Koha 3.8.15 released

The koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.8.15.
This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes.

As always you can download the release from

This release contains translation updates for both 3.8.14 and 3.8.15,
thank you very much bgkriegel and everyone who helped.

23 Jul 2013

Koha is the first free and open source software library automation package 
(ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types and sizes, 
volunteers, and support companies from around the world.  
The website for the Koha project is 


Koha 3.8.15 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:

    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.8.15 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 0 features, 1 enhancements and 11 bugfixes.

New features in 3.8.15


Enhancements in 3.8.15

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
	9370	Use Library::CallNumber::LC when splitting LC call numbers for spine labels

Critical bugs fixed in 3.8.15

	10590	critical	In opac-topissues limit param is not protected

	766	major	Use of CGI::scrolling_list prevents customization in template

Other bugs fixed in 3.8.15

	10425	minor	Help page missing for Local Use preferences

	10439	normal	Cannot modify the notice's library

	9541	normal	Opac-user doesn't load correct CSS for multiple branches

	10379	minor	Koha-rebuild-zebra gets noisy if no instances are defined

	10297	minor	Categorycode and branchcode should be required when adding patrons

Staff Client
	6281	normal	Bug in LCC sort routine

	10464	minor	Patron search on placing a hold doesn't use jqueryui.autocomplete
	10466	minor	Lists: Use "size" as names/hash keys leads to an unexpected results when using Template::Toolkit (name of a virtual method there)

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers
	10458	trivial	Remove obsolete Z3950 module and test

New sysprefs in 3.8.15

System requirements

    Important notes:
    * Perl 5.10 is required
    * Zebra is required


The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook.The home page for Koha 
documentation is 


As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:


The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at



Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  * English (USA)
  * Arabic (97%)
  * Armenian (97%)
  * Chinese (China) (63%)
  * Danish (100%)
  * English (New Zealand) (97%)
  * French (97%)
  * French (Canada) (74%)
  * German (97%)
  * German (Switzerland) (96%)
  * Greek (92%)
  * Italian (97%)
  * Kurdish (93%)
  * Maori (67%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (65%)
  * Portuguese (97%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (97%)
  * Slovak (100%)
  * Spanish (99%)
  * Turkish (99%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see


for information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate 
list to volunteer:


The most up-to-date translations can be found at:


Release Team

The release team for Koha 3.8.15 is

  Release Manager:       Paul Poulain 
  Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard 
  Installation Documentation Managers:
                         Samuel Desseaux 
                         Mason James 
  Translation Manager:   Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel 
  QA Manager:            Katrin Fischer 
  QA Team:               Chris Cormack 
                         Marcel de Rooy ,
                         Jonathan Druart ,
                         Brendan Gallagher 
                         Kyle Hall 
                         Mason James 
                         Paul Poulain 
  Bug Wranglers:         Magnus Enger 
  Packaging Manager:     Robin Sheat 
  Live CD Manager:       Nguyen Quoc Uy 
  VM Manager:            Samuel Desseaux 

  Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall 
  Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel 
  Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi 


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.8.15:
  * Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.15.
  *      1	Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      1	Colin Campbell
  *      7	Galen Charlton
  *      1	David Cook
  *      2	Jonathan Druart
  *      1	Magnus Enger
  *      1	Kyle M Hall
  *      2	Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *      1	Owen Leonard
  *      1	Marcel de Rooy
  *      2	Fridolyn SOMERS
  *      2	Robin Sheat

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.15
  *       1 ACPL                                                                                          
  *       4 BibLibre                                                                                    
  *       1 ByWater-Solutions                                                                   
  *       2 Catalyst                                                                                 
  *       7 Equinox                                                                                   
  *       1 Libriotech                                                                                 
  *       1 PTFS-Europe                                                                              
  *       1 Prosentient Systems
  *       1 Rijksmuseum                                                                               
  *       3 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.8.15.
  *      19 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      29 Galen Charlton
  *       1 David Cook
  *       8 Chris Cormack
  *       4 Jonathan Druart
  *       1 Magnus Enger
  *       4 Katrin Fischer
  *      20 Chris Hall
  *       8 Kyle M Hall
  *      20 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *       1 Owen Leonard
  *       2 Marcel de Rooy
  *       2 Robin Sheat
  *       1 Srdjan

We regret any omissions.  If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to 

Revision control notes

The Koha project uses Git for version control.  The current development 
version of Koha can be retrieved by checking out the master branch of 


The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.8.x.

The last Koha release was 3.6.11, which was released on December 27, 2012.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at


He rau ringa e oti ai.
(Many hands finish the work)