Koha 3.8.19 released


The koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.8.19.
This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes.

As always you can download the release from
http://download.koha-community.org




RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.8.19
29 Oct 2013
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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 

    http://koha-community.org/

Koha 3.8.19 can be downloaded from:

    http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.08.19.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

    http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Installation_Documentation
    
    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball


Koha 3.8.19 is a bugfix/maintenance release.


It includes 0 features, 0 enhancements and 11 bugfixes.


New features in 3.8.19
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Enhancements in 3.8.19
======================


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Critical bugs fixed in 3.8.19
======================



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Other bugs fixed in 3.8.19
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Acquisitions
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	10483	normal	Check_uniqueness.pl does not work

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
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	10642	normal	Inappropriate uses of $sth->finish() in C4::RotatingCollections.pm

Cataloging
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	10715	trivial	MARC21 007 Plugin Editor doesn't load position 01

Circulation
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	10362	normal	On return with reserve or transfer the alerts are not shown

Documentation
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	10703	normal	Add/update database documentation

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
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	10712	normal	Some values not saved in koha install log

Notices
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	10664	normal	Software error in overdue_notices.pl if there is no active currency

Patrons
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	10481	normal	No enrollment fee when changing patron category

Serials
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	10728	trivial	Subscription-renew generates unnecessary warnings in logs

Staff Client
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	8887	normal	Search preferences: Strange behaviour with exact matches (default instead of custom favicon used, displays to much results)

Test Suite
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	10653	normal	UT : C4::RotatingCollections.pm needs unit tests.


New sysprefs in 3.8.19
======================



System requirements
======================

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


Documentation
======================

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

    http://koha-community.org/documentation/

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

    http://manual.koha-community.org/3.8/en/

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

    http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=kohadocs.git;a=summary


Translations
======================

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


  * English (USA)
  * Arabic (84%)
  * Armenian (84%)
  * Chinese (China) (56%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  * Czech (98%)
  * Danish (87%)
  * English (New Zealand) (84%)
  * French (99%)
  * French (Canada) (65%)
  * German (100%)
  * German (Switzerland) (83%)
  * Greek (80%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Kurdish (83%)
  * Maori (58%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (57%)
  * Portuguese (100%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (84%)
  * Slovak (100%)
  * Spanish (100%)
  * Turkish (100%)


Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

    http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Translating_Koha

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

    http://lists.koha-community.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/koha-translate

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

    http://translate.koha-community.org/


Release Team
======================

The release team for Koha 3.8.19 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 


Credits
======================

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.8.19:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.19.
  *      2	Colin Campbell
  *      2	Galen Charlton
  *      1	David Cook
  *      2	Jonathan Druart
  *      1	Nicole Engard
  *      1	Kyle M Hall
  *      1	Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *      1	Sophie Meynieux
  *      2	Fridolyn SOMERS
  *      1	Marc Veron
  *      1	Kenza Zaki
  *      1	root

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.19
  *       6 BibLibre                                                                                    
  *       2 ByWater-Solutions                                                                   
  *       2 Equinox                                                                                   
  *       2 PTFS-Europe                                                                              
  *       1 Prosentient Systems
  *       1 kenza-VirtualBox
  *       1 unidentified
  *       1 veron.ch

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.8.19.
  *      15 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      19 Galen Charlton
  *       4 Chris Cormack
  *       2 Jonathan Druart
  *       7 Chris Hall
  *       9 Kyle M Hall
  *      17 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *       1 Owen Leonard
  *       3 Srdjan
  *       1 Mirko Tietgen

We regret any omissions.  If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to 
koha-patches@lists.koha-community.org.


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 

    git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git

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

The last Koha release was 3.8.14, which was released on June 23, 2013.


Bugs and feature requests
======================

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

    http://bugs.koha-community.org/


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