Koha 3.8.2 Released

The Koha community is proud to release Koha version 3.8.2. This is a bugfix release, and contains a large number of fixes.

You can obtain Koha 3.8.2 from the http://download.koha-community.org site. Debian packages will be available from the http://debian.koha-community.org shortly also.

Please read more for the release notes.

21 Jun 2012

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 3.8.2 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found:

   in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.8.2 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.8.2

8140	blocker		Error when exporting label xml
8247	blocker		adding basket doesn't save basket name, internal or vendor note
7329	critical	The "undo import into catalog" command deletes items onloan without checking
8056	critical	CircAutoPrintQuickSlip set to clear doesn't work
8062	critical	Cart email broken for non english templates
8135	critical	Services Directory and itemrecorddisplay.pl File Missing After Install
8144	critical	775 tag in the MARC record causes display issue
5327	major		Unit tests required for all C4 modules
7112	major		Having two prices in 020$c causes basket creation to fail from staged marc import
8057	major		Error when adding a patron with email address
8082	major		The:  IssuingInProcess  configuration setting is working in reverse.
8145	major		opac-tags.pl fails when DEBUG is set
8182	major		Problem with overdue fine calculations after upgrade
8201	major		can't change receive date

Bugs fixed in 3.8.2

3638	normal		Status of hold not changed when item checked in via SIP2 Interface
4330	normal		Copyright statements out of date
4838	normal		Repeated authority headings break biblio record data entry form
5795	normal		Missing ReservesControlBranch system pref in database installer
6858	normal		Adds staticfines.pl for static fines processing
7127	normal		Templates must be valid XHTML
7178	normal		Improve order item creation
7586	normal		Search: Language restriction does  NOT show expected results (no items shown)
7599	normal		Cart JavaScript contains untranslatable English strings
7810	normal		C4/Auth.pm - on plack restart session is undefined
7872	normal		C4::Items should use C4::Koha methods instead of duplicating SQL queries
7951	normal		Suspending holds needs a system preference
7952	normal		PDF::Reuse under plack writes to console STDOUT instead to browser
7961	normal		Local cover images should support CSV link files
8005	normal		Lost item is not anonymized when checked in
8111	normal		Language chooser display problem in self-checkout
8116	normal		z3950 empty search causes silent warning in koha-error_log
8124	normal		Hide option to download results of items with no checkouts report
8129	normal		quick slips issuing does not work
8136	normal		Changes the expected lenght of 100$a in rebuild_zebra.pl
8160	normal		Link to cataloging appears for users without cataloging permission
8161	normal		Cataloging home page should be accessible to users with permission to edit catalog or edit items
8171	normal		Improper escaping of quotes during z39.50 queries leads to broken html
8176	normal		$sqlwhere is undefined in C4::Serials in GetSubscriptions
8184	normal		Duplicate budget page lacks heading and breadcrumbs
8197	normal		Software error when you have cleaned cookies in your browser and try to past the url to opac-topissues.pl
8226	normal		'OpacFooter' markup/css improvements
5312	minor	XHTML correction in authority summary
6141	minor	html glitches causing problems to translator
7815	minor	Order pickup library list by name rather than by code
7948	minor	Printing transfer slip loses barcode field focus
8009	minor	Item descriptive data not populated on pay.pl
8014	minor	On the patron entry form hide "restricted until" field if "Restricted: No" is checked
8040	minor	a menu misnamed in budgets
8119	minor	Show hint when disabling active currency checkbox
8122	minor	Add a link to new library group creation from empty groups message
8139	minor	Fix the CSS for the recent comments to prevent leftmenu overlapping it.
8150	minor	Patron circulation history has a fossil navagation bar
8166	minor	Adding new currencies & exchange rates if not fill any field it save blank record
8195	minor	The selected link in include menus must be bold
8217	minor	Focus on search box in Detail page (staff search)
3521	trivial	Items table in catalogue/detail.pl and cataloguing/additem.pl is sorted nonsensically
6267	trivial	custom http user-agent in check-url.pl (fix for books.google.com 401 error)
7368	trivial	General staff client typo omnibus
8222	trivial	The zip code field is mandatory by default
6684	enhancement	koha-remove should check the number of arguments it gets
7444	enhancement	Use T::T date plugin to display dates omnibus
7788	enhancement	Tiny problems with calling GetShelf
7847	enhancement	OPAC search dies with plack
7926	enhancement	Acq search results show empty parenthesis for orders without basket group
7941	enhancement	Fix version numbers in modules and set up a system to keep them up to date
8080	enhancement	login and password is pre-filled by the browser when creating a new patron
8107	enhancement	Disabled buttons not distinguishable from enabled buttons.
8138	enhancement	Add 773$t field to xslt
8178	enhancement	circ/circulation.pl under plack duplicates checkout rows

New system preferences in 3.8.2

  * ReservesControlBranch
  * SuspendHoldsIntranet
  * SuspendHoldsOpac

System requirements

    Changes since 3.6:

    * No new system requirements


As of Koha 3.2, the Koha manual is now 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:

the following languages:
  * Chinese -Taiwan- (100%, OPAC 100%)
  * German (100%, OPAC 100%)
  * Italian (100%, OPAC 100%)
  * French (99%, OPAC 100%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (90%, OPAC 100%)
  * Spanish (87%, OPAC 100%)
  * English -nz- (78%, OPAC 100%)
  * Arabic (76%, OPAC 100%)
  * Danish (75%, OPAC 100%)
  * Greek (69%, OPAC 100%)
  * French -canada- (68%, OPAC 70%)
  * Armenian (68%, OPAC 100%)
  * Norwegian (67%, OPAC 100%)

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 is

  Release Manager:       Paul Poulain
  Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard
  Translation Manager:   Frédéric Demians
  QA Manager:            Ian Walls
  QA team:               Marcel de Rooy ,
  Jonathan Druart
  Bug Wranglers:         Katrin Fischer, Magnus Enger

  Release Maintainer (3.4.x): Chris Nighswonger
  Release Maintainer (3.6.x): Jared Camins-Esakov
  Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Cormack 


We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to
Koha 3.8.2. 

     1	D Ruth Bavousett
     1	Jared Camins-Esakov
     4	Colin Campbell
    20	Chris Cormack
     4	Christophe Croullebois
     1	Sétphane Delaune
     4	Frédéric Demians
     4	Jonathan Druart
     3	Katrin Fischer
     2	Amit Gupta
    10	Kyle M Hall
     2	Mason James
     2	Srdjan Jankovic
     1	Piotr Kowalski
    12	Owen Leonard
     2	Julian Maurice
     1	Matthias Meusburger
     3	Sophie Meynieux
     7	Dobrica Pavlinusic
     6	Paul Poulain
     1	Liz Rea
     3	Marcel de Rooy
     1	Fridolyn SOMERS
     1	Adrien Saurat
     2	Robin Sheat
     1	Simon Story
     1	Marc Veron
     1	Ian Walls

We regret any omissions.  If a contributor has been inadvertantly 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 Koha 3.8.x (i.e., this version of Koha and future bugfix
releases) is 3.8.x.

The next major feature release of Koha will be Koha 3.10.0.

Bugs and feature requests

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


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