Koha 3.8.21 released

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.8.21.

This is a maintenance release and contains several bugfixes.

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

Please read more for the full release notes

28 Dec 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 3.8.21 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.8.21 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 5 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed in 3.8.21

9046 critical Items are not exported with the tools/export.pl

Other bugs fixed in 3.8.21

10331 trivial Little errors in unimarc_field_4XX.pl (punctuation)

10564 minor Use OPACURLOpenInNewWindow in UNIMARCslim2OPACResults.xsl

10718 normal Items with no checkouts report does not work

9531 normal Make SIP2 message terminator configurable via SIPconfig.xml

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 (96%)
* Armenian (100%)
* Chinese (China) (97%)
* Chinese (Taiwan) (96%)
* Danish (100%)
* English (New Zealand) (96%)
* French (99%)
* French (Canada) (73%)
* German (100%)
* German (Switzerland) (95%)
* Greek (91%)
* Italian (100%)
* Kurdish (90%)
* Maori (67%)
* Norwegian Bokmål (64%)
* Portuguese (100%)
* Portuguese (Brazil) (96%)
* Slovak (100%)
* Spanish (100%)
* Turkish (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 3.8.21 is

Release Manager: Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>
Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard@gmail.com>
Installation Documentation Managers:
Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>
Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
Translation Manager: Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
QA Manager: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer@bsz-bw.de>
QA Team: Chris Cormack <chrisc@catalyst.net.nz>
Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy@rijksmuseum.nl>,
Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart@biblibre.com>,
Brendan Gallagher <brendan@bywatersolutions.com>
Kyle Hall <kyle@bywatersolutions.com>
Mason James <mtj@kohaaloha.com>
Paul Poulain <paul.poulain@biblibre.com>
Bug Wranglers: Magnus Enger <magnus@enger.priv.no>
Packaging Manager: Robin Sheat <robin@catalyst.net.nz>
Live CD Manager: Nguyen Quoc Uy <nguyenquocuy_1102@yahoo.com>
VM Manager: Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux@ecp.fr>

Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall <chrish@catalyst.net.nz>
Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel@gmail.com>
Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen@gmail.com>


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.8.21:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.21.
* 2 Jonathan Druart
* 3 Kyle M Hall
* 1 Janusz Kaczmarek
* 2 Fridolyn SOMERS

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.21
* 4 BibLibre
* 3 ByWater-Solutions
* 1 unidentified

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.8.21.
* 4 Tomas Cohen Arazi
* 4 Galen Charlton
* 3 Chris Cormack
* 1 Frédéric Demians
* 4 Katrin Fischer
* 4 Kyle M Hall
* 1 Mason James
* 5 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
* 1 Liz Rea
* 1 Adrien Saurat

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 (no branch).

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


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