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

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.8.21
28 Dec 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 3.8.21 can be downloaded from:

http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.08.21.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 3.8.21 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 5 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed in 3.8.21
======================

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

Other bugs fixed in 3.8.21
======================

Cataloging
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10331 trivial Little errors in unimarc_field_4XX.pl (punctuation)

OPAC
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10564 minor Use OPACURLOpenInNewWindow in UNIMARCslim2OPACResults.xsl

Reports
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10718 normal Items with no checkouts report does not work

SIP2
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9531 normal Make SIP2 message terminator configurable via SIPconfig.xml

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 (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

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 3.8.21 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>

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

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
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 (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

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

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