Koha Community Newsletter: October 2020

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October 2020

Volume 11, Issue 10
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Development

Koha 20.05.05 Released

by Lucas Gass
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 20.05.05.

Koha 20.05.05 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 30 enhancements, 31 bugfixes.

The full release notes can be viewed here:

Koha 20.05.05 Release

Debian packages are ready and can be downloaded here:
https://download.koha-community.org/

Koha 19.11.11 Released

by Aleisha Amohia
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 19.11.11.

Koha 19.11.11 is a security and bugfix/maintenance release including 2
security fixes, 15 bugfixes.

The full release notes are available here:

Koha 19.11.11 released

Koha 19.05.16 Released

by Victor Grousset
The Koha Community is happy to announce the release of Koha 19.05.16.

Koha 19.05.16 is a bugfix/maintenance release with security fixes.

It includes 2 security fixes, 9 bugfixes.

The full release notes can be found at:

Koha 19.05.16 released

Debian packages will be available shortly.

Thanks to everyone involved 🙂

Community

Notes, Gossip & Announcements

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

Take a look at these new tutorials from PTFS Europe:

Sending email notifications from Koha
Tutorial – Using Patron emailer and the Bywater emailer plugin. Janet McGowan describes two different approaches s to sending out custom letters to your patrons:

  • Using the delivered patron emailer functionality that came in with Koha version 19.05
  • Working with the Bywater patron emailer plugin
Getting involved in the Koha Community
Watch here.
Martin Renvoize, Development Manager, talks us through the different ways you can get involved in the Koha Community. From online chat to bug wrangling, Release Team roles to Hackfests.

The team at ByWater Solutions has some great new tutorials for you:

Support Provider News

From Equinox
#ChatOpenS: November 11, 2020 from 12-1pm EDT with Mike Rylander moderating. #ChatOpenS is a monthly Twitter Chat to bring together the open-source library community.

Upcoming Events

Open discussion on Koha Coding

On Wednesday 4 November our Development Manager, Martin Renvoize is going to be running an open discussion for our customers as a kind of bug testing/fixing workshop. If you have ever raised a support ticket with us having spotted a problem with your Koha system and it has resulted in a patch (fix) needing to be done in the system, chances are it will have been through the process which Martin will be demonstrating. He is aiming to go through the following:

  • A very quick guide to Bugzilla (the system used for managing bugs in Koha) and picking bugs to sign off
  • Picking a bug, testing it and signing it off with a sandbox
  • Picking a bug that is yet to be fixed and working through a fix for it

Email andrew.auld@ptfs-europe.com for details.

CILIP Conference 2020

CILIP Conference is a highlight in the annual calendar for library, information and knowledge professionals in the UK and is an important opportunity to connect with networks, share work and build for the future. This year the conference format has had to be reimagined and will be delivered on a virtual event platform. The one-day event on 19 November will include all of the elements that you would expect – impressive keynote speakers, engaging sessions and chances to network.

PROGRAMME AND SPEAKERS
PTFS Europe will be in the virtual Exhibition Hall for this event giving the opportunity for delegates to learn all about Koha and how it could benefit their library.

Koha4Health

PTFS Europe is hosting a virtual conference for library professionals in the health sector on 24 November. With presentations from existing Koha libraries including The King’s Fund and Worcestershire Health Library this conference is an opportunity for health libraries to see why Koha is right for them. http://www.ptfs-europe.com/koha4health

November General IRC Meeting

The November General IRC meeting will be held the 4th at 20:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is
here.

November Documentation IRC Meeting

The November Documentation IRC meeting will be held the 12th at 18:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is
here.

Past Events

October General IRC Meeting

The October General IRC meeting was held the 7th at 20:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is
here.

October Development IRC Meeting

The October Development IRC meeting was held the 7th at 20:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is
here.

October Documentation IRC Meeting

The October Documentation IRC meeting was held the 15th at 18:00 UTC.

The agenda, links to the minutes, and other information is
here.

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