Koha Newsletter: Volume 3, Issue 7: July 2012

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Volume 3, Issue 7: July 2012


Edited by Daniel Grobani, Koha Community Newsletter Editor.
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Table of Contents

Koha Development

Koha 3.8.3 Released
by Chris Cormack

The Koha community is proud to release Koha version 3.8.3. This is a
bugfix release, and contains a number of important fixes

You can obtain Koha 3.8.3 here.

Debian packages will be available here soon.

Release notes are here.

Koha 3.6.7 Released
by Jared Camins-Esakov

The Koha release team is happy to announce the release of Koha 3.6.7.

This is a stable release and contains bugfixes as well as updated translations.

You can download Koha 3.6.7 here.

Release notes are here.

Go forth, download, and enjoy.

Koha Statistics

Chris Cormack, Koha Community statistics wizard, has posted statistics for Koha 3.6.7, Koha 3.8.3, and Bugzilla statistics for June.

Release Manager’s Newsletter

Paul Poulain, Koha 3.8 Release Manager, publishes a monthly newsletter dedicated to Koha 3.8 development. It can be found on the Koha Community website in the Koha News category.

The latest issue is here.

Roles for Koha 3.12

With the release of Koha 3.10.0 scheduled for 22 October 2012, the community is thinking about roles for 3.12. Release Manager candidate Jared Camins-Esakov has submitted a proposal outlining his intentions should he be elected RM.

Testing, Testing

There are a lot of developments in testing and signing off this month. Pages on the community wiki have been created on unit tests, continuous integration, interface testing with WWW::Mechanize, and sandboxes.

Koha Dashboard

Chris Cormack has created a dashboard showing the last five sign-offs, the five oldest bugs needing sign-offs, new features recently pushed, new developers, Jenkins status, bug activity, bug statuses, a random bug, a monthly scorecard, important dates, and statistics on commits to master.

The dashboard is a work in progress and can benefit from your contribution to its development.

Koha Community

New Koha Libraries

  • Biblioteca Nacional De Venezuela (Venezuela)
  • Chinook Library Network (USA) (via ByWater Solutions)
  • Converse Free Library (USA) (via ByWater Solutions)
  • Shire of Derby West Kimberley (Australia) (via Calyx)
  • Waimate District Library (New Zealand) (via Catalyst)

Community Gossip

Elliott Davis has joined ByWater Solutions as Development Support Specialist. Elliott is also working on a proof-of-concept to port Koha to the Catalyst MVC perl framework. He’s also posted a guide to configuring LDAP with Koha.

Stefano Bargioni has prepared an experimental Dewey AutoSuggester that retrieves data from dewey.info using SPARQL in jsonp format. He’s working on integrating it into Koha. In the meantime, a demo is available.

Plano Independent School District, in Plano, Texas, has set up their own VM internally running Koha 3.6.x and gone independent from their original support company as of June 6th.

Nicole Engard is working on adding to Koha the ability to search for items by color.

Vimal Kumar V. has created Koha Live CD Lite, a lightweight Koha live CD based on Ubuntu 10.04 Gnome desktop and Koha 3.8.2.

Joy Nelson has posted some recommendations for naming conventions when creating codes in Koha.

Past Koha Events

July General IRC Meeting

The July general IRC meeting was held on 18 July 2012.

More information, including the agenda and links to the minutes, is here.

Upcoming Koha Events

August General IRC Meeting

The August general IRC meeting will be held on 8 August 2012.

More information, including the agenda, is here.

KohaCon13 Venue Selected

The voting for the venue for KohaCon13 has ended and the top choice was Reno, Nevada, USA. Complete voting results are here.