Koha 16.11.07 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.07.

Koha 16.11.07 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 16.11.07 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 38 bugfixes.

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Koha Community Newsletter: March 2017

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Volume 8, Issue 3
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Table of Contents

Development

Koha 16.11.06 Released

by Katrin Fischer
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.06.

This is a maintenance release of 16.11 and contains 9 bugfixes.

The full release notes are available at
Koha 16.11.06 Release Notes

Koha 16.05.06 Released

by Mason James
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.05.11.

Koha 16.05.11 is a security release. It includes 1 enhancements, 8 bugfixes

See the full release notes here:
Koha 16.05.11 Release Notes

Koha 3.22.19 Released

by Julian Maurice
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.19.

This is a security release and contains 1 security fix and 4 bugfixes.

See the full release notes here:
Koha 3.22.19 Release Notes

Introducing Mana

by Paul Poulain
BibLibre is working on a project, called mana [1]. This project will try to build a global knowledge base for library data. It will be partly tighten to Koha, and partly not.

For every data on Mana, we will provide micro-services (RESTFUL API) to :

  • query the kb and retrieve data
  • push data into the kb
  • let mana users declare a given data outdated or wrong.

For now, mana handle:

  • subscriptions models: a weekly serial is weekly for everyone. With Mana, Koha users (and possibly other ILSes) will be able to quickly prepare their subscription management.
  • reports. This is 100% Koha tighten, because it’s related to sharing SQL queries. But that will be very useful for all Koha libraries to share and quickly retrieve SQL they can run in a few click on their local DB.

We are also developing an interface to clean mana-kb data.

In the next weeks we will add social data: “give me an ISBN, I’ll give you user reviews, user tags, user rankings”. This will not be tighten to Koha at all, even if we will implement the mechanism within Koha. There are many many other data that could be stored in this KB:

  • kbart and ONIX-PL files for electronic resources
  • vendors/contact
  • “patron that read this also read that”
  • It could even include bibliographic data ? [although it would probably result in a huge DB, out of scope for now]
  • some specific Koha setups (libraries can add some tweaking to Koha, using JavaScript. We could have a DB of tweaks)

I presented this project yesterday during the hackfest. People were quite enthusiastic 😉
The first bug should be ready to be signed-off in the next days (https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=17047)

BibLibre is willing to host the mana server, I propose to use a sub-domain of koha-community.org. Could we have mana-kb.koha-community.org and mana-test.koha-community.org defined and pointing to 91.121.55.79 ? That would be very helpful to signoff patches.
Also note that we’re already filling the database with subscriptions informations coming from our customers. If you want to add your existing data, drop me an email, I’ll send you the SQL you must run on your Koha to create a CSV file that we can easily import into Mana-kb.

[1] why mana ? It’s a Maori word meaning “authoritative, valid, prestige” (http://maoridictionary.co.nz/search?keywords=mana)

Biblibre sandboxes are back

by Fridolin Somers
Our sandboxes are back :
https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Sandboxes#BibLibre
We have increased their number to 16.

Ready for #HF2017.

Community

Koha General Mailing List in UK

If you live in the UK and use Koha — there is a mailing list just for you!

You can join the list at:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lis-koha

New Koha Libraries

Community Gossip

Jessie Zairo reports back on the 2017 Koha North Texas Summit Presentations.
Galen Charlton discusses the threat to IMLS support for free and open source software.
The Koha Community Congratulates Winners of India’s Best Koha Implementation Award
Vinod Kumar Mishra blogs about the best paper award for an article on Koha.

How To

Jessie Zairo walks you through Koha 16.11 in the following tutorials and webinars:

Vimal Kumar has three How-To articles for you:

Karen Holt explains how to make the last patron who checked out an item visible in Koha 16.05 and later.
Let Kelly McElliott show you how to do batch item modifications in Koha 16.11 .

Support Provider News

From ByWater Solutions:

Upcoming Events

2017 Koha North California Summit

2017 Northern CA Koha Summit Event Date: April 5, 2017

  • Event Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Event Location: Martha Riley Community Library
  • Event Address: 1501 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville CA 95747
  • Registration: Fill out form

Find out more here.

Kohacon 2017

by Eugene Jose Espinoza
KohaCon17 will be on June 19-23, 2017 at Ayala Museum, Makati City.

We are happy to announce that you can now visit our website
http://kohacon2017philippines.com for information regarding KohaCon 2017.

April General IRC Meeting

The April General IRC meeting will be held on the 5th at 14:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

March General IRC Meeting

The March general IRC meeting was held on the 1st at 20:00 UTC.

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

March 8 Development IRC Meeting

The March 8th development IRC meeting was held on the 8th at 19:00 UTC.

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

March 22 Development IRC Meeting

The March 22nd development IRC meeting was held on the 22nd at 13:00 UTC.

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

Posted in 16.05, 16.11, 3.22, Announcements, Events, IRC Meetings, Koha, Koha News, Koha Newsletter, Koha Tips & Tricks, release, releases, security

Koha 3.22.19 security release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.19

It is a security release and it includes 1 security fix and 4 bugfixes. See below for details

Koha 3.22.19 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/koha-3.22.19.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Read more ›

Posted in Koha News

Koha 16.11.06 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.06.

Koha 16.11.06 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 16.11.06 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 9 bugfixes.

Read more ›

Posted in 16.11, release

Koha 3.22.18 security release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.18

It is a security release and it includes 7 bugfixes. See below for details

Koha 3.22.18 can be downloaded from: http://download.koha-community.org/old_rleases/koha-3.22.18.tar.gz

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Read more ›

Posted in 3.22, Announcements, Koha, Koha News, release, releases, security

Koha 16.05.11 security release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.05.11.

Koha 16.5.11 is a security release. It includes 1 enhancements, 8 bugfixes

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Posted in 16.05, Koha News, releases, security

Koha 16.11.05 security release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.05.

This is a security release. If you are running 16.11, we strongly recommend you update.

Koha 16.11.05 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

It includes 1 enhancement and 10 bugfixes.

Read more ›

Posted in Koha News

The Koha Community Congratulates Winners of India’s Best Koha Implementation Award

3/8/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla, KC Media Coordinator
ncurulla@gmail.com

The Koha Community Congratulates Winners of India’s Best Koha Implementation Award

The 2nd National Koha Conclave concluded in late February in Pune with the announcement of India’s Best Koha Implementation Award for 2017. There were 11 libraries in India who sent their nominations which were reviewed by a committee of 4 people including Mr. Chris Cormack who was the Chief Resource Person at the Conclave.

After a very diligent review by the committee, the Best Koha Implementation Award  was announced  jointly to the Vikram Sarabhai Library of the Indian Institute of Management and to the Mysore University Library. The award trophy  was presented by Mr. Chris Cormack and Mr. N V Sathyanarayana to the representatives of the IIM Ahmedabad library at the conclave on the last day of the event. Since no representative from  Mysore University Library was present, the trophy will be presented to the University Library during a separate function. 

Nominations were evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Quality of Records: MARC21 Format
  2. Full implementation of House Keeping Activities
  3. Facilitating access to e-books or e-resources through Z39.50 integration
  4. Multiple Libraries included in same administration on single platform (Multi-Tenant)
  5. Cloud or local hosting, reasons for deploying the same.
  6. Integration of messaging system with circulation activities
  7. User Interface – further developed in house or standard
  8. Local Customization – How many patches have been developed
  9. Bio-metric integration
  10. Is Koha integrated with RFID or not?
  11. Integrated  LDAP or third party single sign on

Informatics Publishing Ltd. and the Koha community congratulates both the IIM Ahmedabad Library and Mysore University Library for implementing Koha in the most innovative ways leading to its best utilization for the Library and its users.

About Koha:

Koha is the first web based and first free software library automation package. In use worldwide since 1999, its development is steered by a growing community of users collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. Since its creation, Koha has become the most downloaded ILS in the world with tens of thousands of libraries utilizing it globally.

Full-featured ILS: In use worldwide in libraries of all sizes, Koha is a true enterprise-class ILS with comprehensive functionality including basic and advanced options. Koha includes modules for acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, serials management, authorities, flexible reporting, label printing, multi-format notices, offline circulation for when Internet access is not available, and much more. Koha will work for consortia of all sizes, multi-branch, and single-branch libraries.

Multilingual and translatable: Koha has a large number of available languages, with more languages every year.

Full text searching: Powerful searching and an enhanced catalogue display that can use content from Amazon, Google, LibraryThing, Open Library, and Syndetics, among others.

Library Standards Compliant: Koha is built using library standards and protocols such as MARC 21, UNIMARC, z39.50, SRU/SW, SIP2, SIP/NCIP, ensuring interoperability between Koha and other systems and technologies, while supporting existing workflows and tools.

Web-based Interfaces: Koha’s OPAC, circ, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies–XHTML, CSS and Javascript–making Koha a truly platform-independent solution.

Free Software / Open Source:  Koha is distributed under the Free Software General Public License (GPL) version 3 or later.

No Vendor Lock-in: It is an important part of the free software promise that there is no vendor lock-in: libraries are free to install and use Koha themselves if the have the in-house expertise or to purchase support or development services from the best available sources. Libraries should be free to change support company and export their data at any time, make sure your support company allows this. For more information please visit: https://koha-community.org

Posted in Koha News

Koha Community Newsletter: February 2017

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Volume 8, Issue 2
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Table of Contents

Development

Koha 16.11.04 Released

by Katrin Fischer
The Koha Community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11.04.

Koha 16.11.04 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 enhancements, 41 bugfixes.

read the full release notes

Koha 16.05.10 Released

by Mason James
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.05.10.

Koha 16.5.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 32 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 3.22.17 Released

by Julian Maurice
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.17

It is a bugfix/maintenance release and it includes 23 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

What’s on in koha-devel #10

by Jonathan Druart
[ Originally published on the Koha and Development mailing lists: read original ]
Hello librarians and developers,

Several interesting initiatives emerged in this beginning of year 2017. Lot of things need to ready for the next stable release in March. If you have some spare time, do not hesitate to get involve and make things you love moving forward 🙂

= Catalyst academy =
Let’s start with the yearly Catalyst academy week.

The Open Source Academy is a Catalyst initiative designed to provide training & work experience in open source development for young New Zealand technologists. We got signoffs and patches from 6 students (Zoe, Luke, Grace, Karen, Caitlin and Emma) and they all got at least 1 patch pushed into master this week [1]. Congrats to all of them! Looking forward the next one 🙂

= Move marcxml out of the biblioitems table (bug 17196) =
Well, that’s it, it’s in and will be in 17.05!

I’d like to specially thanks Mason, Josef, Zeno, Nick and Marcel to have been involved in the testing and QA process of this important change. It will offer us more flexibility in the future for new developments as well as bring us performance boost in few areas.

Since that change will break lot of reports, I have worked on a way to automatically detect the problematic reports and automagically convert it using the new columns. I think we really need it for the next major release, take a look at bug 17898 (Add a way to automatically convert SQL reports).

= Dashboard =
I have submitted a pull request which has been quickly merged (thanks Chris!). The dashboard (http://dashboard.koha-community.org) now displays a “Overall bug tracker health status” with the number of blocker, critical and major bug reports opened over the last 60 days. If you want to quickly know which are the hot patches waiting for you, just click on the link and you will get the bug list.

=Bootstrap 3=
The bootstrap library used for the staff interface has been upgraded to the version 3.3.7. Lot of work has been done by Josef and Owen to make the staff interface looking awesome. Elements like buttons, links, icons, modal windows have been homogenised. Some work are still in progress but the big step has been done. You can take a look at the depend patches of bug 17873 (Make all buttons Bootstrap styled) if you want easy signoffs.

= Hea – Share your statistics with the community =
Few days ago I have submitted patches for a proposition of what could be Hea version 2. If you want more informations, take a look at bug 18066 and especially the comment 2 about screenshots. Developers are very welcome to test, and librarians to give their opinion on what could be missing to make Hea better. I would also like to get help from a native English speaker to add more informations on the administration page to explain better what happens (and what will not happen!) when an option or another is set.

= Refactoring =
Lot of refactoring bug reports are waiting for testers and QAers. Everything has been stuck for the last month. I really would like to see more attention on these bugs, to continue the work in progress. To know how you can help, take a look at this graph: https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/showdependencygraph.cgi?id=15449
Zoom out, zoom out, once again. If you are a signoffer, pick the orange boxes, if you are a QAer, look at the yellow ones.

= Template Toolkit syntax for notices =
This is certainly one of the most important area if you want to help us getting this in for the next release. These are quite lot of things to do to get something ready. First we want to make sure we will not get regression using the TT syntax. To prove that, I have opened an omnibus (see bug 17961 and related bugs – TT syntax for notices – Prove we have an equivalent for our historical custom syntax). A huge amount of tests are provided to prepare the ground and safe our backs for later. It is, in my opinion, the important part of the work. All of these patches are easy to test.

To ease the migration for libraries, I have developed an interface to automagically convert the notices from the historical syntax to the TT syntax. You can take a look at bug 17981 and bug 18007 for this interface change. To test *all* of this stack change, you just need to checkout the remote branch from my github repository [2]

Screenshot of the convert interface: https://pageshot.net/pVRqSxln4A9cqjtM/pro.kohadev.vm

= Authority merge bugs =
Marcel is reworking the authority merge feature. It is quite buggy and the code is hard to maintain currently. You can take a look at bug 17908 (Authority merge omnibus) and all related bug reports to help and/or follow the progress.

The next general IRC meeting is on March 1st, 20 UTC.
https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/General_IRC_meeting_1_March_2017

The next dev IRC meeting is today (!) at 20 UTC
https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Development_IRC_meeting_8_February_2017

Hope to see your there!

Cheers,
Jonathan

[1] https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Catalyst_Academy
[2] https://github.com/joubu/Koha/tree/bug_17981

Summary: Koha Devel Meeting, 22 February 2017

by Nick Clemens
[ From Koha dev list ]

We had a productive dev meeting today, just wanted to highlight some of our discussions for the general list readers. If this seems useful I will try to send these updates after each dev meeting:

The Onboarding tool still needs more testing (see Jonathan’s email here: http://lists.koha-community.org/pipermail/koha-devel/2017-February/043481.html)

This tool will make it easier for those setting up a new instance to enable necessary settings and configuration and generally make Koha setup more friendly.

It was proposed as a possibility to roll the tool out in English first, and add other languages as they are tested. Ideally we would have as much testing as possible now. We will discuss and vote on how to move ahead at the next Developers meeting (8 March 2017, 19UTC)

The ru-RU and uk-UA languages were discussed for possible removal as there has been no maintenance, if you are using these or interested in helping maintain (or have strong opinion) please let us know.

Testing and QA teams can always use more help so let us know if you are interested.

Other interesting notes:
ElasticSearch dependencies are being packaged by Mirko
Jonathan continues work on refactoring and moving things to the Koha namespace (see here for Koha::Patron status)
OverDrive integration has been pushed to master

The next meeting will be 8 March 2017, 19UTC, I hope to see you there.

KohaDevBox Updates

by Tomas Cohen Arazi
Updates:
(a) Support for setting ElasticSearch 5.1
(b) Fixes for instance creation errors

Details:
(a) For supporting ElasticSearch 5.1 I’ve removed references to ‘2.x’ in the code (either for repository configuration or display messages). So you should now set in your vars/user.yml file either:
elasticsearch_version: ‘5.x’
elasticsearch_version: ‘2.x’
elasticsearch_version: ‘1.7’
for the desired ES version. (Note: the quotes are required)
ES 5.1 requires higher RAM availability so I made the Vagrantfile set 4GB of RAM when KOHA_ELASTICSEARCH=1 is set in ENV when doing the ‘vagrant up’ command. You can tweak the Vagrantfile locally to whatever you want (lower value?).

This has all been documented on the README.md file

This should be enough for being able to test https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=17255

If there’s something missing, please file a bug in https://github.com/digibib/kohadevbox/issues/new so we take care of it. As usual, pull requests are welcome.

(b) There have recently been some changes on the koha-* scripts so they don’t (only) have hardcoded paths, but accept a new entry in koha-conf.xml () which specifies the place to pick the source code from. Pretty cool!
But this made koha-gitify fail to set all it is needed to keep working as we did before.
As a workaround I’ve added a fixed {{ vagrant_home_dir }}/kohaclone entry to the koha-conf-site.xml.in file we ship with KohaDevBox.
Ideally, we should just add –dev-install and –dev-install-dir options to koha-create and just (probably) deprecate koha-gitify. I’m not sure what is the best solution. koha-gitify does lots of path fixes in places that are not related to koha-* scripts (zebra configuration files, koha-conf.xml itself, etc).

I’m raising this so we can discuss the best way to deal with this. Having a koha-gitify-like feature baked inside Koha is not a bad idea at all!

I’d like to highlight that I haven’t succeeded in figuring why installing Test::DBIx::Class fails randomly. I blamed CPAN mirrors at some point because the default one was returning ‘not found’ when fetching the sources. But that doesn’t seem to be the ONLY cause for failures. Any help on this is welcome. The way to check what’s going on is to comment out that step and log into the box and cpanm manually.

The most important on this regard: don’t feel bad when the box fails to load because of this stuff. Remember you can ‘continue’ the process by reprovisioning. It is important to keep in mind that you need to do it with the same params you chose for ‘vagrant up’. For example, I always do:

$ KOHA_ELASTICSEARCH=1 SKIP_WEBINSTALLER=1 CREATE_ADMIN_USER=1 vagrant up

so, if it fails to install something (temporary network issues? the weird Test::DBIx::Class random failure?) I always do:

$ KOHA_ELASTICSEARCH=1 SKIP_WEBINSTALLER=1 CREATE_ADMIN_USER=1 vagrant provision

No need to halt and reload the machine. I’m not sure why people are doing it, but don’t. Unless you have specific reasons to do so. It will eat a couple minutes from your time with no evident advantage.

Community

New Koha Libraries

Community Gossip

Call for KohaCon18 hosting proposals
Koha Earns Tops Marks in the 2016 Perceptions Survey.
Nathan Curulla writes a Valentine to Koha.
Barton Chittenden writes about sharing information in the Koha community.
Jessie Zairo talks about how you can support Koha-US using Amazon Smile.

How To

Kyle Hall goes over the new multi item holds feature in Koha 16.11 .
Articles by Barton Chittenden:

Articles by Jessie Zairo:

Articles by Kelly McElligott:

Articles by Vimal Kumar

Best Koha Implementation Award – 2017 (Koha Conclave)

by Amit Gupta
The 2nd National Koha Conclave concluded last week at TCS, Pune with the announcement of the Best Koha Implementation Award 2017. There were 11 libraries in India who sent their nominations which were reviewed by a Jury of 4 people including Mr. Chris Cormack who was the Chief Resource Person at the Conclave.

After a very diligent review by the Jury, the Best Koha Implementation Award was announced jointly to the Vikram Sarabhai Library , Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Mysore University Library, Mysore. The award trophy was presented by Mr. Chris Cormack and Mr. N V Sathyanarayana to the representatives of the IIM Ahmedabad library at the conclave on the last day of the event. Since no representative from Mysore University Library was present, the trophy will be presented to the University Library during a separate function in the next couple of weeks.

Informatics and the Koha community congratulates both the IIM Ahmedabad Library and Mysore University Library for implementing Koha in the most innovative ways leading to its best utilization for the Library and its users.

We look forward to more nominations for the 2018 Best Koha Implementation Award.

Upcoming Events

Koha-US Conference CFP

by Christopher Davis
Koha-US is calling for proposals for conference talks/presentations, round
table discussions, poster sessions, etc. for its 2017 annual conference
held on August 9-12 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA. The theme for this year’s
conference is “Koha: You Can Do It” and is in the enabling attitude of
Rosie the Riveter (see attached poster). We are seeking proposals for
diverse audiences, from new Koha users, to the most advanced Koha software
developers. Please check out the proposal submission form found at
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoq_J7IHoTP-KhdGp3I-FYbi0L44BWMjTIgLZcCZ4XpugRuw/viewform
for more details.

If you are not sure what you could share at this conference, think about
the things you wish someone would have told you about when you were
struggling or maybe think of a lesson you “learned the hard way.” Maybe you
could share your experiences integrating Koha into a library program. The
Koha community loves to share and presenting at the conference is a great
way to do just that.

2017 Koha North California Summit

2017 Northern CA Koha Summit Event Date: April 5, 2017

  • Event Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Event Location: Martha Riley Community Library
  • Event Address: 1501 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville CA 95747
  • Registration: Fill out form

Find out more here.

Hackfest in Marseille 2017: registration now open

[ Registration now open. Announced on koha dev mailing list ]

Date: March. 20th-24th

Kohacon 2017 Update: Call for Papers

by Eugene Jose Espinoza

The Call for Papers is now open! During the initial pre-registration, the following collated topics were identified which piqued the interests of the pre-registrants:

Linked data
Library user’s needs
Adoption and migration of Koha in academic libraries
Koha mobile application
Patrons
Managing academic library with Koha
Integrating Technology in Education – Open Source Systems
Koha Experience in Public and Academic Libraries
Migration
Users’ Perception toward the Electronic Information Resources
Koha as CMS
Discovery Tool and Koha
Service Satisfaction by Koha
Koha enhancement
Koha configuration
EDS integration
Self-checkout system

We encourage pre-registered participants who answered they are inclined to present during the Conference to submit abstracts of their papers to the KohaCon2017 Organizing Committee.
The deadline for the submission of Title and Abstract is March 30, 2017.
Please send it to kohacon17@gmail.com or aslplibrarians@gmail.com

KohaCon17 will be on June 19-23, 2017 at Ayala Museum, Makati City.

We are happy to announce that you can now visit our website
http://kohacon2017philippines.com for information regarding KohaCon 2017.

Here are some reminders:

  • We would like to see you here, register online -link-
  • Be our sponsor, slots still available maging KOHAnep and
    KObaHAbagi -link-
  • Share your experiences, knowledge and expertise about Koha, call
    of papers is until March 15, 2017 -link-
  • We are thankful for our venue sponsors, Main Conference venue at
    Ayala Museum -link-

    and Hackfest venue at Asian Institute of Management -link-

March 8 Development IRC Meeting

The March Development IRC meeting will be held on the 8th at 19:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

March General IRC Meeting

The March general IRC meeting was held on the 1st at 20:00 UTC.

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

February 8 Development IRC Meeting

The February development IRC meeting was held on the 8th at 20:00 UTC.

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

February 22 Development IRC Meeting

The February development IRC meeting was held on the 22nd at 13:00 UTC.

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

Posted in Announcements, Events, IRC Meetings, Koha, Koha News, Koha Newsletter, Koha Tips & Tricks, release, releases, security

Koha 16.05.10 release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 16.5.10

23 Feb 2017

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 16.5.10 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

  • Koha Wiki
  • OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 16.5.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 32 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [7533] Add template_cache_dir to the koha-conf.xml file

Critical bugs fixed

Authentication

  • [17775] Add new user with LDAP not works under Plack

Cataloging

  • [17922] Default value substitution for month and day should be fixed length

Circulation

  • [8361] Issuing rule if no rule is defined

Hold requests

  • [18015] On shelf holds allowed > “If all unavailable” ignores notforloan

Label/patron card printing

  • [18044] Label Batches not displaying

OPAC

  • [18025] Expired password recovery links cause sql crash

Patrons

  • [17782] Patron updated_on field should be set to current timestamp when borrower is deleted

Serials

  • [15030] Certain values in serials’ items are lost on next edit

System Administration

  • [18111] Import default framework is broken

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers

  • [17871] Can’t retrieve facets (or zebra::snippet) from Zebra with YAZ 5.8.1

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [16984] Standing orders – when ordering a JS error is raised

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [17726] TestBuilder’s refactoring removed default values
  • [18089] All XSLT testing singleBranchMode = 0 fails to show even if install has only 1 branch
  • [18136] Content of ExportRemoveFields is not picked to pre-fill field list

Cataloging

  • [17512] Improve handling dates in C4::Items
  • [17780] When choose an author in authority results new window shows a blank screen
  • [17988] Select2 prevents correct tag expand/minimize functionality

Hold requests

  • [11450] Hold Request Confirm Deletion

Lists

  • [15584] Staff client list errors are incorrectly styled
  • [17852] Multiple URLs (856) in list email are broken

MARC Authority data support

  • [17913] Merge three authority merge fixes

MARC Bibliographic data support

  • [17788] (MARC21) $9 fields not indexed in authority-linked fields

OPAC

  • [17823] XSLT: Add label for MARC 583 – Action note

Reports

  • [8306] Patron stats, patron activity : no active doesn’t work

Searching

  • [16115] JavaScript error on item search form unless NOT_LOAN defined
  • [17838] Availability limit broken until an item has been checked out
  • [18047] JavaScript error on item search form unless LOC defined
  • [18068] ES: Location and (home|holding)branch facets mixed

Serials

  • [17865] If a subscription has no history end date, it shows as expired today in OPAC

Staff Client

  • [18026] URL to database columns link in system preferences is incorrect

Tools

  • [18095] Batch item modification: Better message if no item is modified

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers

  • [17487] Improper placement of select/clear all in Z39.50/SRU search dialog

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

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

Translations

Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:

  • English (USA)
  • Arabic (99%)
  • Armenian (95%)
  • Chinese (China) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  • Czech (97%)
  • Danish (73%)
  • English (New Zealand) (97%)
  • Finnish (99%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (100%)
  • Greek (84%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (54%)
  • Kurdish (52%)
  • Norwegian BokmÃ¥l (60%)
  • Occitan (81%)
  • Persian (61%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (99%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (90%)
  • Slovak (95%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (92%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (75%)

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 16.5.10 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 16.5.10:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 16.5.10.

  • Chloe (1)
  • Blou (2)
  • radiuscz (2)
  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (16)
  • Caitlin Goodger (2)
  • Luke Honiss (2)
  • Mason James (4)
  • Karen Jen (1)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Chris Nighswonger (1)
  • Dobrica Pavlinusic (1)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Adrien Saurat (1)
  • Zoe Schoeler (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (1)
  • Oleg Vasylenko (3)
  • Marc Véron (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 16.5.10

  • abunchofthings.net (1)
  • BibLibre (3)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (16)
  • ByWater-Solutions (4)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • centrum.cz (2)
  • Foundations (1)
  • KohaAloha (4)
  • Marc Véron AG (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (3)
  • rot13.org (1)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • Theke Solutions (3)
  • unidentified (9)
  • wegc.school.nz (3)

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha.

  • Baptiste Wojtkowski (1)
  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Hugo Agud (1)
  • Jenny Schmidt (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (29)
  • Josef Moravec (14)
  • Katrin Fischer (18)
  • Liz Rea (3)
  • Magnus Enger (2)
  • Marc Véron (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (4)
  • Mason James (33)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Nick Clemens (10)
  • Owen Leonard (4)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (4)
  • Kyle M Hall (18)
  • Marcel de Rooy (4)

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:

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release
line is 16.05.x

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)

Autogenerated release notes updated last on 23 Feb 2017 21:36:13.

Posted in 16.05, release, releases