Koha Community Newsletter: September 2019

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September 2019

Volume 10, Issue 9
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Table of Contents

Development

Koha 19.05.04 Released

by Fridolin Somers

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 19.05.04.

Koha 19.05.04 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 9 enhancements, 37 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 18.11.10 Released

by Lucas Gass

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 18.11.10.

Koha 18.11.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 28 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Community

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

Need experience installing and maintaining Koha without spending a bundle? Join Fred King as he walks you through installing Koha on a Raspberry Pi 4. Slides from his recent Koha-US presentation

Kelly McElligott and Jessie Zairo have added some great new tutorials to their Monday Minutes series:

Jesse Zairo explains how to get involved with the Koha community..

Support Provider News

Upcoming Events

October General IRC Meeting

The October General IRC meeting will be held the 16th at 13:00 UTC.

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

October Development IRC Meeting

The October General IRC meeting will be held the 9th at 14:00 UTC.

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

October Documentation IRC Meeting

The October Documentation IRC meeting will be held the 10th at 13:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

5th annual Koha-Suomi seminar in Turku, Finland.

by Pasi Kallinen

The 5th annual Koha-Suomi seminar was held 12-13 September in Turku, Finland. Two days of presentations and talks with more than 70 participants representing public, private, and research libraries and consortiums in Finland using Finnish fork of Koha.

Koha seminar in Finland

Koha seminar in Finland

September General IRC Meeting

The September General IRC meeting was held the 11th at 21:00 UTC.

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

September Documentation IRC Meeting

The September Documentation IRC meeting was held the 5th at 13:00 UTC.

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

Koha 18.11.10 release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 18.11.10

21 Sep 2019

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 18.11.10 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 18.11.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 28 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [23237] Plugin allow [% INCLUDE %] from template

Critical bugs fixed

Circulation

  • [23518] Problem with borrower search autocomplete

Database

  • [23265] Update to DB revision 16.12.00.032 fails: Unknown column ‘me.item_level_hold’

OPAC

  • [23151] Patron self modification sends null dateofbirth
  • [23530] Opac-basket.pl script accidentally displays ‘hidden’ items

Searching

  • [11677] Limit to Only items currently available for loan or reference not working

System Administration

  • [23309] Can’t add new subfields to bibliographic frameworks in strict mode

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [22786] Can create new funds for locked budgets
  • [23251] EDI Order line incorrectly terminated when it ends with a quoted apostrophe
  • [23294] Restore actual cost input field on order page
  • [23338] Cannot specify replacement price when ordering from file if not using fields to order

Cataloging

  • [21518] Material type “three-dimensional artifact” displays as “visual material”
  • [22830] correct for loop in value_builder/unimarc_field_4XX.pl value_builder
  • [23436] Save to ‘undefined’ showing in Advanced cataloging editor

Circulation

  • [23273] Downloading from overdues.pl doesn’t use set filters
  • [23408] Relatives’ checkout table columns are not configured properly

Command-line Utilities

  • [23345] Wrong parameter name in koha-dump usage statement

Hold requests

  • [23502] Staff client “revert status” buttons should not depend on SuspendHoldsIntranet preference

I18N/L10N

  • [10492] Translation problems with TT directives in po files

MARC Authority data support

  • [23437] When UseAuthoritiesForTracing is ‘Use’ we should use series authorities

MARC Bibliographic record staging/import

  • [23324] Need an ISBN normalization routine

OPAC

  • [23099] OPAC Search result sorting “go” button flashes on page load
  • [23210] login4tags should be a link

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [22524] Elasticsearch – Date range in advanced search

Staff Client

  • [21716] Item Search hangs when \ exists in MARC fields

Templates

  • [23226] Remove type attribute from script tags: Cataloging
  • [23446] Fix display issue with serials navigation

Tools

  • [22799] Batch item modification is case sensitive

Sponsored by South Taranaki District Council

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers

  • [23242] Error when adding new Z39.50/SRU server in DB strict mode

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. 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:

  • Arabic (98%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (65.9%)
  • Chinese (China) (64%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99.2%)
  • Czech (93.3%)
  • Danish (55.3%)
  • English (New Zealand) (88.2%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (84.4%)
  • French (98.9%)
  • French (Canada) (99.1%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (91.7%)
  • Greek (78.3%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (93.8%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (94.6%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (59.5%)
  • Polish (86.6%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.4%)
  • Slovak (89.9%)
  • Spanish (99.8%)
  • Swedish (90.3%)
  • Turkish (98.2%)
  • Ukrainian (62%)
  • Vietnamese (54.6%)

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 18.11.10 is

  • Release Manager: Nick Clemens
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Jonathan Druart
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Alex Arnaud
    • Chris Cormack
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Josef Moravec
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Topic Experts:
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • SIP2 — Colin Campbell
    • EDI — Colin Campbell
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Elasticsearch — Ere Maijala
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Jon Knight
    • Luis Moises Rojas
  • Packaging Manager: Mirko Tietgen
  • Documentation Manager: Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
  • Documentation Team:

    • David Nind
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Managers:

    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Wiki curators:

    • Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 18.05 — Lucas Gass
    • 18.05 — Jesse Maseto
    • 18.11 — Martin Renvoize
    • 17.11 — Fridolin Somers
  • Release Maintainer assistants:
    • 18.05 — Kyle Hall

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 18.11.10:

  • South Taranaki District Council

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.11.10.

  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Alex Arnaud (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (7)
  • Frédéric Demians (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (7)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Lucas Gass (12)
  • Mason James (1)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (1)
  • Owen Leonard (6)
  • Ere Maijala (2)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.11.10

  • ACPL (6)
  • BibLibre (2)
  • BSZ BW (1)
  • ByWater-Solutions (19)
  • Independant Individuals (2)
  • Koha Community Developers (7)
  • KohaAloha (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (3)
  • Rijks Museum (2)
  • Tamil (1)
  • Theke Solutions (1)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (1)
  • University of Helsinki (2)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • Donna Bachowski (1)
  • frederik chenier (1)
  • Nick Clemens (14)
  • cori (1)
  • Michal Denar (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (13)
  • Lucas Gass (45)
  • Victor Grousset (1)
  • Kyle Hall (2)
  • Ron Houk (2)
  • Owen Leonard (6)
  • Hayley Mapley (4)
  • Liz Rea (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (37)
  • Marcel de Rooy (9)
  • Maryse Simard (5)
  • Fridolin Somers (37)

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 rmain1811.

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 21 Sep 2019 18:41:24.

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Koha 19.05.04 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 19.05.04.

Koha 19.05.04 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 19.05.04 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 9 enhancements, 37 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [21180] Allow Talking Tech outbound script to limit based on patron home library branchcode

Command-line Utilities

  • [16219] Runreport.pl should allow SQL parameters to be passed on the command line

OPAC

  • [23537] Overdrive won’t show complete results if the Overdrive object doesn’t have a primaryCreator

Patrons

  • [21390] Send self registration verification emails immediately

REST api

  • [16825] Add API route for getting an item

Sponsored by Koha-Suomi Oy

Templates

  • [21058] Missing class for results_summary spans
  • [23438] Use Font Awesome icons in intranet search results browser

Tools

  • [22272] Calendar: When entering date ranges grey out dates in the past from the start date
  • [23385] Hide default value fields by default on patron import

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [23397] Order lines can be duplicated in acqui scripts spent.pl and ordered.pl

Authentication

  • [23526] Shibboleth login url with query has double encoded ‘?’ %3F

Circulation

  • [23079] Checkouts page broken because of problems with date calculation (TZAmerica/Sao_Paulo)
  • [23404] Circulation::TooMany error on itemtype when at biblio level
  • [23518] Problem with borrower search autocomplete

Database

  • [23265] Update to DB revision 16.12.00.032 fails: Unknown column ‘me.item_level_hold’

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [23353] ACQ framework makes fr-CA web installer explode

Label/patron card printing

  • [23289] Label Template – Creation not working (MariaDB >= 10.2.4)

OPAC

  • [23530] Opac-basket.pl script accidentally displays ‘hidden’ items

REST api

  • [23597] Holds API is missing reserved parameters on the GET spec

Searching

  • [11677] Limit to Only items currently available for loan or reference not working
  • [23425] Search explodes with “invalid data, cannot decode object”

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [23004] Missing authtype filter in auth_finder.pl

System Administration

  • [23309] Can’t add new subfields to bibliographic frameworks in strict mode

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [22786] Can create new funds for locked budgets
  • [23294] Restore actual cost input field on order page
  • [23319] Reloading page when adding to basket from existing order can cause internal server error
  • [23338] Cannot specify replacement price when ordering from file if not using fields to order

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [23539] accountlines.accounttype should match authorised_values.authorised_value in size

Cataloging

  • [22830] correct for loop in value_builder/unimarc_field_4XX.pl value_builder
  • [23436] Save to ‘undefined’ showing in Advanced cataloging editor

Circulation

  • [23273] Downloading from overdues.pl doesn’t use set filters
  • [23408] Relatives’ checkout table columns are not configured properly

Hold requests

  • [23502] Staff client “revert status” buttons should not depend on SuspendHoldsIntranet preference

MARC Authority data support

  • [23437] When UseAuthoritiesForTracing is ‘Use’ we should use series authorities

MARC Bibliographic record staging/import

  • [23324] Need an ISBN normalization routine

Notices

  • [22744] Remove confusing ‘Do not notify’ checkboxes from messaging preferences

OPAC

  • [16111] RSS feed for OPAC search results has wrong content type
  • [23210] login4tags should be a link

SIP2

  • [22037] regression: guarantor no longer blocked (debarred) if child is over limit, when checking out via SIP.

Self checkout

  • [22929] Enabling the GDPR_Policy will affect libraries using the SCO module in Koha

Serials

  • [23416] When a note to a specific issue upon receiving a serial, this note will appear in next issue received

System Administration

  • [23445] Loan period unit in circulation rules is untranslatable causing problems when editing rules

Templates

  • [23446] Fix display issue with serials navigation
  • [23575] Template error causes item search to be submitted multiple times

Tools

  • [22799] Batch item modification is case sensitive

Sponsored by South Taranaki District Council

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers

  • [23242] Error when adding new Z39.50/SRU server in DB strict mode

New sysprefs

  • PreserveSerialNotes

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. 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:

  • Arabic (99.3%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (60.1%)
  • Chinese (China) (60.7%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (91%)
  • Danish (52.7%)
  • English (New Zealand) (83.8%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (80.1%)
  • French (94.6%)
  • French (Canada) (98.6%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (86.9%)
  • Greek (74%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (89.5%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (89.7%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (56.8%)
  • Polish (83.8%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (93.5%)
  • Slovak (85.1%)
  • Spanish (99.9%)
  • Swedish (89.2%)
  • Turkish (98.6%)
  • Ukrainian (71.6%)
  • Vietnamese (51%)

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 19.05.04 is

  • Release Manager: Martin Renvoize
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Nick Clemens
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Alex Arnaud
    • Nick Clemens
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Josef Moravec
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Topic Experts:
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • SIP2 — Kyle Hall
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Elasticsearch — Alex Arnaud
    • ILS-DI — Arthur Suzuki
    • Authentication — Martin Renvoize
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Michal Denár
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Jon Knight
    • Lisette Scheer
    • Arthur Suzuki
  • Packaging Manager: Mirko Tietgen
  • Documentation Manager: David Nind
  • Documentation Team:

    • Andy Boze
    • Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Managers:

    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 19.05 — Fridolin Somers
    • 18.11 — Lucas Gass
    • 18.05 — Liz Rea

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 19.05.04:

  • Koha-Suomi Oy
  • South Taranaki District Council

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 19.05.04.

  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (4)
  • Alex Arnaud (1)
  • David Bourgault (2)
  • Nick Clemens (16)
  • Chris Cormack (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (16)
  • Katrin Fischer (3)
  • Martha Fuerst (1)
  • Lucas Gass (1)
  • Kyle Hall (2)
  • Mason James (1)
  • Owen Leonard (5)
  • Liz Rea (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (9)
  • Marcel de Rooy (7)
  • Caroline Cyr La Rose (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (11)
  • Emmi Takkinen (1)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 19.05.04

  • ACPL (5)
  • BibLibre (12)
  • BSZ BW (3)
  • ByWater-Solutions (19)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • hmcpl.org (1)
  • Independant Individuals (5)
  • Koha Community Developers (16)
  • KohaAloha (1)
  • outlook.com (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (9)
  • Rijks Museum (7)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • student.uef.fi (1)
  • Theke Solutions (4)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (17)
  • Cori Lynn Arnold (1)
  • Donna Bachowski (1)
  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Nick Clemens (6)
  • Michal Denar (4)
  • Bouzid Fergani (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (27)
  • Lucas Gass (2)
  • Claire Gravely (1)
  • Victor Grousset (1)
  • Kyle Hall (12)
  • Ron Houk (2)
  • Owen Leonard (12)
  • Hayley Mapley (2)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Matthias Meusburger (1)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Nadine Pierre (2)
  • Johanna Raisa (1)
  • Liz Rea (3)
  • Martin Renvoize (82)
  • Marcel de Rooy (29)
  • Maryse Simard (8)
  • Fridolin Somers (83)
  • George Williams (2)

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 19.05.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 24 sept. 2019 07:35:29.

Koha Community Newsletter: August 2019

Koha Community Newsletter Subscribe
August 2019

Volume 10, Issue 8
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to Submit

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 19.05.03 Released

by Fridolin Somers

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 19.05.03.

This is a maintenance release.

It includes 15 enhancements, 65 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 18.11.09 Released

by Lucas Gass

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 18.11.09.

Koha 18.11.09 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 10 enhancements, 46 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Bahasa Malaysia/ Malay Translation for Koha Underway

by Jesse Kah
We would like to inform the Koha Community that the full translation of Koha in our Malaysia language, Bahasa Malaysia/ Malay has been completed!

Malaysian Translation of Koha

Our team has been working on the Koha Malay translation for 1 month. So far the most of the interfaces and features are now completed. Meanwhile, we are still working on the details, more to the Global Parameters settings and so forth. We shall announce to the community once it is completed.

Currently, we have applied the total full translation language pack to one of the Federal Government Departments of Malaysia.

Users from Malaysia may also enjoy the Koha Malay translation by downloading it via google link.

Further inquiries on the translation or any suggestion, you may connect with us at the following:
https://www.lemonjar.com.my/
https://www.edgetech.com.my/

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

Kelly McElligott and Jessie Zairo have added some great new tutorials to their Monday Minutes series:

Lucas Gass explains how to set Open/Close Hours on the Koha OPAC.

Support Provider News

  • The Equinox Open Library Initiative announced an Open Source grant opportunity. Details can be found here. To apply visit: http://bit.ly/EquinoxOSGrant . Deadline is November 1, 2019.
  • Join The Equinox Open Library Initiative in the next #ChatOpenS on September 11, 2019, 12-1pm EDT. All invited to join – it’s a chat with the aim of networking across open source projects.

Upcoming Events

September General IRC Meeting

The September General IRC meeting will be held the 11th at 21:00 UTC.

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

September Documentation IRC Meeting

The September Documentation IRC meeting will be held the 5th at 13:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

August General IRC Meeting

The August General IRC meeting will be held the 14th at 13:00 UTC.

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

August Development IRC Meeting

The August Development IRC meeting will be held the 7th at 13:00 UTC.

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

August Documentation IRC Meeting

The August Documentation IRC meeting will be held the 1st at 13:00 UTC.

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

Koha 18.11.09 Release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 18.11.09

28 Aug 2019

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 18.11.09 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 18.11.09 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 10 enhancements, 46 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [23230] Make Koha::Plugins::Base::versioncompare OO

Notices

  • [23278] Reopen last panel upon “Save and continue” in notices

System Administration

  • [23179] Add ‘Edit subfields’ to framework management tag dropdown and clarify options

Templates

  • [20650] Switch single-column templates to Bootstrap grid: Various, part 3
  • [22935] Improve style of Bootstrap pagination
  • [23183] Reindent cataloging.js
  • [23221] Reindent tools/manage-marc-import.tt
  • [23304] Reindent cataloguing/z3950_search.tt

Test Suite

  • [23280] Warning in t/db_dependent/selenium/patrons_search.t

Web services

  • [23156] Add pagination to checkouts in ILS-DI GetPatronInfo service

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [21316] Adding controlfields to the ACQ framework causes issues when adding to basket

Cataloging

  • [23045] Advanced cataloging editor (rancor) throws a JS error on incomplete/blank lines

Circulation

  • [23103] Cannot checkin items lost by deleted patrons with fines attached
  • [23145] Confirming transfer during checkin clears the table of previously checked-in items
  • [23405] Circulation autocomplete for patron lookup broken if cardnumber is empty

Command-line Utilities

  • [22566] Stock rotation cronjob reporting has issues

Course reserves

  • [22142] An item’s current location changes to blank when it is removed from Course Reserves
  • [23083] Course reserve item edit fails if one does not set all values

Fines and fees

  • [23143] [18.11] Filter paid transactions not working

ILL

  • [23229] “Get all requests” API call fired when loading any ILL page

Label/patron card printing

  • [23455] Patron card printing from Patron lists is broken

OPAC

  • [23151] Patron self modification sends null dateofbirth
  • [23194] Public notes items in the OPAC should allow for HTML tags

Since 18.11, item.itemnotes content is escaped so any HTML tag would appear broken. It is now allowed again, hyperlinks for example.

  • [23428] Self registration with a verification by email is broken
  • [23431] having Date of birth in PatronSelfModificationBorrowerUnwantedField causes DOB to be nullified

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [23322] Elasticsearch – Record matching fails when multiple keys exist

Tools

  • [11642] Improve Batch patron deletion and anonymization GUI to make consequences clearer
  • [18707] Background jobs post disabled inputs

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [23363] Clicking on shipping cost invoice link from spent.pl causes internal server error

Circulation

  • [21027] Totals in statistics tab change when StatisticsFields is changed
  • [22617] Checkout notes pending dashboard link – error received even though manage_checkout_notes permission set

This fixes an error that occurs when an account with full circulate permissions (but not super librarian permissions) clicks on ‘Checkout notes pending’ and is then automatically logged out with the message “Error: you do not have permission to view this page. Log in as a different user”.

  • [23098] KOC upload process has misleading wording
  • [23192] Cancelling holds over returning to wrong tab on waitingreserves.pl
  • [23220] Cancelling transfer on returns.pl is subject to a race condition
  • [23255] HomeOrHoldingbranch system preference options are described wrong

Command-line Utilities

  • [22128] koha-remove fails mysql ERROR 1133 (42000) at line 2: Can’t find any matching row in the user table

Fines and fees

  • [23115] Totals are unclear when a credit is involved on the OPAC ‘Fines and charges’ screen

Hold requests

  • [22021] Item status not shown accurately on request.pl

Lists

  • [23266] Add to cart fires twice on shelf page

OPAC

  • [12537] Editions tab showing on bibs with more than one ISBN
  • [22949] Markup error in OPAC course reserves template
  • [22951] Markup error in OPAC holds template
  • [23078] Use Koha.Preference in OPAC global header include
  • [23308] Contents of “OpacMaintenanceNotice” HTML escaped on display

Packaging

  • [21000] debian/build-git-snapshot script ignores -D

Patrons

  • [23077] Can’t import patrons without cardnumber
  • [23199] Koha::Patron->store and uppercasesurname syspref
  • [23218] Batch patron modification empty attribute causes improper handling of values

Searching

  • [23132] Encoding issues in facets with show more link

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [21534] ElasticSearch – Wildcards not being analyzed

Templates

  • [22710] [18.11] Return to the last advanced search link not filtering correctly
  • [22957] Remove type attribute from script tags: Staff client includes 1/2
  • [23227] Remove type attribute from script tags: Reports

Test Suite

  • [23177] Rollback cleanup in Circulation.t
  • [23211] SIP/Transaction.t is failing randomly

Tools

  • [19012] Note additional columns that are required during patron import

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. 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:

  • Arabic (98.2%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (65.7%)
  • Chinese (China) (63.8%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99.4%)
  • Czech (93.4%)
  • Danish (55.1%)
  • English (New Zealand) (87.9%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (84.1%)
  • French (99.2%)
  • French (Canada) (99.4%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (91.4%)
  • Greek (78.3%)
  • Hindi (99.8%)
  • Italian (93.5%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (94.5%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (59.3%)
  • Polish (86.4%)
  • Portuguese (99.9%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.3%)
  • Slovak (89.9%)
  • Spanish (99.8%)
  • Swedish (90.5%)
  • Turkish (98.1%)
  • Ukrainian (62.2%)
  • Vietnamese (54.4%)

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 18.11.09 is

  • Release Manager: Nick Clemens
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Jonathan Druart
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Alex Arnaud
    • Chris Cormack
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Josef Moravec
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Topic Experts:
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • SIP2 — Colin Campbell
    • EDI — Colin Campbell
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Elasticsearch — Ere Maijala
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Jon Knight
    • Luis Moises Rojas
  • Packaging Manager: Mirko Tietgen
  • Documentation Manager: Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
  • Documentation Team:

    • David Nind
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Managers:

    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Wiki curators:

    • Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 18.05 — Lucas Gass
    • 18.05 — Jesse Maseto
    • 18.11 — Martin Renvoize
    • 17.11 — Fridolin Somers
  • Release Maintainer assistants:
    • 18.05 — Kyle Hall

Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.11.09.

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Rudolf Byker (1)
  • Nick Clemens (19)
  • Jonathan Druart (8)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • Lucas Gass (4)
  • Kyle Hall (3)
  • Andrew Isherwood (2)
  • Owen Leonard (19)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Liz Rea (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (8)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (4)
  • Arthur Suzuki (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (6)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.11.09

  • ACPL (19)
  • BibLibre (6)
  • BSZ BW (2)
  • ByWater-Solutions (26)
  • Independant Individuals (10)
  • Koha Community Developers (8)
  • PTFS-Europe (10)
  • Rijks Museum (2)
  • Theke Solutions (2)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Arthur Bousquet (2)
  • Frederik Chenier (2)
  • frederik chenier (6)
  • Nick Clemens (18)
  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Michal Denar (2)
  • Jason DeShaw (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (4)
  • Bouzid Fergani (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (26)
  • frederik (1)
  • Lucas Gass (83)
  • Claire Gravely (6)
  • Kyle Hall (10)
  • Ron Houk (1)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Laurel Moran (1)
  • Josef Moravec (6)
  • Nadine Pierre (6)
  • Liz Rea (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (90)
  • Marcel de Rooy (18)
  • Maryse Simard (6)
  • Fridolin Somers (77)
  • Christian Stelzenmüller (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (21)
  • Ian Walls (1)
  • Bin Wen (3)
  • George Williams (1)

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 rmain1811.

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 28 Aug 2019 02:24:56.

Tagged with:

Koha 19.05.03 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 19.05.03.

Koha 19.05.03 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 19.05.03 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 15 enhancements, 65 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [23230] Make Koha::Plugins::Base::versioncompare OO
  • [23237] Plugin allow [% INCLUDE %] from template

Notices

  • [23278] Reopen last panel upon “Save and continue” in notices

OPAC

  • [23099] OPAC Search result sorting “go” button flashes on page load

REST api

  • [17003] REST API: add route to get checkout’s renewability

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [20607] Elasticsearch – ability to add a relevancy weight in mappings.yaml file

Templates

  • [22935] Improve style of Bootstrap pagination
  • [23159] Reindent addbiblio.tt
  • [23183] Reindent cataloging.js
  • [23196] Reindent tools/batch_record_modification.tt
  • [23221] Reindent tools/manage-marc-import.tt
  • [23304] Reindent cataloguing/z3950_search.tt

Test Suite

  • [23280] Warning in t/db_dependent/selenium/patrons_search.t

Web services

  • [23154] Add pagination to /api/v1/checkouts
  • [23156] Add pagination to checkouts in ILS-DI GetPatronInfo service

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [21316] Adding controlfields to the ACQ framework causes issues when adding to basket

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [23316] GetFine needs updating for bug 22521

Cataloging

  • [23045] Advanced cataloging editor (rancor) throws a JS error on incomplete/blank lines

Circulation

  • [23018] Refunding a lost item fee may trigger error if any fee has been written off related to that item
  • [23145] Confirming transfer during checkin clears the table of previously checked-in items
  • [23405] Circulation autocomplete for patron lookup broken if cardnumber is empty

Command-line Utilities

  • [22566] Stock rotation cronjob reporting has issues

Course reserves

  • [22142] An item’s current location changes to blank when it is removed from Course Reserves
  • [23083] Course reserve item edit fails if one does not set all values

Hold requests

  • [14549] Hold not removed when item is checked out to patron who is not next in priority list

ILL

  • [23229] “Get all requests” API call fired when loading any ILL page

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [23396] Rancor fails to load: insert_copyright is not defined

Label/patron card printing

  • [23455] Patron card printing from Patron lists is broken

OPAC

  • [23194] Public notes items in the OPAC should allow for HTML tags

Since 18.11, item.itemnotes content is escaped so any HTML tag would appear broken. It is now allowed again, hyperlinks for example.

  • [23225] OPAC ISBD view returns 404 when no item attached
  • [23253] OpacNavRight does not display correctly for opacuserlogin disabled or self registration
  • [23428] Self registration with a verification by email is broken
  • [23431] having Date of birth in PatronSelfModificationBorrowerUnwantedField causes DOB to be nullified

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [23322] Elasticsearch – Record matching fails when multiple keys exist

Staff Client

  • [23315] Some system preferences are no longer editable

Tools

  • [11642] Improve Batch patron deletion and anonymization GUI to make consequences clearer
  • [18707] Background jobs post disabled inputs

Web services

  • [22249] Error when submitting Mana comment

Other bugs fixed

About

  • [22862] It should be possible to paste formatted phone numbers into the SMS messaging number field

This bugfix improves the likelihood of pasted patron phone numbers passing validation as we will now attempt to normalise out illegal characters often used to human-friendly formatting.

Acquisitions

  • [23251] EDI Order line incorrectly terminated when it ends with a quoted apostrophe
  • [23363] Clicking on shipping cost invoice link from spent.pl causes internal server error

Cataloging

  • [21518] Material type “three-dimensional artifact” displays as “visual material”

Circulation

  • [21027] Totals in statistics tab change when StatisticsFields is changed
  • [23098] KOC upload process has misleading wording
  • [23158] on-site checkout missing when using itemBarcodeFallbackSearch
  • [23192] Cancelling holds over returning to wrong tab on waitingreserves.pl
  • [23220] Cancelling transfer on returns.pl is subject to a race condition
  • [23255] HomeOrHoldingbranch system preference options are described wrong

Command-line Utilities

  • [22128] koha-remove fails mysql ERROR 1133 (42000) at line 2: Can’t find any matching row in the user table
  • [23193] Make set_password.pl use Koha::Script
  • [23345] Wrong parameter name in koha-dump usage statement

Fines and fees

  • [23106] Totals are unclear when a credit is involved on the ‘Pay fines’ screen
  • [23115] Totals are unclear when a credit is involved on the OPAC ‘Fines and charges’ screen

Hold requests

  • [22021] Item status not shown accurately on request.pl
  • [23048] Hide non-pickup branches from hold modification select

I18N/L10N

  • [10492] Translation problems with TT directives in po files

Lists

  • [23266] Add to cart fires twice on shelf page

OPAC

  • [12537] Editions tab showing on bibs with more than one ISBN
  • [22949] Markup error in OPAC course reserves template
  • [22951] Markup error in OPAC holds template
  • [23078] Use Koha.Preference in OPAC global header include
  • [23126] Multiline entries in subscription history display with
    in OPAC
  • [23248] opac-ISBDdetail.pl dies on invalid biblionumber
  • [23308] Contents of “OpacMaintenanceNotice” HTML escaped on display

Packaging

  • [21000] debian/build-git-snapshot script ignores -D

Patrons

  • [22741] Koha::Patron->store must not log updated_on changes (random failure of test BorrowerLogs and TrackLastPatronActivity)
  • [23077] Can’t import patrons without cardnumber
  • [23199] Koha::Patron->store and uppercasesurname syspref
  • [23217] Batch patron modification shows database errors when no Attribute provided
  • [23218] Batch patron modification empty attribute causes improper handling of values

Searching

  • [15704] The 264 index should be split by subfield to match how 260 is indexed

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [22524] Elasticsearch – Date range in advanced search

Staff Client

  • [21716] Item Search hangs when \ exists in MARC fields

Templates

  • [13597] Amazon ‘no image’ element needs a ‘no-image’ class, in the staff client
  • [22768] Global search forms’ keyboard navigation broken
  • [22957] Remove type attribute from script tags: Staff client includes 1/2
  • [23226] Remove type attribute from script tags: Cataloging
  • [23227] Remove type attribute from script tags: Reports

Test Suite

  • [23211] SIP/Transaction.t is failing randomly

Tools

  • [19012] Note additional columns that are required during patron import

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. 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:

  • Arabic (99.4%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (60.2%)
  • Chinese (China) (60.8%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (90.8%)
  • Danish (52.7%)
  • English (New Zealand) (83.9%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (80.2%)
  • French (93.8%)
  • French (Canada) (98.7%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (87.1%)
  • Greek (74.1%)
  • Hindi (99.5%)
  • Italian (89.4%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (89.9%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (56.8%)
  • Polish (83.9%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (93.6%)
  • Slovak (85.2%)
  • Spanish (99.3%)
  • Swedish (89%)
  • Turkish (98.8%)
  • Ukrainian (71.3%)
  • Vietnamese (50.8%)

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 19.05.03 is

  • Release Manager: Martin Renvoize
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Nick Clemens
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Alex Arnaud
    • Nick Clemens
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Josef Moravec
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Topic Experts:
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • SIP2 — Kyle Hall
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Elasticsearch — Alex Arnaud
    • ILS-DI — Arthur Suzuki
    • Authentication — Martin Renvoize
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Michal Denár
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Jon Knight
    • Lisette Scheer
    • Arthur Suzuki
  • Packaging Manager: Mirko Tietgen
  • Documentation Manager: David Nind
  • Documentation Team:

    • Andy Boze
    • Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Managers:

    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 19.05 — Fridolin Somers
    • 18.11 — Lucas Gass
    • 18.05 — Liz Rea

      Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 19.05.03.

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (5)
  • Alex Arnaud (2)
  • Rudolf Byker (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (28)
  • Chris Cormack (1)
  • Frédéric Demians (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (16)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Kyle Hall (5)
  • Andrew Isherwood (2)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (1)
  • Owen Leonard (26)
  • Ere Maijala (2)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Josef Moravec (3)
  • Liz Rea (3)
  • Martin Renvoize (14)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Fridolin Somers (7)
  • Arthur Suzuki (1)
  • Lari Taskula (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (7)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 19.05.03

  • ACPL (26)
  • BibLibre (11)
  • BSZ BW (4)
  • ByWater-Solutions (33)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • Independant Individuals (15)
  • Koha Community Developers (16)
  • koha-suomi.fi (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (17)
  • Rijks Museum (3)
  • student.uef.fi (1)
  • Tamil (1)
  • Theke Solutions (5)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (1)
  • University of Helsinki (2)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (13)
  • Arthur Bousquet (3)
  • Frederik Chenier (2)
  • Frédérik Chénier (8)
  • Nick Clemens (32)
  • Chris Cormack (7)
  • Michal Denar (3)
  • Jason DeShaw (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (9)
  • Bouzid Fergani (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (35)
  • Lucas Gass (2)
  • Claire Gravely (7)
  • Kyle Hall (17)
  • Ron Houk (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Nicolas Legrand (1)
  • Owen Leonard (8)
  • Luis F. Lopez (2)
  • Hayley Mapley (3)
  • Felicia Martin (1)
  • Laurel Moran (1)
  • Josef Moravec (6)
  • David Nind (2)
  • Nadine Pierre (10)
  • Johanna Raisa (3)
  • Liz Rea (5)
  • Martin Renvoize (143)
  • Marcel de Rooy (22)
  • Maryse Simard (10)
  • Fridolin Somers (136)
  • Christian Stelzenmüller (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (27)
  • Ian Walls (1)
  • Bin Wen (2)
  • George Williams (1)

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 19.05.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 28 août 2019 13:34:42.

Koha Community Newsletter: July 2019

Koha Community Newsletter Subscribe
July 2019

Volume 10, Issue 7
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to Submit

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 18.05.14 Released

by Liz Rea

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 18.05.14.

Koha 18.05.14 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 5 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 19.05.02 Released

by Fridolin Somers

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 19.05.02.

Koha 19.05.02 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancement, 30 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 18.11.08 Released

by Lucas Gass
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 18.11.08.

Koha 18.11.08 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 17 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Community

Community Gossip

Todd Goatley-Seals had a great time at KohaCon 2019 and shares his experiences with you.

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

Kelly McElligott created some new tutorials for you:

Lucas Gass explains how to configure your receipts to Show Library Cost Savings.

Nick Clemens has some updates on the popular coverflow OPAC plugin for you.

Kelley McElligott and Jessie Zairo team up to deliver some new Koha tutorials:

Jessie Zairo shows you some cool new ways you can tweak Koha’s hold slips.

Andrew Fuerste-Henry discusses how you can use the Template Toolkit to customize notice triggers and breaks down the various item statuses in Koha.

Support Provider News

Equinox announced a new monthly Twitter Chat.

Description:

It is a monthly Twitter Chat for networking and brainstorming beyond our respective open source projects. While not Koha specific we are hoping to attract members of the Koha community so we can better collaborate on issues that affect open source and libraries generally. Past topics have included jargon, data migrations, ethics and patron privacy. Our next one is August 7, 12-1pm EDT. Past examples of our chats can be found in our Twitter Moments.

Upcoming Events

Hackfest 2019, registration open!!!

by Paul Poulain
From the Development Listserv

Once again, BibLibre is happy to invite Koha users and developers for a week of fun, working on Koha for improving it’s quality !

*Dates* : September 30th – October 4th. Anyone is welcomed any day: it’s not required to come the whole week. But a minimum of 2 consecutive day is needed to be able to do something useful

*Location*: 108 rue Breteuil, F-13006 Marseille

*Who is invited* : anyone willing to contribute to Koha, you don’t need to be a developer to join us ! There is a lot of useful things a librarian can do much better than a developer, like testing, documenting.

*How to register* : drop me an email

*How much does it cost* : nothing (you’ll have to deal with your traveling fees though, and we organize the lunch, with a fee of 15-17€ per day)

*Last but not least* => come with your swimsuit, the sea is usually welcoming in September/early October 😀

2019 Koha-US Annual Conference: September 2019

From the Koha US announcement on their website. See the website for more info.

The koha-US 2019 Conference will be held in Pueblo Colorado September 18th-21st 2019.

Our theme for the 2019 conference will be:
Patron Power – Enable Your Users

It will be hosted by Pueblo City/County Library District.
100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004

The cost for the conference will by $35.00 for members and $55.00 for non-members.
*Due to low registration fees, registration for presenters will not be waived.

Please e-mail info@koha-us.org if you have any questions.

Pānui Kohacon2020 | Kohacon2020 Announcement

by Kathryn Tyree
From the General Listserv

Kia ora koutou katoa | Greetings to you all,

Nau mai haere mai ki te Kohacon Aotearoa o te tau rua mano rua tekau! | We
warmly welcome you to Kohacon in New Zealand in 2020!

Kohacon2020 will be a 7 day programme running from 19 – 25 October 2020,
starting with the 3 day conference.

We have a website set up at: https://2020.kohacon.org/ and will additionally
announce all major news, such as talk submission dates, here on the mail list
and on twitter: @nzkoha

If you have any questions, or want to be part of the organising team, please
email koha…@catalyst.net.nz and feel free to ask Chris Cormack or I
directly.

We look forward to welcoming all old and new friends next year.

Nā mātou noa, nā, Koha team at Catalyst NZ

August General IRC Meeting

The August General IRC meeting will be held the 14th at 13:00 UTC.

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

August Development IRC Meeting

The August Development IRC meeting will be held the 7th at 13:00 UTC.

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

August Documentation IRC Meeting

The August Documentation IRC meeting will be held the 1st at 13:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

July General IRC Meeting

The July General IRC meeting was held the 10th at 20:00 UTC.

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

July Development IRC Meeting

The July Development IRC meeting was held the 10th at 14:00 UTC.

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

July Documentation IRC Meeting

The July Documentation IRC meeting was held the 4th at 13:00 UTC.

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

Koha 18.11.08 release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 18.11.08

23 Jul 2019

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 18.11.08 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 18.11.08 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 17 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed

Hold requests

  • [13640] Holds To Pull List includes items unreserveable items
  • [23116] Cannot place overridden holds

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [23090] MySQL validate_password plugin breaks koha-create
  • [23250] koha-create generates broken mysql password

OPAC

  • [23150] GDPR feature breaks patron self modification on OPAC
  • [23151] Patron self modification sends null dateofbirth

Patrons

  • [23283] cannot view/edit additional attributes in 18.11.x

SIP2

  • [23057] If checked_in_ok is set and item is not checked out, alert flag is supressed for any reason

Tools

  • [15814] Templates for MARC modification: Edit action does not work when Description contains ‘

Other bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [23144] Bad POD breaks svc/barcode

Circulation

  • [23097] Circulation Overdues report patron link goes to patron’s holds tab
  • [23140] Typo in returns.tt prevents printing branchcode in transfer slips

OPAC

  • [22946] Markup error in OPAC search results around selection links

Self checkout

  • [23198] [18.11] Wrong icons/paths in 18.11 for self check modules

Serials

  • [23065] ‘New subscription’ button in serials sometimes uses a blank form and sometimes defaults to current serial

System Administration

  • [23153] In framework management action subfields goes directly to edition

Templates

  • [22851] Navigation links in the serials module should be styled the same as other modules

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. 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

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 18.11.08 is

  • Release Manager: Nick Clemens
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Jonathan Druart
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Alex Arnaud
    • Chris Cormack
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Josef Moravec
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Topic Experts:
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • SIP2 — Colin Campbell
    • EDI — Colin Campbell
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Elasticsearch — Ere Maijala
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Jon Knight
    • Luis Moises Rojas
  • Packaging Manager: Mirko Tietgen
  • Documentation Manager: Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
  • Documentation Team:
    • David Nind
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Managers:
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Wiki curators:
    • Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 18.05 — Lucas Gass
    • 18.05 — Jesse Maseto
    • 18.11 — Martin Renvoize
    • 17.11 — Fridolin Somers
  • Release Maintainer assistants:
    • 18.05 — Kyle Hall

Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.11.08.

  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (6)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Lucas Gass (4)
  • Kyle Hall (3)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (6)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.11.08

  • ACPL (3)
  • BibLibre (2)
  • BSZ BW (1)
  • ByWater-Solutions (9)
  • Independant Individuals (6)
  • Koha Community Developers (6)
  • Rijks Museum (3)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Nick Clemens (6)
  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Michal Denar (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • Martha Fuerst (1)
  • Lucas Gass (27)
  • Claire Gravely (1)
  • Kyle Hall (7)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Martin (1)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (25)
  • Marcel de Rooy (15)
  • Fridolin Somers (24)
  • Mark Tompsett (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 rmain1811.

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 Jul 2019 16:58:23.

Koha 19.05.02 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 19.05.02.

Koha 19.05.02 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 19.05.02 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 30 bugfixes.

Enhancements

System Administration

  • [23179] Add ‘Edit subfields’ to framework management tag dropdown and clarify options

Critical bugs fixed

Authentication

  • [22585] Fix remaining double-escaped CAS links

Circulation

  • [23103] Cannot checkin items lost by deleted patrons with fines attached
  • [23120] Internal server error when checking in item to transfer and printing slip

Hold requests

  • [13640] Holds To Pull List includes items unreserveable items
  • [23116] Cannot place overridden holds

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [23090] MySQL validate_password plugin breaks koha-create
  • [23250] koha-create generates broken mysql password

Mana-kb

  • [22210] Allow organisations to sign up to Mana KB (don’t only ask for firstname lastname)

This enhancement changes the Mana registration form to make it easier for organizations to register. It now only requires name and email address, rather than first name, last name and email address.

OPAC

  • [23150] GDPR feature breaks patron self modification on OPAC
  • [23151] Patron self modification sends null dateofbirth

SIP2

  • [23057] If checked_in_ok is set and item is not checked out, alert flag is supressed for any reason

Tools

  • [15814] Templates for MARC modification: Edit action does not work when Description contains ‘

Other bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [23144] Bad POD breaks svc/barcode

Circulation

  • [22617] Checkout notes pending dashboard link – error received even though manage_checkout_notes permission set

This fixes an error that occurs when an account with full circulate permissions (but not super librarian permissions) clicks on ‘Checkout notes pending’ and is then automatically logged out with the message “Error: you do not have permission to view this page. Log in as a different user”.

  • [23061] The column/print/export buttons are missing on the checkout history page
  • [23097] Circulation Overdues report patron link goes to patron’s holds tab
  • [23140] Typo in returns.tt prevents printing branchcode in transfer slips

I18N/L10N

  • [22783] ‘Location’ not picked up by translation toolchain

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [22966] Add Norwegian library and patron names for the web-based installer

Mana-kb

  • [23034] Warning when in Mana KB settings Auto subscription sharing is unchecked

Sponsored by The National Library of Finland

  • [23130] Incorrect alternative mana server URL in etc/koha-conf.xml

This fix updates the alternative Mana KB server URL in
etc/koha-conf.xml to https://mana-test.koha-community.org. If the updated URL is used the account creation request is successful and doesn’t cause any error messages.

OPAC

  • [22946] Markup error in OPAC search results around selection links
  • [23122] When searching callnumber in simple search, search option is not retained

Patrons

  • [22944] avoid AnonymousPatron in search_patrons_to_anonymise

Searching

  • [23132] Encoding issues in facets with show more link

Serials

  • [23065] ‘New subscription’ button in serials sometimes uses a blank form and sometimes defaults to current serial

System Administration

  • [23153] In framework management action subfields goes directly to edition

Templates

  • [22851] Navigation links in the serials module should be styled the same as other modules

Test Suite

  • [23177] Rollback cleanup in Circulation.t

Tools

  • [22571] MARC modification templates do not handle control fields in conditional

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. 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

(sorry translation website was down).

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 19.05.02 is

  • Release Manager: Martin Renvoize
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Nick Clemens
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Alex Arnaud
    • Nick Clemens
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Josef Moravec
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Topic Experts:
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • SIP2 — Kyle Hall
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Elasticsearch — Alex Arnaud
    • ILS-DI — Arthur Suzuki
    • Authentication — Martin Renvoize
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Michal Denár
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Jon Knight
    • Lisette Scheer
    • Arthur Suzuki
  • Packaging Manager: Mirko Tietgen
  • Documentation Manager: David Nind
  • Documentation Team:

    • Andy Boze
    • Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Managers:

    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 19.05 — Fridolin Somers
    • 18.11 — Lucas Gass
    • 18.05 — Liz Rea

      Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 19.05.02:

  • The National Library of Finland

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 19.05.02.

  • Alex Arnaud (1)
  • Nick Clemens (4)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (8)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Kyle Hall (7)
  • Petter von Krogh (1)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (1)
  • Owen Leonard (4)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • David Nind (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (8)
  • Marcel de Rooy (6)
  • Fridolin Somers (8)
  • Mark Tompsett (8)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 19.05.02

  • ACPL (4)
  • BibLibre (10)
  • BSZ BW (1)
  • ByWater-Solutions (11)
  • davidnind.com (1)
  • Independant Individuals (8)
  • Koha Community Developers (8)
  • Libriotech (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (8)
  • Rijks Museum (6)
  • University of Helsinki (1)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Arthur Bousquet (1)
  • Nick Clemens (15)
  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Michal Denar (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (7)
  • Martha Fuerst (5)
  • Claire Gravely (1)
  • Kyle Hall (10)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Julian Maurice (4)
  • Nadine Pierre (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (62)
  • Marcel de Rooy (24)
  • Maryse Simard (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (58)
  • Mark Tompsett (11)
  • Bin Wen (1)

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 19.05.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 juil. 2019 13:03:46.

18.05.14 Released

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 18.05.14

This is a security release

27 Jun 2019

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 18.05.14 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 18.05.14 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 5 bugfixes.

Other bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [7862] Warns when creating a new notice

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

Cataloging

  • [22886] Missing space between fields from Keyword to MARC mapping in cataloguing search

Label/patron card printing

  • [22878] Cannot add a patron card layout with mysql strict mode on

Patrons

  • [20514] Searching for a patrons using the address option doesn’t work with streetnumber
  • [22781] Fields on patron search results should be html/json filtered

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. 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:

  • Arabic (99.3%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (72.1%)
  • Chinese (China) (77.9%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (98.3%)
  • Czech (92.4%)
  • Danish (63.3%)
  • English (New Zealand) (95.1%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (92%)
  • French (98.4%)
  • French (Canada) (93.6%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (97.9%)
  • Greek (80.4%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (96.9%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (67.2%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (70.1%)
  • Persian (52.8%)
  • Polish (93.3%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.1%)
  • Slovak (97.5%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (93.5%)
  • Turkish (99.4%)
  • Vietnamese (64.8%)

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 18.05.14 is

  • Release Manager: Martin Renvoize
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Nick Clemens
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • QA Team:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Alex Arnaud
    • Nick Clemens
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Kyle Hall
    • Julian Maurice
    • Josef Moravec
    • Marcel de Rooy
  • Topic Experts:
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • SIP2 — Kyle Hall
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Elasticsearch — Alex Arnaud
    • ILS-DI — Arthur Suzuki
    • Authentication — Martin Renvoize
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Michal Denár
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Jon Knight
    • Lisette Scheer
    • Arthur Suzuki
  • Packaging Manager: Mirko Tietgen
  • Documentation Manager: David Nind
  • Documentation Team:

    • Andy Boze
    • Caroline Cyr-La-Rose
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Managers:

    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 19.05 — Fridolin Somers
    • 18.11 — Lucas Gass
    • 18.05 — Liz Rea

      Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 18.05.14:

  • Catalyst IT

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.05.14.

  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (9)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Liz Rea (2)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.05.14

  • BSZ BW (1)
  • ByWater-Solutions (2)
  • Independant Individuals (1)
  • Koha Community Developers (9)

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

  • Nick Clemens (11)
  • Jonathan Druart (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (9)
  • Hayley Mapley (1)
  • Liz Rea (17)
  • Martin Renvoize (10)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)
  • Maryse Simard (1)

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 master.

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 27 Jun 2019 21:10:33.

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