Koha 17.05.14 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.05.14

Koha 17.05.14 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 17.05.14 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Important /!\ It should be last 17.05.x release, please consider upgrading.

It includes 14 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [20014] When adding to basket from a staged file item budgets are selected by matching on code, not id
  • [20972] If ISBN has 10 numbers only the first 9 numbers are used

Authentication

  • [18947] Unexpected Active Directory LDAP authentication failure mode
  • [20879] Shibboleth in combination with LDAP as an alternative no longer works

Command-line Utilities

  • [20811] Fix wrong usage of ModBiblio in bulkmarcimport.pl

Database

  • [20773] bug 20724 follow-up – Database cleanup

Hold requests

  • [20724] ReservesNeedReturns syspref breaks “Holds awaiting pickup”

OPAC

  • [21018] OPAC Resource URL Broken if Tracklinks is enabled

Packaging

  • [20693] Plack fails, because ‘libcgi-emulate-psgi-perl’ package is not installed

Patrons

  • [20903] Print payment receipt on child patron could end with server error
  • [20951] Koha::Patron::Discharge is missing use Koha::Patron::Debarments

Self checkout

  • [21054] Extra closing body tag in sco-main.tt prevents slip printing

Web services

  • [21199] Patron’s attributes are displayed on GetPatronInfo’s ILSDI output regardless opac_display

Other bugs fixed

Web services

  • [21226] Remove use of retired OCLC xISBN service

OCLC has now discontinued support for the xisbn service. One can continue to use the functionality that this service provided to Koha by switching on the ThingISBN preferences as an alternative.

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 (99.2%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (78.7%)
  • Chinese (China) (83.3%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99.8%)
  • Czech (94.6%)
  • Danish (68.8%)
  • English (New Zealand) (90.6%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (99.7%)
  • French (96.2%)
  • French (Canada) (94.5%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99.8%)
  • Greek (81.5%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Korean (50.2%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (57.4%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (76.3%)
  • Persian (57.4%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84.4%)
  • Slovak (89.7%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (95.6%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (70.6%)

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 17.05.14 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.05.14:

  • Gothenburg University Library

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.05.14.

  • xljoha (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (6)
  • Marcel de Rooy (4)
  • Jonathan Druart (8)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (2)
  • Mirko Tietgen (2)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.05.14

  • abunchofthings.net (4)
  • BibLibre (2)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (8)
  • ByWater-Solutions (6)
  • bywatetsolutions.com (1)
  • Göteborgs universitet (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (3)
  • Rijksmuseum (4)
  • unidentified (1)

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

  • Brendan A Gallagher (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (19)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Chris Cormack (3)
  • Marcel de Rooy (8)
  • Jonathan Druart (8)
  • Katrin Fischer (9)
  • Victor Grousset (5)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (27)
  • Fridolin Somers (55)
  • Mirko Tietgen (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 17.05.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 05 oct. 2018 07:09:13.

Koha Community Newsletter: September 2018

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

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Table of Contents

Development

Koha 18.05.04 Released

by Martin Renvoize
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.05.04.

Koha 18.05.04 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 new features, 3 enhancements, 27 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 17.11.10 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.10.

Koha 17.11.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 6 enhancements, 49 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Community

KohaCon 2018

You can find the presentation slides here.
BywaterSolutions has posted some photos here.
See the presentations on YouTube! on BywaterSolutions channel.

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

Kelly McElligot shows you a New Easy Way to Print a Label.
Donna Bachowski explains how can take advantage of Marc Field 776 to link different formats.
Jessie Zairo has some tips for Setting up MACROS in the Advanced Editor in Koha.
Kelly McElligot takes a look at the new Self Check-in Module in Koha 18.05.

Vote for the KohaCon 2019 location now!

From Caroline Cyr La Rose, MLIS
For those who haven’t gotten around to it, don’t forget to vote for the KohaCon19 location!

The proposals are available on the wiki: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/KohaCon19_Proposals

The rules for voting are the following:

  • Everyone can vote
  • One vote per person
  • You must first register with your e-mail address (preferably your institutional e-mail)
  • You will receive an e-mail with the link to the survey
  • You must rank both options, with your first choice on top

To vote, go to http://kohacon19.inlibro.net

The vote is open until September 30, 2018, 23:59 UTC. The winner will be announced during the October General IRC meeting and also here on the mailing list.

Again,on behalf of the whole community, I thank both groups for offering to host KohaCon19 and I wish them good luck!

From the koha news list

Upcoming Events

October General IRC Meeting

The October General IRC meeting will be held the 3rd at 20:00 UTC.

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

October Developers IRC Meeting

The October Developers IRC meeting will be held the 10th at 20:00 UTC.

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

October Documentation IRC Meeting

The October Documentation IRC meeting will be held 2nd at 21:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

September General IRC Meeting

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

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

September Developers IRC Meeting

The September Developers IRC meeting was held the 19th at 14:00 UTC.

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

September Documentation IRC Meeting

The Sptember Documentation IRC meeting was held 4th at 21:00 UTC.

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

Koha 17.11.10 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.11.10

Koha 17.11.10 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 17.11.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 6 enhancements, 49 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [20509] Data consistency – authority types
  • [21150] Data inconsistencies – item types

Command-line Utilities

  • [20795] koha-rebuild-zebra should pass through increased verbosity
  • [21011] Data inconsistencies – items.holdingbranch | items.homebranch

Patrons

  • [18635] Koha::Patron->guarantees() should return results alphabetically

Templates

  • [20984] MARC21 subfield 300f – Type of Unit does not display

Critical bugs fixed

Circulation

  • [21231] BlockReturnofLostItems does not prevent lost items being found

Packaging

  • [20437] Force requirement for HTTP::OAI 3.27

Templates

  • [13692] Series link is only using 800a instead of 800t

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [21033] Remove few warns in acqui/basket.pl
  • [21048] suggest_status not behaving properly
  • [21097] Missing optgroup closing tag in orderreceive.tt
  • [21288] Slowness in acquisition caused by GetInvoices

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [20631] C4::Acounts claims to use ReturnLostItem but doesn’t
  • [21056] Changing the logged in library can fail sporadically
  • [21238] TemplateToolkit.t is failing on slow server

Authentication

  • [13779] sessionID declared twice in C4::Auth::checkauth()

Cataloging

  • [21053] Editing 008 field with a hash overwrites data
  • [21064] Advanced cataloging editor – rancor – check for changes should return ‘undefined’ instead of ‘undef’

Circulation

  • [21168] Error on circ/returns.pl after deleting checked-in item

Command-line Utilities

  • [21035] runreport.pl prints only a newline when printing a row that has a field that contains an embedded newline

Developer documentation

  • [21077] Fix comment for statistics.type in installer/data/mysql/kohastructure.sql

Hold requests

  • [21075] AutoUnsuspendHolds should unsuspend holds <= today
  • [21076] Javascript error on article requests page

Label/patron card printing

  • [20765] Search for items by acqdate does not work in label batch

OPAC

  • [19291] Make breadcrumbs for OPAC search history consistent with other patron account pages
  • [21094] Syndetics: always use https instead of http
  • [21127] Remove jqTransform jQuery plugin from the OPAC

Packaging

  • [20800] Keep Koha on Stretch from using broken libhttp-oai-perl
  • [21267] X_FORWARDED_PROTO header should be set in apache

Patrons

  • [7996] Patron modification log requires parameters permission

REST api

  • [21031] Apache Rewrite rules don’t work for API when using anything but Debian package Plack configuration

Searching

  • [19390] OPAC view link in staff results should open in a new tab

Staff Client

  • [17625] 245f and 245g are not displayed in XSLT
  • [20504] Language attribute in html tag is empty in system preference editor
  • [21248] Fix COinS carp in MARC details page on unknown record

System Administration

  • [19179] Email option for SMSSendDriver is not documented as a valid setting
  • [21131] Changing and restoring a WYSIWYG preference can result in unexpected behaviour
  • [21144] ROADTYPE missing from authorised value categories list

Templates

  • [19511] Local cover images not centered in table column in staff client search results
  • [20974] Remove files left behind after removing Solr
  • [21099] Floating toolbars reposition too late
  • [21139] The floating toolbars have some issues
  • [21148] Dropdowns styled by the Select2 plugin do not highlight missing required fields
  • [21164] Fix alignment on new basket form in acquisitions
  • [21185] Incorrect title tag on tags review page
  • [21285] Select2 broken on high dpi screens

Test Suite

  • [20776] Add Selenium::Remote::Driver to dependencies
  • [21134] Wrong error handling in Koha/Patron/Modification.pm hides a bug
  • [21230] Reserves.t is failing randomly
  • [21262] Do not format numbers for editing if too big
  • [21360] IssueSlip.t is failing if run at 23:59

Tools

  • [20564] Error 500 displays when uploading patron images with a zipped file
  • [21142] Batch item/record modification/deletion tools does not open uploaded files in utf-8

Web services

  • [21226] Remove use of retired OCLC xISBN service

OCLC has now discontinued support for the xisbn service. One can continue to use the functionality that this service provided to Koha by switching on the ThingISBN preferences as an alternative.

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 (99.5%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (75.4%)
  • Chinese (China) (79.8%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99.8%)
  • Czech (94%)
  • Danish (65.7%)
  • English (New Zealand) (99.5%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (95.7%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (92.1%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99.5%)
  • Greek (82.1%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (99.9%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (54.6%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (72.9%)
  • Persian (54.8%)
  • Polish (97.5%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84.5%)
  • Slovak (96.7%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (91.7%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (67.4%)

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 17.11.10 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.11.10:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.11.10.

  • Nick Clemens (12)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (4)
  • David Cook (4)
  • Charlotte Cordwell (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (4)
  • Jonathan Druart (24)
  • Katrin Fischer (7)
  • Andrew Isherwood (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (2)
  • Owen Leonard (9)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Joy Nelson (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (4)
  • Mirko Tietgen (2)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.11.10

  • abunchofthings.net (4)
  • ACPL (9)
  • BibLibre (4)
  • BSZ BW (7)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (24)
  • ByWater-Solutions (15)
  • bywatersolutiosn.com (2)
  • joensuu.fi (2)
  • Prosentient Systems (4)
  • PTFS-Europe (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (4)
  • Theke Solutions (4)
  • unidentified (2)

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

  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Nick Clemens (68)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (14)
  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Michal Denar (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (14)
  • John Doe (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (17)
  • Katrin Fischer (32)
  • Claire Gravely (1)
  • Dilan Johnpullé (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Ulrich Kleiber (1)
  • Pierre-Luc Lapointe (4)
  • Owen Leonard (11)
  • Ere Maijala (1)
  • Jesse Maseto (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Josef Moravec (7)
  • Joy Nelson (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (79)
  • Lisette Scheer (1)
  • Maryse Simard (9)
  • Fridolin Somers (78)
  • John Sterbenz (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (2)
  • Mark Tompsett (8)
  • Marc Véron (1)
  • Cab Vinton (1)
  • 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 17.11.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. 2018 14:12:24.

Koha 18.05.04 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.05.04.

This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes, along with some behind the scenes enhancements to allow plugin developers to support a wider range of Koha releases.

This is my fourth release as the 18.05.XX maintainer and I would like to thank everyone involved in this release.

Koha 18.05.04 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 18.05.04 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 new features, 3 enhancements, 27 bugfixes.

New features

REST api

  • [21116] Add API routes through plugins

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [21202] C4::Items – Remove GetItemsByBiblioitemnumber

REST api

  • [21334] Add bibliographic content type definitions

Staff Client

  • [13406] Authority MARC display impossible to style via CSS

Critical bugs fixed

Circulation

  • [21231] BlockReturnofLostItems does not prevent lost items being found

Patrons

  • [21068] Remove NorwegianPatronDB related code

Templates

  • [13692] Series link is only using 800a instead of 800t

Web services

  • [21199] Patron’s attributes are displayed on GetPatronInfo’s ILSDI output regardless opac_display

Other bugs fixed

About

  • [7143] Bug for tracking changes to the about page

Acquisitions

  • [21288] Slowness in acquisition caused by GetInvoices
  • [21356] Missing space in parcel.tt

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [19991] use Modern::Perl in OPAC perl scripts
  • [21207] C4::Overdues::GetItems is not used

Authentication

  • [13779] sessionID declared twice in C4::Auth::checkauth()

Circulation

  • [21168] Error on circ/returns.pl after deleting checked-in item

Database

  • [20777] Remove unused field accountlines.dispute

Label/patron card printing

  • [20765] Search for items by acqdate does not work in label batch

OPAC

  • [20994] Fix capitalization on OPAC result list “Save to Lists”
  • [21127] Remove jqTransform jQuery plugin from the OPAC

Packaging

  • [21267] X_FORWARDED_PROTO header should be set in apache

Patrons

  • [21096] Garbled username on intranet login page

Staff Client

  • [21248] Fix COinS carp in MARC details page on unknown record

System Administration

  • [19179] Email option for SMSSendDriver is not documented as a valid setting

Templates

  • [21139] The floating toolbars have some issues
  • [21285] Select2 broken on high dpi screens

Test Suite

  • [20776] Add Selenium::Remote::Driver to dependencies
  • [21262] Do not format numbers for editing if too big
  • [21355] GetDailyQuotes.t is fragile
  • [21360] IssueSlip.t is failing if run at 23:59

Tools

  • [20564] Error 500 displays when uploading patron images with a zipped file

Web services

  • [21235] Remove services_throttle if not required for ThingISBN

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 (100%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (73.4%)
  • Chinese (China) (77.9%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (93.3%)
  • Danish (64.3%)
  • English (New Zealand) (96.8%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (93.6%)
  • French (99.9%)
  • French (Canada) (94.8%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99.7%)
  • Greek (80.8%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (98.1%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (66.4%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (71.1%)
  • Persian (53.4%)
  • Polish (94.8%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (83.8%)
  • Slovak (95.6%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (94.9%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (65.8%)

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 18.05.04 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 18.05.04:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.05.04.

  • Nick Clemens (7)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (10)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Charlotte Cordwell (2)
  • Caroline Cyr La Rose (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (9)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (2)
  • Owen Leonard (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (9)
  • Jane Sandberg (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Koha translators (2)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.05.04

  • ACPL (2)
  • BibLibre (2)
  • BSZ BW (1)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (9)
  • ByWater-Solutions (7)
  • bywatersolutiosn.com (2)
  • joensuu.fi (2)
  • linnbenton.edu (2)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (9)
  • Rijksmuseum (2)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • Theke Solutions (10)
  • unidentified (2)

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

  • Alex Arnaud (2)
  • ‘s avatarMarcel de Rooy (1)
  • Christopher Brannon (1)
  • Nick Clemens (43)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (12)
  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Michal Denar (1)
  • Michal Denar (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (8)
  • Jonathan Druart (12)
  • Katrin Fischer (6)
  • Brendan Gallagher (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Ulrich Kleiber (1)
  • Owen Leonard (2)
  • Jesse Maseto (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Josef Moravec (4)
  • Josef Moravec’s avatarJosef Moravec (1)
  • Wm. Nick Clemens’s avatarNick Clemens (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (55)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (1)
  • Jane Sandberg (2)
  • Maryse Simard (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • John Sterbenz (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (8)
  • 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 18.05.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 Sep 2018 13:10:19.

Koha Community Newsletter: August 2018

Koha Community Newsletter Subscribe
August 2018

Volume 9, Issue 8
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to Submit

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 18.05.03 Released

by Martin Renvoize
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.05.03.

Koha 18.05.03 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 new features, 16 enhancements, 64 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 17.11.09 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.09.

Koha 17.11.09 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 26 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Community

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

This is the third blog in the Koha tips and tricks series to help you make the most out of your Koha instance. In this post, Catalyst IT Koha developer Alex Buckley covers how to customize your library notices and slips; including how to add your library logo and news items to notices.

Vote for the KohaCon 2019 location now!

From Caroline Cyr La Rose, MLIS
The vote for the location of KohaCon19 is now open!

The proposals are available on the wiki: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/KohaCon19_Proposals

The rules for voting are the following:

  • Everyone can vote
  • One vote per person
  • You must first register with your e-mail address (preferably your institutional e-mail)
  • You will receive an e-mail with the link to the survey
  • You must rank both options, with your first choice on top

To vote, go to http://kohacon19.inlibro.net

The vote is open until September 30, 2018, 23:59 UTC. The winner will be announced during the October General IRC meeting and also here on the mailing list.

On behalf of the whole community, I thank both groups for offering to host KohaCon19 and I wish them good luck!

From the koha news list

Upcoming Events

KohaCon 2018 – September 10-16

KohaCon2018 is nearly here!

KohaCon is a free event leaving more money in your pocket to enjoy the good times in beautiful Portland! But, we still need you to register. So please, use the registration button to let us know you’ll be attending. We can’t wait to see you and share in the good times!

From KohaCon2018 website

Dates: September 10-16
Register here

Check out the schedule

Koha-US September 2018 meetings

From the news list
*All koha-US meetings are open to any and all.*

*Board Meeting -*
When: Wednesday, September 5th at 10:30 am CDT (time converter
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=koha-US+September+board+meeting&iso=20180905T1030&p1=5227)
Where: https://kslib.zoom.us/j/450230564
Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eRltMbIGu51vbKzrkDxN8dkK6S6i6X2FVbCWFGilkbk/edit?usp=sharing

*Board meetings* focus on business-related matters and topics that would
otherwise slow down general meetings.

*General Meeting*
When: Monday, September 10th at 4:15 pm PDT
Where: KohaCon – Portland, Oregon, USA

Note: Our meeting will take place in-person this month at KohaCon in
Portland. The meeting is slated as the final session on Monday. All
conference attendees are encouraged to join us!

*General meetings* put an emphasis on Koha — bugs, issues, development
ideas, workflows — bring your problems and questions so we can discuss!
These meetings also include major organizational decisions and reports from
various committees.

To view minutes and recordings from previous meetings, visit
*http://koha-us.org/about-koha-us/administration/meeting-archives/*

If you have topics for discussion at either meeting, please send them to
secretary@koha-us.org

For more information about all things koha-US, don’t hesitate to contact us
officers@koha-us.org

September General IRC Meeting

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

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

September Developers IRC Meeting

The September Developers IRC meeting will be held the 19th at 14:00 UTC.

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

September Documentation IRC Meeting

The Sptember Documentation IRC meeting will be held 4th at 21:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

August General IRC Meeting

The August General IRC meeting was held the 1st at 20:00 UTC.

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

August Developers IRC Meeting

The August Developers IRC meeting was held the 8th at 14:00 UTC.

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

August Documentation IRC Meeting

The August Documentation IRC meeting was held 14th at 14:00 UTC.

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

Koha 17.11.09 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.11.09

Koha 17.11.09 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 17.11.09 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 26 bugfixes.

Enhancements

MARC Bibliographic data support

  • [20710] Update MARC21 frameworks to Update 26 (April 2018)

Critical bugs fixed

Security

  • 21199 Patron’s attributes are displayed on GetPatronInfo’s ILSDI output regardless opac_display

This security/data confidentiality bugfix alters functionality. The GetPatronInfo request in ILSDI will now only ever return public information and not any staff only attributes.

Acquisitions

  • [20014] When adding to basket from a staged file item budgets are selected by matching on code, not id

Authentication

  • [18947] Unexpected Active Directory LDAP authentication failure mode

Cataloging

  • [14662] Allow blank values in pull downs in cataloguing forms when subfield is mandatory

Command-line Utilities

  • [20811] Fix wrong usage of ModBiblio in bulkmarcimport.pl
  • [21122] Make check-url-quick.pl handle utf8 characters in urls gracefuly

Database

  • [20773] bug 20724 follow-up – Database cleanup

Hold requests

  • [20724] ReservesNeedReturns syspref breaks “Holds awaiting pickup”

Label/patron card printing

  • [8604] Patron cards made for patrons which don’t have patron images use preceding card’s image

OPAC

  • [21018] OPAC Resource URL Broken if Tracklinks is enabled

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [21032] Refining a search made on a specific index fail

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [20623] PDF export of a basket group fails when an item has an itemtype that is not in the itemtype table

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [12001] GetMemberAccountRecords slows down display of patron details and checkout pages

Cataloging

  • [18822] Advanced editor – Rancor – searching broken under Elasticsearch
  • [21009] Max length of inputs on editing/adding items is broken

I18N/L10N

  • [20332] Untranslatable strings in grouped OPAC results

OPAC

  • [20090] Missing Script Statement for Novelist Select on Some Record Displays in OPAC
  • [20953] Discharge can be requested several times on OPAC

Packaging

Patrons

  • [21025] Koha::Patron::Discharge is missing use C4::Letters

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [19502] Result sets limited to 10000

Staff Client

  • [20919] A Zebra query is done for each item when opening a record detail page

System Administration

  • [14446] Resolve “Use of uninitialized value in goto” in admin/preferences.pl

Templates

  • [20698] Remove obsolete template: transfer-slip.tt

Test Suite

  • [20900] Yet another test assumes that CPL is present
  • [21023] Remove warning in t/db_dependent/Circulation/Chargelostitem.t

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 (99.5%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (75.4%)
  • Chinese (China) (79.8%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99.8%)
  • Czech (93.9%)
  • Danish (65.8%)
  • English (New Zealand) (99.5%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (95.7%)
  • French (98.9%)
  • French (Canada) (92.1%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99.5%)
  • Greek (81.8%)
  • Hindi (99.9%)
  • Italian (99.9%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (54.6%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (72.9%)
  • Persian (54.9%)
  • Polish (97.5%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84.5%)
  • Slovak (96.7%)
  • Spanish (99.9%)
  • Swedish (91.7%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (67.5%)

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 17.11.09 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.11.09:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.11.09.

  • Alex Arnaud (1)
  • Nick Clemens (10)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (8)
  • Jonathan Druart (8)
  • Charles Farmer (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (1)
  • Victor Grousset (2)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • David Kuhn (1)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Julian Maurice (3)
  • Kyle M Hall (1)
  • Chris Nighswonger (1)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (4)
  • Mirko Tietgen (2)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.11.09

  • abunchofthings.net (4)
  • ACPL (1)
  • BibLibre (10)
  • BSZ BW (2)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (8)
  • ByWater-Solutions (10)
  • bywatetsolutions.com (1)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • Foundations (1)
  • inLibro.com (1)
  • joensuu.fi (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (8)
  • Theke Solutions (1)
  • unidentified (1)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (1)

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

  • Brendan A Gallagher (1)
  • Hugo Agud (1)
  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Alex Arnaud (5)
  • Nick Clemens (40)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (3)
  • Chris Cormack (6)
  • Marcel de Rooy (18)
  • Jonathan Druart (12)
  • Charles Farmer (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (21)
  • Victor Grousset (5)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Pierre-Luc Lapointe (1)
  • Owen Leonard (4)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Chris Nighswonger (1)
  • Séverine QUEUNE (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (44)
  • Fridolin Somers (47)
  • Christian Stelzenmüller (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (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 sec_171109.

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 ao�t 2018 13:56:55.

Koha 18.05.03 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.05.03.

This is a bugfix/maintenance release and it includes 1 new feature, 16 enhancements, 64 bugfixes.

NOTE: Upgrading may require the addition of 0 in the ldap configuration block of the koha configuration file in a minority of cases where ldap may have been misconfigured before Bug 18947

Koha 18.05.03 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

New features

REST api

  • [20942] Add route to get patron’s account balance

Introduces API endpoints for dealing with patron accounts, a highly requested feature for third-party integrations.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [20079] Display stack trace for development installations
  • [20509] Data consistency – authority types
  • [20661] Implement blocking errors for circulation scripts
  • [20990] Add Koha::Account::outstanding_credits
  • [21150] Data inconsistencies – item types
  • [21221] Implement blocking errors for members/memberentry.pl

Command-line Utilities

  • [20795] koha-rebuild-zebra should pass through increased verbosity
  • [21011] Data inconsistencies – items.holdingbranch | items.homebranch

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [20683] Update German web installer for 18.05

Patrons

  • [18635] Koha::Patron->guarantees() should return results alphabetically

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [19604] Elasticsearch Fixes for build_authorities_query for auth searching

Staff Client

  • [20647] When ILL is enabled the hover effect on the ILL requests button is wrong.

Templates

  • [20984] MARC21 subfield 300f – Type of Unit does not display
  • [21112] Re-indent staff client cart template
  • [21125] Shortcut moredetail.pl on nonexistent biblionumber

Test Suite

  • [20757] Capture a screenshot on selenium errors

Critical bugs fixed

Security

  • 21199 Patron’s attributes are displayed on GetPatronInfo’s ILSDI output regardless opac_display

This security/data confidentiality bugfix alters functionality. The GetPatronInfo request in ILSDI will now only ever return public information and not any staff only attributes.

Acquisitions

  • [20014] When adding to basket from a staged file item budgets are selected by matching on code, not id

Authentication

  • [18947] Unexpected Active Directory LDAP authentication failure mode

Cataloging

  • [14662] Allow blank values in pull downs in cataloguing forms when subfield is mandatory

Command-line Utilities

  • [20811] Fix wrong usage of ModBiblio in bulkmarcimport.pl
  • [21122] Make check-url-quick.pl handle utf8 characters in urls gracefuly

Database

  • [20773] bug 20724 follow-up – Database cleanup

Label/patron card printing

  • [8604] Patron cards made for patrons which don’t have patron images use preceding card’s image

OPAC

  • [21018] OPAC Resource URL Broken if Tracklinks is enabled

Patrons

  • [21208] Housebound deliverer/chooser have wrong name when creating a visit

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [21032] Refining a search made on a specific index fail

System Administration

  • [21151] SRU search fields mapping pop-up comes up empty

Web services

  • [21203] ILS-DI – GetRecords crashes on non-existent records

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [15408] Timestamp on funds not updated when you duplicate a budget
  • [21033] Remove few warns in acqui/basket.pl
  • [21048] suggest_status not behaving properly
  • [21097] Missing optgroup closing tag in orderreceive.tt

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [20631] C4::Acounts claims to use ReturnLostItem but doesn’t
  • [20980] Manual credit offsets are stored as debits

This change may affect existing reports. Credits will no longer be recorded as ‘debits’ but rather get their own ‘Manual Credit’ type.

  • [21056] Changing the logged in library can fail sporadically
  • [21154] Remove unused subs from C4::Serials
  • [21182] acqui/check_duplicate_barcode_ajax.pl is not longer in use
  • [21238] TemplateToolkit.t is failing on slow server

Cataloging

  • [21053] Editing 008 field with a hash overwrites data
  • [21064] Advanced cataloging editor – rancor – check for changes should return ‘undefined’ instead of ‘undef’

Circulation

  • [20487] AddReturn should clear items.onloan for unissued items
  • [20660] AddReturn should use return date override for debarments

Command-line Utilities

  • [21035] runreport.pl prints only a newline when printing a row that has a field that contains an embedded newline

Developer documentation

  • [21077] Fix comment for statistics.type in installer/data/mysql/kohastructure.sql

Hold requests

  • [21075] AutoUnsuspendHolds should unsuspend holds <= today
  • [21076] Javascript error on article requests page

I18N/L10N

  • [19500] Make module names on letters overview page translatable

Label/patron card printing

  • [6647] Label item search should use standard pagination routine

OPAC

  • [16575] Irregular behaviour using window.print() followed by window.location.href=
  • [19291] Make breadcrumbs for OPAC search history consistent with other patron account pages
  • [21094] Syndetics: always use https instead of http

Patrons

  • [7996] Patron modification log requires parameters permission
  • [20806] Item type in holds history table should be written as description, not code
  • [21041] “Merge patrons” button remains disabled with “Select all” option

REST api

  • [21031] Apache Rewrite rules don’t work for API when using anything but Debian package Plack configuration

Searching

  • [19390] OPAC view link in staff results should open in a new tab

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [20273] Elasticsearch: Auth-finder.pl autocomplete must use search_auth_compat

Staff Client

  • [17625] 245f and 245g are not displayed in XSLT
  • [20504] Language attribute in html tag is empty in system preference editor

System Administration

  • [21131] Changing and restoring a WYSIWYG preference can result in unexpected behaviour
  • [21144] ROADTYPE missing from authorised value categories list

Templates

  • [19511] Local cover images not centered in table column in staff client search results
  • [20828] Step 4 of moremember is used for Housebound and additional attributes
  • [20974] Remove files left behind after removing Solr
  • [21038] Reserves should be holds
  • [21099] Floating toolbars reposition too late
  • [21139] The floating toolbars have some issues
  • [21145] The “Column visibility” button should not be displayed at the OPAC
  • [21148] Dropdowns styled by the Select2 plugin do not highlight missing required fields
  • [21164] Fix alignment on new basket form in acquisitions
  • [21185] Incorrect title tag on tags review page
  • [21243] Regression: SRU mapping popup for bibliographic records is unstyled

Test Suite

  • [21134] Wrong error handling in Koha/Patron/Modification.pm hides a bug
  • [21188] t/db_dependent/Circulation/issue.t is failing
  • [21213] Circulation.t needs diagnostics
  • [21230] Reserves.t is failing randomly

Tools

  • [21141] Batch item modification tool throws error 500 when an itemnumber is invalid
  • [21142] Batch item/record modification/deletion tools does not open uploaded files in utf-8

Web services

  • [21226] Remove use of retired OCLC xISBN service

OCLC has now discontinued support for the xisbn service. One can continue to use the functionality that this service provided to Koha by switching on the ThingISBN preferences as an alternative.

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 (100%)
  • Armenian (99.9%)
  • Basque (73.4%)
  • Chinese (China) (77.8%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (93.3%)
  • Danish (64.3%)
  • English (New Zealand) (96.8%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (92.9%)
  • French (99.9%)
  • French (Canada) (93%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99.7%)
  • Greek (80.6%)
  • Hindi (99.9%)
  • Italian (98.1%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (65.8%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (71.1%)
  • Persian (53.5%)
  • Polish (94.9%)
  • Portuguese (99.9%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (82.9%)
  • Slovak (95.2%)
  • Spanish (99.7%)
  • Swedish (94.9%)
  • Turkish (99.8%)
  • Vietnamese (65.8%)

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 18.05.03 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 18.05.03:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.05.03.

  • Alex Arnaud (2)
  • David Bourgault (2)
  • Nick Clemens (21)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (18)
  • David Cook (3)
  • Marcel de Rooy (8)
  • Jonathan Druart (40)
  • Katrin Fischer (14)
  • Andrew Isherwood (1)
  • Owen Leonard (14)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Josef Moravec (5)
  • Joy Nelson (2)
  • Chris Nighswonger (1)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (8)
  • Koha translators (1)
  • Baptiste Wojtkowski (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.05.03

  • ACPL (14)
  • BibLibre (3)
  • BSZ BW (14)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (40)
  • ByWater-Solutions (25)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • Foundations (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (3)
  • PTFS-Europe (17)
  • Rijksmuseum (8)
  • Theke Solutions (18)
  • unidentified (7)

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

  • DEVINIM (1)
  • Brendan A Gallagher (1)
  • Nick Clemens (130)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (16)
  • Chris Cormack (3)
  • Marcel de Rooy (17)
  • John Doe (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (30)
  • Charles Farmer (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (47)
  • Claire Gravely (2)
  • Victor Grousset (2)
  • Dilan Johnpullé (1)
  • Pierre-Luc Lapointe (6)
  • Nicolas Legrand (2)
  • Owen Leonard (18)
  • Ere Maijala (1)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (22)
  • Josef Moravec (27)
  • Joy Nelson (1)
  • Chris Nighswonger (1)
  • Séverine QUEUNE (3)
  • Martin Renvoize (158)
  • Lisette Scheer (1)
  • Maryse Simard (9)
  • Christian Stelzenmüller (1)
  • Mirko Tietgen (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (3)
  • Marc Véron (2)
  • Cab Vinton (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 18.05.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 Aug 2018 14:31:47.

Koha Community Newsletter: July 2018

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July 2018

Volume 9, Issue 7
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

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Table of Contents

Development

Koha 18.05.02 Released

by Martin Renvoize
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.05.02.

This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes, updates to the
shipped marc frameworks to fall in line with the latest recommendations
and some minor architectural enhancements to aid ongoing maintanence
and translation.

This is my second release as the 18.05.XX release maintainer. Thank you
very much to everyone involved in this release.

Koha 18.05.02 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 7 enhancements, 57 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 17.11.08 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 17.11.08.

Koha 17.11.08 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 enhancements, 41 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Community

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

Vimal Kumar shows you how to install the latest version of MariaDB with Koha.
Follow along with Vimal Kumar as he guides you through creating a Super Librarian user account using the command line.
Alex Buckley explains how you can use parameters in SQL reports as well as how to merge bibliographic records in this article.

Upcoming Events

September General IRC Meeting

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

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

August Developers IRC Meeting

The August Developers IRC meeting will be held the 8th at 14:00 UTC.

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

August Documentation IRC Meeting

The August Documentation IRC meeting will be held 14th at 14:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

French Koha Symposium in Paris

by Sonia Bouis
The French Koha Symposium in Paris was held the 25th through the 26th of June. There were around 70 people attending. As usual, there was lots of feedback from libraries who had gone live with Koha during the last year. We focused on the choice of the BULAC (University Library for Languages and Civilizations Studies) to go live with a 18.05 Koha version with Elastic Search. They explained how the search was really relevant to their collection (mainly oriental languages) and their staff was so impatient to give up zebra. We also focused on the new EU regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation, and what it’s going to change for libraries and how Koha is prepared to it. There were also several presentations on Koha modules and a lot of exchange during coffee and lunch. More information in french is here.

July General IRC Meeting

The July General IRC meeting was held the 11th at 14:00 UTC.

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

July Developers IRC Meeting

The July Developers IRC meeting was held the 11th at 15:00 UTC.

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

July Documentation IRC Meeting

The July Documentation IRC meeting was held 13th at 21:00 UTC.

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

Koha 17.11.08 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.11.08

Koha 17.11.08 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 17.11.08 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 enhancements, 41 bugfixes.

Enhancements

I18N/L10N

  • [20709] Update GERMAN MARC frameworks to Updates 23-26 (Nov 2016, May and Apr 2018)

MARC Bibliographic data support

  • [19835] Update MARC frameworks to Updates 23+24+25 (Nov 2016, May and Dec 2017)

OPAC

  • [20876] The form_serialized_itype cookie is not used and should be removed

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [20972] If ISBN has 10 numbers only the first 9 numbers are used
  • [20979] Error message when deleting bib attached to order

Authentication

  • [20879] Shibboleth in combination with LDAP as an alternative no longer works

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [20745] indexing/searching not active at end of installation

Packaging

  • [20693] Plack fails, because ‘libcgi-emulate-psgi-perl’ package is not installed

Patrons

  • [20903] Print payment receipt on child patron could end with server error
  • [20951] Koha::Patron::Discharge is missing use Koha::Patron::Debarments

SIP2

  • [21020] Return branch not set for transfer when using SIP

Self checkout

  • [21054] Extra closing body tag in sco-main.tt prevents slip printing

Staff Client

  • [20998] Non superlibrarians cannot search for patrons using the quicksearch at the top

System Administration

  • [20216] Editing itemtypes does not pull existing values correctly

Templates

  • [20977] Javascript vars used in confirm_deletion in catalog.js do not match strings in catalog-strings.inc

Test Suite

  • [20906] Fix Debian 9 Test Failures

Tools

  • [20084] Patron card creator: layouts Industrial2of5 and COOP2of5 broken with error “Invalid Characters”

Web services

  • [21046] ILSDI – AuthenticatePatron returns a wrong borrowernumber if cardnumber is empty

Other bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [20702] Bind results of GetHostItemsInfo to the EasyAnalyticalRecords pref

Circulation

  • [20793] Don’t show holds link in result list when staff user doesn’t have place_holds permission
  • [20794] Don’t show holds tab when user doesn’t have circulate_remaining_permissions
  • [21019] [17.11] Borrower address not shown on reserve pop-up on returns.pl

Command-line Utilities

  • [20893] batchRebuildItemsTables.pl has incorrect parameter

I18N/L10N

  • [21029] “Suspend until” in modal in staff patron account is not translatable

Lists

  • [17886] Don’t show option to add to existing list if there are no lists in staff

MARC Bibliographic data support

  • [20700] Update MARC21 leader/007/008 codes

OPAC

  • [17869] Don’t show pick-up library for list of holds in OPAC account when there is only one branch
  • [18856] Cancel Waiting Hold in OPAC does not give useful message
  • [19849] Rebase of bug 16621 partially reverted bug 12509
  • [20507] Shelf browser does not update image sources when paging

Packaging

  • [20920] Plack timeout because of missing CGI::Compile Perl dependency

Patrons

  • [20008] Restrictions added from memberentry.pl have expiration date ignored if TimeFormat is 12hr
  • [20991] Error will reset category when editing a patron

Reports

  • [16653] reports/cat_issues_top.pl does not export “Count of checkouts” column as CSV
  • [20945] Report params not escaped when downloading

Searching

  • [19873] Make it possible to search on value 0

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [17373] Elasticsearch – Authority mappings for UNIMARC

Searching – Zebra

  • [20697] Remove some Host-Item-Number noise from zebra-output.log when EasyAnalyticalRecords is not used

Serials

  • [7136] Correct description of Grace period for subscriptions

Staff Client

  • [18521] Renew and search hotkeys are swapped on returns page.

Templates

  • [20559] Occurrences of loading-small.gif still exist
  • [20881] Order receiving: Price filter missing on_editing
  • [20999] Remove invalid ‘style=”block”‘ from OPAC templates

Test Suite

  • [20175] Set a correct default value for club_enrollments.date_created

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 (99.5%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (75.5%)
  • Chinese (China) (79.8%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99.9%)
  • Czech (93.9%)
  • Danish (65.8%)
  • English (New Zealand) (99.5%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (95.7%)
  • French (98.4%)
  • French (Canada) (92.1%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99.5%)
  • Greek (81%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (99.9%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (54.6%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (72.9%)
  • Persian (54.9%)
  • Polish (97.6%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84.5%)
  • Slovak (96.7%)
  • Spanish (99.9%)
  • Swedish (91.8%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (67.5%)

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 17.11.08 is
– Release Manager: Jonathan Druart
– Release Manager assistant: Nick Clemens

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 17.11.08:

  • ByWater Solutions
  • Gothenburg University Library

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.11.08.

  • xljoha (1)
  • Alex Arnaud (4)
  • Alex Buckley (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Jérôme Charaoui (1)
  • Nick Clemens (5)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (12)
  • Katrin Fischer (6)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (4)
  • Caitlin Goodger (1)
  • Victor Grousset (3)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Owen Leonard (6)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (4)
  • Fridolin Somers (3)
  • Mirko Tietgen (3)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.11.08

  • abunchofthings.net (6)
  • ACPL (6)
  • BibLibre (12)
  • BSZ BW (6)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (12)
  • ByWater-Solutions (5)
  • bywatetsolutions.com (3)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • cmaisonneuve.qc.ca (1)
  • Göteborgs universitet (1)
  • joensuu.fi (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (5)
  • Rijksmuseum (3)
  • Theke Solutions (1)
  • unidentified (1)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (4)
  • wegc.school.nz (1)

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

  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (51)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (9)
  • Chris Cormack (1)
  • Roch D’Amour (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (12)
  • Jonathan Druart (25)
  • Charles Farmer (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (25)
  • Brendan Gallagher (2)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (2)
  • Amit Gupta (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Pierre-Luc Lapointe (2)
  • Nicolas Legrand (2)
  • Owen Leonard (6)
  • Julian Maurice (8)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Josef Moravec (9)
  • Martin Renvoize (52)
  • Maryse Simard (3)
  • Fridolin Somers (63)
  • Mirko Tietgen (4)
  • Mark Tompsett (3)
  • Cab Vinton (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 17.11.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 26 juil. 2018 08:24:57.

Koha 18.05.02 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.05.02.

This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes, updates to the
shipped marc frameworks to fall in line with the latest recommendations
and some minor architectural enhancements to aid ongoing maintanence
and translation.

This is my second release as the 18.05.XX release maintainer. Thank you
very much to everyone involved in this release.

Koha 18.05.02 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 18.05.02 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 7 enhancements, 57 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [20456] Remove the C4::Serials::GetSubscriptionsFromBorrower

I18N/L10N

  • [20709] Update GERMAN MARC frameworks to Updates 23-26 (Nov 2016, May and Apr 2018)

MARC Bibliographic data support

  • [19835] Update MARC frameworks to Updates 23+24+25 (Nov 2016, May and Dec 2017)
  • [20710] Update MARC21 frameworks to Update 26 (April 2018)

OPAC

  • [20876] The form_serialized_itype cookie is not used and should be removed

Patrons

  • [20867] Ability to show membership renewal date on moremember.pl page

Templates

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [20972] If ISBN has 10 numbers only the first 9 numbers are used
  • [20979] Error message when deleting bib attached to order

Authentication

  • [20879] Shibboleth in combination with LDAP as an alternative no longer works

Cataloging

  • [20928] Checkout status not showing patron

Circulation

  • [20934] Biblio checkout history shows only current checkout

Fines and fees

  • [20946] Cannot pay fines for patrons with credits

Patrons

  • [13655] Can’t save organisation type patron without entering userid/password
  • [20903] Print payment receipt on child patron could end with server error
  • [20951] Koha::Patron::Discharge is missing use Koha::Patron::Debarments

SIP2

  • [21020] Return branch not set for transfer when using SIP

Self checkout

  • [21054] Extra closing body tag in sco-main.tt prevents slip printing

Staff Client

  • [20998] Non superlibrarians cannot search for patrons using the quicksearch at the top

Templates

  • [20977] Javascript vars used in confirm_deletion in catalog.js do not match strings in catalog-strings.inc

Test Suite

  • [20906] Fix Debian 9 Test Failures

Tools

  • [20084] Patron card creator: layouts Industrial2of5 and COOP2of5 broken with error “Invalid Characters”

Web services

  • [21046] ILSDI – AuthenticatePatron returns a wrong borrowernumber if cardnumber is empty

Other bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [20702] Bind results of GetHostItemsInfo to the EasyAnalyticalRecords pref
  • [21008] pay.pl and paycollect.pl raise warning
  • [21022] Exceptions should skip stringifying if message manually passed

Cataloging

  • [15360] Incorrect or mislabeled behavior on Authorities “New from Z39.50” Button
  • [18822] Advanced editor – Rancor – searching broken under Elasticsearch
  • [21009] Max length of inputs on editing/adding items is broken

Circulation

  • [20793] Don’t show holds link in result list when staff user doesn’t have place_holds permission
  • [20794] Don’t show holds tab when user doesn’t have circulate_remaining_permissions

Command-line Utilities

  • [20893] batchRebuildItemsTables.pl has incorrect parameter

I18N/L10N

  • [20332] Untranslatable strings in grouped OPAC results
  • [21029] “Suspend until” in modal in staff patron account is not translatable

Label/patron card printing

  • [6647] Label item search should use standard pagination routine

Lists

  • [17886] Don’t show option to add to existing list if there are no lists in staff

OPAC

  • [17869] Don’t show pick-up library for list of holds in OPAC account when there is only one branch
  • [19849] Rebase of bug 16621 partially reverted bug 12509
  • [20090] Missing Script Statement for Novelist Select on Some Record Displays in OPAC
  • [20507] Shelf browser does not update image sources when paging
  • [20953] Discharge can be requested several times on OPAC

Packaging

  • [18250] koha-common should start after memcached
  • [20920] Plack timeout because of missing CGI::Compile Perl dependency
  • [20949] Koha depends on Clone

Patrons

  • [20991] Error will reset category when editing a patron
  • [21025] Koha::Patron::Discharge is missing use C4::Letters

Reports

  • [16653] reports/cat_issues_top.pl does not export “Count of checkouts” column as CSV
  • [20945] Report params not escaped when downloading

Searching

  • [20864] Only set bibs_selected cookie when BrowseResultSelection is activated

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [19502] Result sets limited to 10000

Searching – Zebra

  • [20697] Remove some Host-Item-Number noise from zebra-output.log when EasyAnalyticalRecords is not used

Serials

  • [7136] Correct description of Grace period for subscriptions

Staff Client

  • [18521] Renew and search hotkeys are swapped on returns page.
  • [20919] A Zebra query is done for each item when opening a record detail page

System Administration

  • [14446] Resolve “Use of uninitialized value in goto” in admin/preferences.pl

Templates

  • [20559] Occurrences of loading-small.gif still exist
  • [20698] Remove obsolete template: transfer-slip.tt
  • [20805] Update child to adult patron process broken on several patron-related pages
  • [20814] Display issue with ‘Saved reports’ tabs when memcached is off
  • [20881] Order receiving: Price filter missing on_editing
  • [20931] JS error “ReferenceError: $ is not defined” when CircSidebar is turned on
  • [20999] Remove invalid ‘style=”block”‘ from OPAC templates

Test Suite

  • [20900] Yet another test assumes that CPL is present
  • [21023] Remove warning in t/db_dependent/Circulation/Chargelostitem.t

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 (100%)
  • Armenian (99.9%)
  • Basque (73.5%)
  • Chinese (China) (77.9%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (92.6%)
  • Danish (64.4%)
  • English (New Zealand) (96.8%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (93%)
  • French (100%)
  • French (Canada) (89.6%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99.8%)
  • Greek (79.9%)
  • Hindi (99.9%)
  • Italian (98.2%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (65.8%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (71.2%)
  • Persian (53.5%)
  • Polish (94.9%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (83%)
  • Slovak (95.3%)
  • Spanish (99.8%)
  • Swedish (95%)
  • Turkish (99.9%)
  • Vietnamese (65.9%)

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 18.05.02 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 18.05.02:

  • Gothenburg University Library

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.05.02.

  • xljoha (1)
  • Alex Arnaud (1)
  • Alex Buckley (1)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Jérôme Charaoui (1)
  • Nick Clemens (11)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (8)
  • Marcel de Rooy (8)
  • Jonathan Druart (14)
  • Charles Farmer (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (9)
  • Bernardo González Kriegel (4)
  • Caitlin Goodger (1)
  • Victor Grousset (3)
  • Amit Gupta (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (2)
  • David Kuhn (1)
  • Owen Leonard (15)
  • Julian Maurice (4)
  • Kyle M Hall (3)
  • Josef Moravec (3)
  • Martin Renvoize (7)
  • Fridolin Somers (2)
  • Mirko Tietgen (3)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.05.02

  • abunchofthings.net (3)
  • ACPL (15)
  • BibLibre (10)
  • BSZ BW (9)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (14)
  • ByWater-Solutions (13)
  • bywatetsolutions.com (1)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • cmaisonneuve.qc.ca (1)
  • Göteborgs universitet (1)
  • informaticsglobal.com (1)
  • inLibro.com (1)
  • joensuu.fi (2)
  • PTFS-Europe (8)
  • Rijksmuseum (8)
  • Theke Solutions (8)
  • unidentified (4)
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (4)
  • wegc.school.nz (1)

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

  • Hugo Agud (1)
  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Alex Arnaud (5)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (109)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (10)
  • Chris Cormack (6)
  • Marcel de Rooy (19)
  • Jonathan Druart (19)
  • Charles Farmer (5)
  • Katrin Fischer (50)
  • Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel (2)
  • Amit Gupta (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (2)
  • Pierre-Luc Lapointe (3)
  • Owen Leonard (5)
  • Julian Maurice (3)
  • Kyle M Hall (4)
  • Josef Moravec (17)
  • Séverine QUEUNE (4)
  • Martin Renvoize (114)
  • Maryse Simard (7)
  • Mirko Tietgen (6)
  • Mark Tompsett (3)
  • Cab Vinton (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 18.05.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 20 Jul 2018 14:56:19.

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