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Volume 12, Issue 9
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Michael Kuhn

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Table of contents

Development

Current Koha versions

Read the respective release notes by clicking the revision number.

Date Revision Notes
27 September 2021
Jonathan Druart
Koha 21.05.04
stable
1 enhancement
20 bugfixes
6 security fixes
27 September 2021
Fridolin Somers
Koha 20.11.10
oldstable
22 bugfixes
6 security fixes
27 September 2021
Victor Grousset
Koha 20.05.16
oldoldstable
1 enhancement
3 bugfixes
6 security fixes
27 September 2021
Wainui Witika-Park
Koha 19.11.22
oldoldstable
7 bugfixes
6 security fixes

The Debian packages are usually available within days after the release.

On 27 September 2021 Jonathan Druart, on behalf of the whole Koha release team, was announcing this synchronised release of the four Koha revisions, saying: “As they contain security bug fixes we suggest you upgrade all the Koha instances you are in charge of as soon as possible. Let us know if you have any questions.”

And these are the 6 security issues fixed by these revisions:

Full Chinese simplified translation

On 21 September 2021 Jesse Kah (Lemonjar Software Media) announced that the development on the full Chinese simplified translation on Koha 20.11 has been accomplished.

Users may download via https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13HPm3xXHEPPZa9YCu65CTAfwUoWnVQ5x?usp=sharing for the full Chinese features of it.

Community

New Koha libraries

Canada
Germany
Malaysia
USA

Koha tips and tricks

Support provider news

Upcoming events

For all upcoming IRC meetings see Next IRC meetings or the Koha Community calendar.

For any other Koha-related meeting just see the Koha Community calendar.

Koha-D-A-CH-Anwendertreffen

The 4th virtual user meeting for German speaking Koha users will be held on 30 November 2021. The organising team will be happy to receive your ideas and contributions to the program.

Further information on the CfP

Monthly community meeting

On 1 September 2021 Martin Renvoize wrote:

We had our monthly general meeting today, as usual, hosted on IRC. Attendance has been very low for a while now and we mooted the idea of dropping it from our schedule and instead just having perhaps two meetings a year, one for Kohacon votes and a second for a broader annual general meeting should anyone want to raise any points in that formal setting.

The next meeting is scheduled for 13th October 2021 at 1400 UTC where we will vote on the new reduced format.

We’re open to new idea’s at any time and I’d be happy to try a video meeting or something if people would prefer. But at this point, we’re not discussing much and I don’t know if we’re missing peoples views or people just don’t have many or they have other ways of communicating with the community at large.

Past events

For all past IRC meetings see the following links or the Koha Community calendar.

For any other Koha-related meeting just see the Koha Community calendar.

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RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 21.05.04

23 Sep 2021

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 21.05.04 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 21.05.04 is a bugfix/maintenance release with security fixes.

It includes 6 security fixes, 1 enhancements, 20 bugfixes.

System requirements

You can learn about the system components (like OS and database) needed for running Koha here: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/System_requirements_and_recommendations

Security bugs

Koha

  • [28759] Users with pretty basic staff interface permissions can see/add/remove API keys of any other user
  • [28772] Any user that can work with reports can see API keys of any other user
  • [28929] No filtering on borrowers.flags on member entry pages (OPAC, self registration, staff interface)
  • [28935] No filtering on patron’s data on member entry pages (OPAC, self registration, staff interface)
  • [28941] No filtering on suggestion at the OPAC
  • [28947] OPAC user can create new users

Enhancements

Web services

  • [26195] Add a way to specify authorised values should be expanded [OAI]

    This enhancement adds a new option to the OAI configuration file, to tell it to expand authorised values.

Critical bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [28881] Suggestion not displayed on the order receive page

Cataloging

  • [28812] Authority tag editor only copies $a from record to search form

OPAC

  • [28885] OpacBrowseResults can cause errors with bad search indexes

Other bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [28373] Items fields not used in default XSLT

    When processing records for display we loop through each field in the record and translate authorized values into descriptions. Item fields in the record contain many authorised values, and the lookups can cause a delay in displaying the record. If using the default XSLT these fields are not displayed as they exist in the record, so parsing them is not necessary and can save time. This bug adds a system preference that disables sending these fields for processing and thus saving time. Enabling the system preference will allow users to pass the items to custom style sheets if needed.

  • [28744] Class with empty/no to_api_mapping should generate an empty from_api_mapping

Circulation

  • [25619] Updating an expiration date for a waiting hold won’t save
  • [28774] Warnings from GetIssuingCharge when rental discount is not set

    This fixes the cause of warning messages in the log files when the rental discount in the circulation rules has a blank value.

    Before this fix, multiple warning messages “[2021/07/28 12:11:25] [WARN] Argument “” isn’t numeric in subtraction (-) at /kohadevbox/koha/C4/Circulation.pm line 3385.” appeared in the log files. These warnings occurred for items checked out where they had rental charges and the rental discount value in the circulation rules was blank.

  • [28891] RecordStaffUserOnCheckout display a new column but default sort column isn’t changed

Hold requests

  • [7703] Don’t block bulk hold action on search results if some items can’t be placed on hold

MARC Bibliographic data support

  • [10265] 8xx serial added entries need spaces and punctuation in XSLT display

OPAC

  • [26223] The OPAC ISBD view does not display item information

Patrons

  • [21794] Incomplete address displayed on patron details page when City field is empty
  • [28392] streettype and B_streettype cannot be hidden via BorrowerUnwantedField
  • [28882] Incorrect permissions check client-side

Searching

  • [28554] In itemsearch sort filters by description

    For item search in the staff interface the shelving location and item type values are now sorted by the description, rather than the authorized value code.

Staff Client

  • [20529] Return to results link is truncated when the search contains a double quote
  • [28722] tools/batchMod.pl needs to import C4::Auth::haspermission
  • [28912] Pseudonymization should display a nice error message when brcypt_settings are not defined

System Administration

  • [28936] Sort1 and Sort2 should be included in BorrowerUnwantedField and related sysprefs

Templates

  • [28149] Improve internationalization and formatting on background jobs page

New system preferences

  • PassItemMarcToXSLT

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, the Koha manual is available in the following languages:

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 (90.6%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Armenian (Classical) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (81.6%)
  • Czech (71.3%)
  • English (New Zealand) (62%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (82.8%)
  • French (85.7%)
  • French (Canada) (84.7%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (61.3%)
  • Greek (54.9%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (92.3%)
  • Nederlands-Nederland (Dutch-The Netherlands) (62.1%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (65.2%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (91.4%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.8%)
  • Russian (87.1%)
  • Slovak (73.3%)
  • Spanish (91.2%)
  • Swedish (77.6%)
  • Telugu (99.9%)
  • Turkish (99.6%)
  • Ukrainian (63.2%)

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 21.05.04 is

  • Release Manager: Jonathan Druart

  • Release Manager assistants:

    • Martin Renvoize
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer

  • QA Team:

    • David Cook
    • Agustín Moyano
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
    • Joonas Kylmälä
    • Julian Maurice
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Josef Moravec
    • Nick Clemens
    • Kyle M Hall
    • Victor Grousset
  • Topic Experts:

    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Zebra — Fridolin Somers
    • Accounts — Martin Renvoize
  • Bug Wranglers:

    • Amit Gupta
    • Mengü Yazıcıoğlu
    • Indranil Das Gupta
  • Packaging Managers:

    • David Cook
    • Mason James
    • Agustín Moyano
  • Documentation Manager: Caroline Cyr La Rose

  • Documentation Team:

    • Marie-Luce Laflamme
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
    • Henry Bolshaw
    • David Nind
  • Translation Managers:

    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Release Maintainers:

    • 21.05 — Kyle M Hall
    • 20.11 — Fridolin Somers
    • 20.05 — Victor Grousset
    • 19.11 — Wainui Witika-Park (with support from Aleisha Amohia)

Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 21.05.04

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (14)
  • Nick Clemens (4)
  • Jonathan Druart (16)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • Lucas Gass (2)
  • Didier Gautheron (2)
  • Victor Grousset (2)
  • Kyle M Hall (12)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (2)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Andreas Roussos (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (3)
  • Koha translators (1)
  • Petro Vashchuk (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 21.05.04

  • Athens County Public Libraries (3)
  • BibLibre (6)
  • Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ) (2)
  • ByWater-Solutions (18)
  • Dataly Tech (1)
  • Independant Individuals (3)
  • Koha Community Developers (17)
  • Rijks Museum (2)
  • Theke Solutions (14)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Nick Clemens (14)
  • Jonathan Druart (29)
  • Katrin Fischer (18)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (3)
  • Kyle M Hall (55)
  • Abbey Holt (2)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (10)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • David Nind (10)
  • Hayley Pelham (4)
  • Séverine Queune (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (6)
  • Marcel de Rooy (19)
  • Sally (3)
  • Fridolin Somers (3)
  • Emmi Takkinen (4)
  • George Veranis (1)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to koha-devel@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 (HEAD detached from c373fda8931).

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 Sep 2021 14:41:32.

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 20.11.10.

Koha 20.11.10 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 20.11.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release with security fixes.

It includes 6 security fixes, 22 bugfixes.

System requirements

You can learn about the system components (like OS and database) needed for running Koha here: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/System_requirements_and_recommendations

Security bugs

Koha

  • [28759] Users with pretty basic staff interface permissions can see/add/remove API keys of any other user
  • [28772] Any user that can work with reports can see API keys of any other user
  • [28929] No filtering on borrowers.flags on member entry pages (OPAC, self registration, staff interface)
  • [28935] No filtering on patron’s data on member entry pages (OPAC, self registration, staff interface)
  • [28941] No filtering on suggestion at the OPAC
  • [28947] OPAC user can create new users

Critical bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [28881] Suggestion not displayed on the order receive page

Cataloging

  • [28812] Authority tag editor only copies $a from record to search form

OPAC

  • [28885] OpacBrowseResults can cause errors with bad search indexes

Other bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [28744] Class with empty/no to_api_mapping should generate an empty from_api_mapping
  • [28776] Warns from GetItemsInfo when biblio marked as serial

Circulation

  • [25619] Updating an expiration date for a waiting hold won’t save
  • [28774] Warnings from GetIssuingCharge when rental discount is not set

    This fixes the cause of warning messages in the log files when the rental discount in the circulation rules has a blank value.

    Before this fix, multiple warning messages “[2021/07/28 12:11:25] [WARN] Argument “” isn’t numeric in subtraction (-) at /kohadevbox/koha/C4/Circulation.pm line 3385.” appeared in the log files. These warnings occurred for items checked out where they had rental charges and the rental discount value in the circulation rules was blank.

  • [28891] RecordStaffUserOnCheckout display a new column but default sort column isn’t changed

MARC Bibliographic data support

  • [10265] 8xx serial added entries need spaces and punctuation in XSLT display
  • [26852] Add missing X11$e and remove relator term subfields from MARC21 headings

OPAC

  • [26223] The OPAC ISBD view does not display item information
  • [28861] Item type column always hidden in holds history

Patrons

  • [21794] Incomplete address displayed on patron details page when City field is empty
  • [28392] streettype and B_streettype cannot be hidden via BorrowerUnwantedField

Searching

  • [28554] In itemsearch sort filters by description

    For item search in the staff interface the shelving location and item type values are now sorted by the description, rather than the authorized value code.

Staff Client

  • [20529] Return to results link is truncated when the search contains a double quote
  • [28722] tools/batchMod.pl needs to import C4::Auth::haspermission
  • [28802] Untranslatable strings in browser.js
  • [28912] Pseudonymization should display a nice error message when brcypt_settings are not defined

System Administration

  • [28936] Sort1 and Sort2 should be included in BorrowerUnwantedField and related sysprefs

Test Suite

  • [28873] Incorrect age displayed in db_dependent/Koha/Patrons.t

    This fixes age tests in t/db_dependent/Koha/Patrons.t so that the correct ages are calculated and displayed. It also adds the category code ‘AGE_5_10’ in messages to display age limits.

Tools

  • [28525] TinyMCE for system prefs does some automatic code clean up

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, the Koha manual is available in the following languages:

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 (99.1%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Armenian (Classical) (89%)
  • Bulgarian (91.3%)
  • Catalan; Valencian (56.6%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (93%)
  • Czech (73.3%)
  • English (New Zealand) (59.5%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (79.3%)
  • French (91%)
  • French (Canada) (92.1%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (66.8%)
  • Greek (60.6%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (99.9%)
  • Nederlands-Nederland (Dutch-The Netherlands) (79.2%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (63.7%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (88.4%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (95.6%)
  • Russian (93.6%)
  • Slovak (80.4%)
  • Spanish (99%)
  • Swedish (74.9%)
  • Telugu (100%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Ukrainian (68.2%)

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 20.11.10 is

  • Release Manager: Jonathan Druart

  • Release Manager assistants:

    • Martin Renvoize
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer

  • QA Team:

    • David Cook
    • Agustín Moyano
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
    • Joonas Kylmälä
    • Julian Maurice
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Josef Moravec
    • Nick Clemens
    • Kyle M Hall
    • Victor Grousset
  • Topic Experts:

    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Zebra — Fridolin Somers
    • Accounts — Martin Renvoize
  • Bug Wranglers:

    • Amit Gupta
    • Mengü Yazıcıoğlu
    • Indranil Das Gupta
  • Packaging Managers:

    • David Cook
    • Mason James
    • Agustín Moyano
  • Documentation Manager: Caroline Cyr La Rose

  • Documentation Team:

    • Marie-Luce Laflamme
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
    • Henry Bolshaw
    • David Nind
  • Translation Managers:

    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Release Maintainers:

    • 20.11 — Fridolin Somers
    • 20.05 — Andrew Fuerste-Henry
    • 19.11 — Victor Grousset

Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 20.11.10

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (12)
  • Nick Clemens (4)
  • Jonathan Druart (14)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • Lucas Gass (3)
  • Didier Gautheron (2)
  • Victor Grousset (3)
  • Kyle M Hall (5)
  • Janusz Kaczmarek (1)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Andreas Roussos (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (7)
  • Koha translators (1)
  • Petro Vashchuk (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 20.11.10

  • BibLibre (10)
  • Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ) (2)
  • ByWater-Solutions (12)
  • Dataly Tech (1)
  • Independant Individuals (4)
  • Koha Community Developers (16)
  • Rijks Museum (2)
  • Theke Solutions (12)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (4)
  • Sara Brown (1)
  • Nick Clemens (13)
  • Jonathan Druart (29)
  • Katrin Fischer (14)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (3)
  • Kyle M Hall (33)
  • Abbey Holt (2)
  • Barbara Johnson (1)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (8)
  • Owen Leonard (2)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • David Nind (12)
  • Hayley Pelham (2)
  • Séverine Queune (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (5)
  • Marcel de Rooy (15)
  • Fridolin Somers (33)
  • Emmi Takkinen (1)
  • George Veranis (1)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to koha-devel@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 20.11.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 22 sept. 2021 20:46:29.

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 20.05.16.

As always you can download the release from:
https://download.koha-community.org

Thank you very much to everyone involved in this release.

Please continue reading for the details this release.

(more…)

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 19.11.22.

As always you can download the release from:
https://download.koha-community.org

Thank you very much to everyone involved in this release.

Please continue reading for the details of this release.

(more…)

Koha Community Newsletter: August 2021 Subscribe
Volume 12, Issue 8
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Michael Kuhn

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Table of contents

Development

Current Koha versions

Read the respective release notes by clicking the revision number.

Date Revision Notes
24 August 2021
Kyle Hall
Koha 21.05.03
stable
1 enhancement
44 bugfixes
25 August 2021
Fridolin Somers
Koha 20.11.09
oldstable
1 enhancement
46 bugfixes
1 security fix
25 August 2021
Victor Grousset
Koha 20.05.15
oldoldstable
7 bugfixes
1 security fix
26 August 2021
Wainui Witika-Park
Koha 19.11.21
oldoldoldstable
2 bugfixes
1 security fix

The Debian packages are usually available within days after the release.

Community

New Koha libraries

Cambodia
Germany
Malaysia
New Zealand
USA

Koha tips and tricks

Support provider news

New implementations of Koha in Malaysia

by Jesse Kah (Lemonjar Software Media)

We have a few new implementations of Koha in Malaysia and would like to share with the community as follows.

The Federal Court of Malaysia
  • Koha 19.11 (bi-language: English and Bahasa Malaysia)
  • Their OPAC is open for public to do searching via https://libkoha.kehakiman.gov.my/
  • Login is only available for the staff of Federal Court of Malaysia via Active Directory login
  • System went live in mid-July 2021
The Attorney General of the state of Sabah, Malaysia
  • Implemented Koha 16 during year 2018 and recently upgraded to Koha 20.05
  • The searching in OPAC via https://sagclibrary.sabah.gov.my/ is ready only for internal Attorney General’s access after login
  • Architecture setup in 2-tier environment
  • System went live in mid-July 2021
Library of the Ministry of National Unity
  • Koha 20.05 (bi-language: English and Bahasa Malaysia)
  • The OPAC is open for public to do searching via http://pusatsumber.perpaduan.gov.my/
  • Architecture setup in single-tier environment
  • System went live in early August 2021
Malaysia Institute of Architects (PAM)
  • Koha 18.11 – the implementation of Koha is done some times ago, however their OPAC was recently opened for public access with re-designed new look
  • The searching in OPAC via http://library.pam.org.my:8000/ is closed and only available for registered architects to their organization, and self-registration is available via OPAC
  • Architecture setup in single-tier environment
  • System went live in early July 2021

Upcoming events

For all upcoming IRC meetings see Next IRC meetings or the Koha Community calendar.

For any other Koha-related meeting just see the Koha Community calendar.

2021 koha-US annual conference

The 2021 koha-US annual conference will take place from 21 to 24 September 2021 in McKinney (Texas, USA). It will be hybrid in format with both an in-person and online component.

Past events

For all past IRC meetings see the following links or the Koha Community calendar.

For any other Koha-related meeting just see the Koha Community calendar.

Tagged with: , , , ,

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 19.11.21.

As always you can download the release from:
https://download.koha-community.org

Thank you very much to everyone involved in this release.

Please continue reading for the details of this release.

(more…)

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 20.11.09.

Koha 20.11.09 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 20.11.09 is a bugfix/maintenance release with security fixes.

It includes 1 security fixes, 1 enhancements, 46 bugfixes.

System requirements

You can learn about the system components (like OS and database) needed for running Koha here: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/System_requirements_and_recommendations

Security bugs

Koha

  • [28784] DoS in opac-search.pl causes OOM situation and 100% CPU (doesn’t require login!)

Enhancements

Web services

  • [28630] ILSDI::AuthenticatePatron should set borrowers.lastseen

Critical bugs fixed

Hold requests

  • [28057] Confusion of biblionumber and biblioitemnumber in request.pl

OPAC

  • [28462] TT tag on several lines break the translator tool
  • [28631] Holds History title link returns “not found” error
  • [28679] Unable to click “Log in to your account” when GoogleOpenIDConnect is enabled

    This fixes the login link in the OPAC when GoogleOpenIDConnect is enabled. It removes modal-related markup which was causing the link to fail.

Tools

  • [28675] QOTD broken in 20.11 and below

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [28408] Last modification date for suggestions is wrong

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [28561] Order_by triggers a DBIx warning Unable to properly collapse has_many results
  • [28570] bor_issues_top.pl using a /tmp file to log debug
  • [28620] Remove trailing space when logging with log4perl

Cataloging

  • [28533] Requesting whole field in ‘itemcallnumber’ system preference causes internal server error
  • [28611] Incorrect Select2 width
  • [28727] “Edit item” button on moredetail should be enabled with edit_items permission
  • [28828] Bug 22399 breaks unimarc_field_4XX.tt and marc21_linking_section.tt value builders

Circulation

  • [27847] Don’t obscure page when checkin modal is non-blocking
  • [28455] If TrackLastPatronActivity is enabled we should update ‘lastseen’ field on checkouts

    This updates the ‘lastseen’ date for a patron when items are checked out (when TrackLastPatronActivity is enabled). (The last seen date is displayed on the patron details page.)

Command-line Utilities

  • [28399] batchRebuildItemsTables.pl error ‘Already in a transaction’

Hold requests

  • [27885] Populate biblionumbers parameter when placing hold on single title
  • [28644] Can’t call method “borrowernumber” on an undefined value at C4/Reserves.pm line 607
  • [28754] C4::Reserves::FixPriority creates many warns when holds have lowestPriority set
  • [28779] Calling request.pl with non-existent biblionumber gives internal server error

OPAC

  • [28469] Move “Skip to main content” link to top of page
  • [28569] In opac-suggestions.pl user library is not preselected
  • [28764] Sorting not correct in pagination on OPAC lists
  • [28868] Masthead.inc is missing class name

    This patch adds back the class ‘mastheadsearch’ which was lost during the upgrade to Bootstrap 4 in Bug 20168.

REST API

  • [28480] GET /patrons missing q parameters on the spec
  • [28604] Bad encoding when using marc-in-json
  • [28632] patrons.t fragile on slow boxes

Reports

  • [28264] Transaction type is empty in cash register statistics wizard report

SIP2

  • [27600] SIP2: renew_all shouldn’t perform a password check
  • [27906] Add support for circulation status 9 ( waiting to be re-shelved )
  • [27907] Add support for circulation status 2 ( on order )
  • [27908] Add support for circulation status 1 ( other ) for damaged items

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [22801] Advance search yr uses copydate instead of date-of-publication

    This fixes the advanced search form in the OPAC and staff interface so that the publication date (and range) uses the value(s) in 008 instead of 260$c when using Elasticsearch.

Searching – Zebra

  • [27348] Error defining INDEXER_PARAMS in /etc/default/koha-common

Staff Client

  • [28598] Changing date or time format on a production server will NOT create duplicate fines and we should remove the syspref warnings
  • [28728] Holds ratio page links to itself pointlessly
  • [28747] Clarify wording on RestrictionBlockRenewing syspref

    This clarifies the wording for the RestrictionBlockRenewing system preference to make it clear that when set to Allow, it only allows renewal using the staff interface.

  • [28834] Improve wording biblios/authorities on tools home page

System Administration

  • [28567] Pick-up location is not saved correctly when creating a new library

    This fixes an issue when adding a new library – the pick-up location was always saving as “Yes”, even when no was selected.

  • [28704] Library MARCOrgCode field needs maxlength attribute

    This fixes an error that occurs when you enter a “MARC organization code” in the form for adding and editing libraries. With this change the input field is limited to 16 characters.

Templates

  • [28689] Extra %s in alert message when saving an item

    This removes an unnecessary %s in the alert message when there are errors in the cataloging add item form (for example when mandatory fields are not entered).

  • [28733] Desks link is in “Patrons and circ” section on admin homepage but in “Basic parameters” on the sidebar

Test Suite

  • [28516] Koha/Patrons/Import.t is failing randomly

Tools

  • [28336] Cannot change matching rules for authorities
  • [28418] Show template_id of MARC modification templates
  • [28835] Ability to pass list contents to batch record modification broken

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in Sphinx. The home page for Koha
documentation is

As of the date of these release notes, the Koha manual is available in the following languages:

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 (99.1%)
  • Armenian (99.9%)
  • Armenian (Classical) (89%)
  • Bulgarian (91.3%)
  • Catalan; Valencian (55.2%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (93%)
  • Czech (72.8%)
  • English (New Zealand) (59.5%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (79.3%)
  • French (90.9%)
  • French (Canada) (92.1%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (66.8%)
  • Greek (60.6%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (99.9%)
  • Nederlands-Nederland (Dutch-The Netherlands) (77.7%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (63.7%)
  • Polish (100%)
  • Portuguese (88.4%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (95.7%)
  • Russian (93.7%)
  • Slovak (80.5%)
  • Spanish (99.1%)
  • Swedish (74.8%)
  • Telugu (99.9%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Ukrainian (68%)

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 20.11.09 is

  • Release Manager: Jonathan Druart

  • Release Manager assistants:

    • Martin Renvoize
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer

  • QA Team:

    • David Cook
    • Agustín Moyano
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Marcel de Rooy
    • Joonas Kylmälä
    • Julian Maurice
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Josef Moravec
    • Nick Clemens
    • Kyle M Hall
    • Victor Grousset
  • Topic Experts:

    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Zebra — Fridolin Somers
    • Accounts — Martin Renvoize
  • Bug Wranglers:

    • Amit Gupta
    • Mengü Yazıcıoğlu
    • Indranil Das Gupta
  • Packaging Managers:

    • David Cook
    • Mason James
    • Agustín Moyano
  • Documentation Manager: Caroline Cyr La Rose

  • Documentation Team:

    • Marie-Luce Laflamme
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
    • Henry Bolshaw
    • David Nind
  • Translation Managers:

    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Bernardo González Kriegel
  • Release Maintainers:

    • 20.11 — Fridolin Somers
    • 20.05 — Andrew Fuerste-Henry
    • 19.11 — Victor Grousset

Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 20.11.09

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • Nick Clemens (17)
  • David Cook (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (16)
  • Ivan Dziuba (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (5)
  • Lucas Gass (1)
  • Victor Grousset (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (6)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (1)
  • Owen Leonard (7)
  • Martin Renvoize (7)
  • Marcel de Rooy (5)
  • Fridolin Somers (8)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 20.11.09

  • Athens County Public Libraries (7)
  • BibLibre (8)
  • Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ) (2)
  • ByWater-Solutions (29)
  • Koha Community Developers (17)
  • Prosentient Systems (2)
  • PTFS-Europe (7)
  • Rijks Museum (5)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • Theke Solutions (3)
  • University of Helsinki (1)

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

  • Salman Ali (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • Nick Clemens (18)
  • Christopher Kellermeyer – Altadena Library District (6)
  • Jonathan Druart (59)
  • Katrin Fischer (18)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (3)
  • Lucas Gass (6)
  • Victor Grousset (3)
  • Kyle M Hall (76)
  • Barbara Johnson (2)
  • Kelly (1)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (3)
  • Owen Leonard (8)
  • David Nind (16)
  • Martin Renvoize (12)
  • Marcel de Rooy (10)
  • Sally (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (72)
  • Emmi Takkinen (2)
  • Petro Vashchuk (3)
  • Wainui Witika-Park (1)

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to koha-devel@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 20.11.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 25 août 2021 02:19:13.

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 20.05.15.

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Thank you very much to everyone involved in this release.

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The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 21.05.03.
This is a maintenance release and contains many bug fixes and enhancements.

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https://download.koha-community.org

Thank you very much to everyone involved in this release.

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