Koha Community Newsletter: April 2022 Subscribe
Volume 13, Issue 4
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
26 April 2022
Kyle Hall
Koha 21.11.05
stable
5 enhancements
57 bugfixes
26 April 2022
Andrew Fuerste-Henry
Koha 21.05.14
oldstable
18 bugfixes
26 April 2022
Victor Grousset
Koha 20.11.18 6 bugfixes
1 December 2021
Victor Grousset
Koha 20.05.18 11 bugfixes
26 April 2022
Chris Cormack
Koha 19.11.29 3 bugfixes

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

Koha 22.05 release dates

by Fridolin Somers

Here is the timeline for the 22.05 major release:

  • 29 April – “Soft” feature freeze : nothing big or with high risk of side-effects will be included into the final release if not marked as Passed QA
  • 6 May – “Hard” feature freeze : nothing considered as an improvement will be pushed if not marked as Passed QA
  • 11 May – String freeze : draft of release notes published
  • 18 May – Beta : Only bug fixes considered major, critical or blocker will be pushed
  • 26 May – Final release

Let me know if you have any request ūüėČ

Roles for Koha 22.11 open

by Fridolin Somers

The Koha 22.05 cycle comes to an end, time to think of next cycle.

The roles for the 22.11 release cycle are now opened: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Roles_for_22.11

The vote will take place during next general IRC meeting on May 4th.

The description of the roles can be found at this wiki page: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Project_roles

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Community

New Koha libraries

Germany
USA

Koha tips and tricks

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-US presents KohaCon22 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA

by Barbara Johnson, koha-US President 2022

Get ready for KohaCon22 in Lawrence, Kansas from September 20-23. The conference will be hybrid with an in-person conference streamed online.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Level Up”. How have you and your library used Koha and other open source systems and the experience of being a member of the Koha community to improve yourself, enhance your library, elevate your community, and advance Koha? A call for presentations will be sent out on May 11.

Please visit the conference website and check back often for updates – https://koha-us.org/events/conferences/kohacon22/

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.

Swedish Koha user meeting

by Ola Andersson

The Swedish Koha User Group had its first post pandemic physical Koha meeting in Karlskrona 29 March to 31 March 2022. A total of 65 persons met up for two days discussing Koha.

Here are the English translations of the meeting notes:

https://koha-se.translate.goog/moten/svenska-kohanatverkets-nionde-anvandarmote-i-karlskrona-med-blekinge-tekniska-hogskola-29-mars-31-mars-2022/?_x_tr_sl=sv&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=sv&_x_tr_pto=wapp

Some of the recorded presentations have English subtitles that can be enabled by the viewer.

Tip: Have a look at the “Automatic order integration Adlibris to Koha, Klas Blomberg, Library Mellansj√∂” from day 1 and “Experiences of developing a Library Robot: The dishwasher at BTH, Lasse Bourelius, Kristoffer Lindstr√∂m, Peter Linde, BTH” at the beginning of day 2.

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The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 19.11.29.

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.
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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 19.11.29 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 19.11.29 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 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

Critical bugs fixed

Patrons

  • [28943] Lower the risk of accidental patron deletion by cleanup_database.pl

    If you use self registration but you do not use a temporary self registration patron category,
    you should actually clear the preference
    PatronSelfRegistrationExpireTemporaryAccountsDelay.

Test Suite

  • [19169] Add a test to detect unneeded ‘atomicupdate’ files

Other bugs fixed

Cataloging

  • [26328] incremental barcode generation fails when incorrectly converting strings to numbers

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 (97.9%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Armenian (Classical) (100%)
  • Basque (55.7%)
  • Catalan; Valencian (50.6%)
  • Chinese (China) (57%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (98.9%)
  • Czech (90.8%)
  • English (New Zealand) (78.4%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (74.4%)
  • French (100%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (80.9%)
  • Greek (73.1%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (87.2%)
  • Nederlands-Nederland (Dutch-The Netherlands) (85.3%)
  • Norwegian Bokm√•l (83.4%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (53.1%)
  • Persian (74.7%)
  • Polish (85.9%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (100%)
  • Slovak (83.2%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (85.4%)
  • Telugu (100%)
  • Tetun (52.9%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Ukrainian (75%)
  • Vietnamese (51.6%)

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 19.11.29 is

  • Release Manager: Jonathan Druart

  • Release Manager assistants:

    • Martin Renvoize
    • Tom√°s Cohen Arazi
  • QA Manager: Katrin Fischer

  • QA Team:

    • Agust√≠n Moyano
    • Andrew Nugged
    • David Cook
    • Joonas Kylm√§l√§
    • Julian Maurice
    • Kyle M Hall
    • Marcel de Rooy
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Nick Clemens
    • Petro Vashchuk
    • Tom√°s Cohen Arazi
    • Victor Grousset
  • Topic Experts:

    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • REST API — Tom√°s Cohen Arazi
    • Elasticsearch — Fridolin Somers
    • Zebra — Fridolin Somers
    • Accounts — Martin Renvoize
  • Bug Wranglers:

    • Sally Healey
  • Packaging Manager:

  • Documentation Manager: David Nind

  • Documentation Team:

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

    • Bernardo Gonz√°lez Kriegel
  • Wiki curators:

    • Thomas Dukleth
  • Release Maintainers:

    • 21.05 — Kyle M Hall
    • 20.11 — Fridolin Somers
    • 20.05 — Victor Grousset
    • 19.11 — Wainui Witika-Park
  • Release Maintainer assistants:

    • 21.05 — Nick Clemens
  • Release Maintainer mentors:

    • 19.11 — Aleisha Amohia

Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 19.11.29

  • David Cook (1)
  • Chris Cormack (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (1)
  • Mason James (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (1)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 19.11.29

  • BibLibre (1)
  • Catalyst (2)
  • Koha Community Developers (1)
  • KohaAloha (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • Rijksmuseum (1)

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

  • Chris Cormack (5)
  • Jonathan Druart (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Marjorie (1)
  • David Nind (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (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 19.11.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 Apr 2022 21:36:27.

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 21.11.04.
This is a maintenance release and contains many bug fixes and enhancements.

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.

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The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 20.11.18.

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.

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The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 21.05.14.
This is a maintenance release and contains bug fixes.

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.

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Koha Community Newsletter: March 2022 Subscribe
Volume 13, Issue 3
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 March 2022
Kyle Hall
Koha 21.11.04
stable
2 enhancements
25 bugfixes
24 March 2022
Andrew Fuerste-Henry
Koha 21.05.13
oldstable
2 enhancements
25 bugfixes
24 March 2022
Victor Grousset
Koha 20.11.17
oldoldstable
8 bugfixes
1 December 2021
Victor Grousset
Koha 20.05.18
oldoldoldstable
11 bugfixes
24 March 2021
Wainui Witika-Park
Koha 19.11.28
oldoldoldoldstable
2 bugfixes

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

Community

New Koha libraries

Cyprus
  • Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute / CAARI in Nicosia, via Dataly Tech
  • Library of Municipality Deryneia, via Dataly Tech
Germany
Greece
  • AKTO College in Ath√≠na, via Dataly Tech
  • Vrilissia Municipal Library, via Dataly Tech
USA

Koha tips and tricks

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.

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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The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 19.11.28.

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.

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The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 21.05.13.
This is a maintenance release and contains many bug fixes and enhancements.

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 20.11.17.

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 21.11.04.
This is a maintenance release and contains many bug fixes and enhancements.

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…)