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Volume 12, Issue 2
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
23 February 2021 Koha 20.11.03 stable
23 February 2021 Koha 20.05.09 oldstable
24 February 2021 Koha 19.11.15 oldoldstable

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

New Koha revisions

On 24 February Victor Grousset announced the release of Koha 19.11.15. This bugfix/maintenance release includes 1 new feature, 9 enhancements and 32 bugfixes (2 of them security fixes).

On 23 February 2021 Fridolin Somers announced the release of Koha 20.11.03. This bugfix/maintenance release includes 2 new features, 22 enhancements and 76 bugfixes (2 of them security fixes).

On 23 February 2021 Andrew Fuerste-Henry announced the release of Koha 20.05.09. This bugfix/maintenance release includes 1 new feature, 13 enhancements and 65 bugfixes (2 of them security fixes).

Community

New Koha libraries

Austria
Germany
Spain
United Kingdom
USA

Koha tips and tricks

Upcoming events

KohaCon 2021

According to https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/KohaCon21_Proposals it seems no decision has yet been made where to hold KohaCon 2021.

Kohathon 2021

Koha user group “koha-US” is getting ready for Kohathon 2021. This will be a free event streamed to Youtube and open to anyone who wants to attend. They have set a date for April 28 beginning at 8:00 am Eastern Time and going until 6:00 pm Pacific Time (that’s 13:00 UTC on April 28 until 01:00 UTC on April 29).

If you are interested in seeing what they did last year, you can check out http://koha-us.org/kohathon-2020/ which has a full schedule and links to all of last year’s presentations.

Open source Twitter chat #ChatOpenSOpen

The next Open source Twitter chat with Rogan Hamby is on Twitter with the hashtag #ChatOpenS on March 17, 12-1 pm EDT. It’s a networking chat to bring the open source library community together.

Upcoming meetings

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

Past meetings

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.

Catalyst Open Source Academy 2021

by Aleisha Amohia

The Catalyst Open Source Academy is one of Catalyst‘s most important projects, and my favourite part of the year. We spend the first week of the Academy teaching high school students various open source tools and processes, and spend the second week helping them make their first contributions to an open source project.

The Koha project has been involved in the Academy for many years. It’s a special project because the entire global Koha community gets behind us, testing patches and providing feedback overnight.

At Academy 2021, the Koha team had eight eager and talented students. They tested patches written by other developers, wrote new features and enhancements, fixed bugs, created new item type icons, and improved Koha documentation – all of which required the students to learn new programming languages, become familiar with Koha and Git, and install their development environments.

The students threw themselves into project week, taking on all of these challenges. When they became more comfortable with our procedures and systems, they began helping each other and trying more difficult work. It’s so rewarding to work with students and to watch them learn and grow, especially when they would get excited about their patches Passing QA or, even better, being Pushed to Master!

During this project week, we also operate a “kittens” reward system, where students are awarded kittens for writing and testing patches. They started off wary of the pressure to “save” kittens, but found themselves motivated by the healthy competition as we progressed through the week.

By the end of the week, the Koha team had written a combined 100 patches, many of which had already been tested and pushed by the community. They also “saved” 246 kittens altogether, which is more than double the amount of kittens that the Koha team saved at the previous Academy.

I’m so proud of what the students achieved in their short week working on Koha, and also incredibly grateful to the Koha community that rallied every night to move our students’ patches through the QA process, and ensure they had the best possible experience developing with Koha.

See and hear Ian Beardslee’s Catalyst Academy talk at KohaCon 20.

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The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 19.11.15.

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 20.05.09.
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 20.11.03.

Koha 20.11.03 can be downloaded from:

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ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Michael Kuhn

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Table of contents

Development

Current Koha versions and revisions

Read the respective release notes by clicking the revision number.

Date Revision Notes
22 January 2021 Koha 20.11.02 stable
22 January 2021 Koha 20.05.08 oldstable
23 January 2021 Koha 19.11.14 oldoldstable

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

Release of new Koha revisions

On 23 January 2021 Victor Grousset announced the release of Koha 19.11.14. This bugfix/maintenance release includes 12 bugfixes.

On 22 January 2021 Fridolin Somers announced the release of Koha 20.11.02. This bugfix/maintenance release includes 10 enhancements and 50 bugfixes. This revision contains 5 critical bugfixes, especially Bug 27509 – cn_sort value is lost when editing an item without changing cn_source or itemcallnumber.

On 22 January 2021 Andrew Fuerste-Henry announced the release of Koha 20.05.08. This bugfix/maintenance release includes 4 enhancements and 35 bugfixes.

On 7 January 2021 Andrew Fuerste-Henry announced the release of Koha 20.05.07. This bugfix/maintenance release includes 2 enhancements and 53 bugfixes.

On 6 January 2021 Fridolin Somers announced the release of Koha 20.11.01. This bugfix/maintenance release includes 45 bugfixes. It was especially noted that the Git repository now has moved to https://git.koha-community.org/Koha-community/Koha.git

On 6 January 2021 Victor Grousset announced the release of Koha 19.11.13. This bugfix/maintenance release includes 15 bugfixes.

Community

Notes, gossip & announcements

New Koha libraries

Germany
United Kingdom
USA

Koha tips and tricks

Support provider news

Bywater Solutions
RAFLIMTS

Upcoming events

KohaCon 2021

According to https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/KohaCon21_Proposals no decision has yet been made where to hold KohaCon 2021.

Upcoming meetings

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

Past meetings

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 19.11.14.

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 20.05.08.

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.

 

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 20.05.08

22 Jan 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 20.05.08 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 20.05.08 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 4 enhancements, 35 bugfixes.

System requirements

Koha is continuously tested against the following configurations and as such these are the recommendations for
deployment:

  • Debian Jessie with MySQL 5.5 (End of life)
  • Debian Stretch with MariaDB 10.1
  • Debian Buster with MariaDB 10.3
  • Ubuntu Bionic with MariaDB 10.1
  • Debian Stretch with MySQL 8.0 (Experimental MySQL 8.0 support)

Additional notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required (5.24 is recommended)
  • Zebra or Elasticsearch is required

Enhancements

Hold requests

  • [22284] Add ability to define groups of locations for hold pickup

    Adds the ability to define groups of libraries for use in holds policy.

Label/patron card printing

  • [26875] Allow printing of just one barcode

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [24863] QueryFuzzy syspref says it requires Zebra but Elasticsearch has some support

Staff Client

  • [25462] Shelving location should be on a new line in holdings table

    In the holdings table, the shelving location is now displayed on a new line after the ‘Home library’.

Critical bugs fixed

Cataloging

  • [27509] cn_sort value is lost when editing an item without changing cn_source or itemcallnumber

Command-line Utilities

  • [27245] bulkmarcimport.pl error ‘Already in a transaction’

Database

  • [25826] Hiding biblionumber in the frameworks breaks links in result list
  • [27003] action_logs table error when adding an item

Patrons

  • [27420] A mistake in bug 5161 leads to some patron attributes appearing without a fieldset

SIP2

  • [27196] Waiting title level hold checked in at wrong location via SIP leaves hold in a broken state and drops connection

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [24470] Set import_status when file used to populate basket in acquisitions

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [25292] L1 cache too long in Z3950 server (z3950-responder)
  • [26848] Fix Readonly dependency in cpanfile
  • [27345] C4::Auth::get_template_and_user is missing some permissions for superlibrarian

Cataloging

  • [26330] jQueryUI tabs don’t work with non-Latin-1 characters
  • [27137] Move item doesn’t show the title of the target record

    Sponsored by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

    This patch fixes a small bug to ensure that the title of the target bibliographic record shows as expected upon successfully attaching an item.

  • [27164] Fix item search CSV export

Command-line Utilities

  • [26851] Overdue notices should not send a report to the library if there is no content
  • [27085] Corrections in overdue_notices.pl help text

    Sponsored by Lund University Library

Fines and fees

  • [26593] Rental discounts are applied in wrong precedence order
  • [27180] Fines cronjob does not update fines on holidays when finesCalendar is set to ignore

Hold requests

  • [26698] Hold can show as waiting and in transit at the same time

MARC Bibliographic record staging/import

  • [26171] Show biblionumber in Koha::Exceptions::Metadata::Invalid

OPAC

  • [26397] opac.scss calls non-existent image

    This patch removes some obsolete CSS from the OPAC which calls a non-existent image.

  • [27090] In the location column of an OPAC cart the ‘In transit from’ and ‘to’ fields are empty
  • [27178] OPAC results and lists pages contain invalid attributes (xmlns:str=”http://exslt.org/strings&#8221😉

Patrons

  • [26417] Remove warn in Koha::Patron is_valid_age

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [26996] Elasticsearch: Multiprocess reindexing sometimes doesn’t reindex all records

    Sponsored by Lund University Library

  • [27043] Add to number_of_replicas and number_of_shards to index config

    Elasticsearch 6 server has default value 5 for “number_of_shards” but warn about Elasticsearch 7 having default value 1.
    So its is better to set this value in configuration file.
    Patch also sets number_of_replicas to 1.
    If you have only one Elasticsearch node, you have to set this value to 0.

System Administration

  • [27280] Explanation for “Days mode” is not consistent
  • [27349] Mana system preference wrong type YesNo
  • [27351] UsageStatsCountry system preference wrong type YesNo

Templates

  • [25954] Header search forms should be labeled

Test Suite

  • [26364] XISBN.t makes a bad assumption about return values

Tools

  • [26894] Marc Modification Templates treat subfield 0 as no subfield set when moving fields
  • [26983] Selecting ALL Items in Inventory- only selects 20
  • [27413] Cannot add debarment with batch patron modification tool

Web services

  • [21301] Restriction of the informations given by GetRecords ILS-DI service

    For privacy protection, ILS-DI webservice GetRecords will not give patron information anymore. Also old issues are not given anymore.
    This removes method C4::Circulation::GetBiblioIssues().

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers

  • [27149] Z3950Responder removes itemnumber when adding item statuses

Documentation

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

As of the date of these release notes, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

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

  • Arabic (98.9%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Armenian (Classical) (99.7%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (94.4%)
  • Czech (80.8%)
  • English (New Zealand) (66.8%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (70.6%)
  • French (81.8%)
  • French (Canada) (96.8%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (74.6%)
  • Greek (62.2%)
  • Hindi (99.7%)
  • Italian (99.8%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (71.2%)
  • Polish (73.6%)
  • Portuguese (87%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (98.1%)
  • Russian (86.8%)
  • Slovak (89.9%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Swedish (79.8%)
  • Telugu (89.7%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Ukrainian (66.5%)

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 20.05.08 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 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 libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 20.05.08:

  • Lund University Library
  • Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 20.05.08.

  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Nick Clemens (18)
  • Christophe Croullebois (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (14)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (8)
  • Victor Grousset (2)
  • Owen Leonard (6)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Björn Nylén (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (2)
  • David Roberts (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)
  • Lisette Scheer (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (11)
  • Koha Translators (1)
  • Timothy Alexis Vass (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 20.05.08

  • Athens County Public Libraries (6)
  • BibLibre (13)
  • ByWater-Solutions (26)
  • Independant Individuals (2)
  • Koha Community Developers (16)
  • Latah County Library District (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (3)
  • Rijks Museum (1)
  • Theke Solutions (1)
  • ub.lu.se (2)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • Nick Clemens (28)
  • David Cook (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (43)
  • Magnus Enger (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (9)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (65)
  • Victor Grousset (12)
  • Mason James (1)
  • Barbara Johnson (1)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (2)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Julian Maurice (3)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • David Nind (13)
  • Martin Renvoize (15)
  • Caroline Cyr La Rose (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (48)

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 rmain2005.

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 Jan 2021 22:04:36.

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 20.11.02.

Koha 20.11.02 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 20.11.02 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 10 enhancements, 50 bugfixes.

System requirements

Koha is continuously tested against the following configurations and as such these are the recommendations for
deployment:

Operating system:

  • Debian 10
  • Debian 9
  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Ubuntu 20.10 (experimental)
  • Debian 11 (experimental)

Database:

  • MariaDB 10.3
  • MariaDB 10.1

Search engine:

  • ElasticSearch 6
  • Zebra

Perl:

  • Perl >= 5.14 is required and 5.24, 5.26, 5.28 or 5.30 are recommended. These are the versions of the recommended operating systems.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [24254] Add Koha::Items->filter_by_visible_in_opac

    This patch introduces an efficient way of filtering Koha::Items result sets, to hide items that that shouldn’t be exposed on public interfaces.

    Filtering is governed by the following system preferences. A helper method is added to handle lost items:

    • hidelostitems: Koha::Items->filter_out_lost is added to handle this.

    Some patrons have exceptions so OpacHiddenItems is not enforced on them. That’s why the new method [1] has an optional parameter that expects the logged in patron to be passed in the call.

    [1] Koha::Items->filter_by_visible_in_opac

Circulation

  • [27306] Add subtitle to return claims table

Command-line Utilities

  • [24541] Database cleanups, purge messages

Label/patron card printing

  • [26875] Allow printing of just one barcode
  • [26962] Koha notice/slips/receipts should print in true black (#000000)

    Almost black color in CSS rules (like #000066) are now replaced by true black color #000000

OPAC

  • [26847] Make borrower category code accessible in all pages of the OPAC

Reports

  • [26713] Add pagination to bottom of saved SQL reports table

    This enhancement adds a second pagination menu to the bottom of saved SQL reports tables.

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [24863] QueryFuzzy syspref says it requires Zebra but Elasticsearch has some support
  • [25054] Display search field aliases in search engine configuration

    This adds a new column aliases to the search fields tabs of the search engine configuration table. The aliases table shows the abbreviated and alternative index names available for each defined index.

Staff Client

  • [25462] Shelving location should be on a new line in holdings table

    In the holdings table, the shelving location is now displayed on a new line after the ‘Home library’.

Critical bugs fixed

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [27252] ES5 no longer supported (since 20.11.00)

    This prepares Koha to officially no longer support Elasticsearch 5.X.

    It adds a new system preference ‘ElasticsearchCrossFields’ to allow users to choose whether or not to enable this feature.

Command-line Utilities

  • [27245] bulkmarcimport.pl error ‘Already in a transaction’

OPAC

  • [15448] Placing hold on specific items doesn’t enforce OpacHiddenItems

Patrons

  • [27420] A mistake in bug 5161 leads to some patron attributes appearing without a fieldset

Cataloguing

  • [27509] cn_sort value is lost when editing an item without changing cn_source or itemcallnumber

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [24470] Set import_status when file used to populate basket in acquisitions

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [25292] L1 cache too long in Z3950 server (z3950-responder)
  • [26848] Fix Readonly dependency in cpanfile
  • [27345] C4::Auth::get_template_and_user is missing some permissions for superlibrarian

Cataloging

  • [20971] Corrupted storable string breaks SubfieldsToUseWhenPrefill functionality
  • [27130] Adding local cover image at item level shows ‘File type’ section
  • [27135] Viewing local cover images at item level shows a link to upload image at record level
  • [27164] Fix item search CSV export
  • [27308] Advanced editor should skip blank lines when inserting new fields

Circulation

  • [26953] Phone & SMS transports always displayed in overdue status triggers

Command-line Utilities

  • [17429] Document the –plack option for koha-list
  • [26851] Overdue notices should not send a report to the library if there is no content
  • [27085] Corrections in overdue_notices.pl help text

    Sponsored by Lund University Library

Fines and fees

  • [26593] Rental discounts are applied in wrong precedence order
  • [27180] Fines cronjob does not update fines on holidays when finesCalendar is set to ignore

Hold requests

  • [26367] Warn in HoldsQueue if request itemtype set but request is not item specific

MARC Bibliographic record staging/import

  • [26171] Show biblionumber in Koha::Exceptions::Metadata::Invalid

OPAC

  • [27047] Purchase suggestions search filter is broken
  • [27090] In the location column of an OPAC cart the ‘In transit from’ and ‘to’ fields are empty
  • [27168] Most popular doesn’t always sort correctly
  • [27178] OPAC results and lists pages contain invalid attributes (xmlns:str="http://exslt.org/strings")
  • [27297] When itemtype is marked as required in OpacSuggestion MandatoryFields the field is not required

Patrons

  • [26417] Remove warn in Koha::Patron is_valid_age
  • [26797] Error when trying to access Relative Checkouts between Professional and Organizational patron categories

Searching

  • [26957] Find duplicate removes operators from the middle of search terms

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [26996] Elasticsearch: Multiprocess reindexing sometimes doesn’t reindex all records

    Sponsored by Lund University Library

  • [27043] Add to number_of_replicas and number_of_shards to index config

    Elasticsearch 6 server has default value 5 for “number_of_shards” but warn about Elasticsearch 7 having default value 1.
    So its is better to set this value in configuration file.
    Patch also sets number_of_replicas to 1.
    If you have only one Elasticsearch node, you have to set this value to 0.

  • [27307] “Keyword as phrase” option in search dropdown doesn’t work with Elastic

Searching – Zebra

  • [27299] Zebra phrase register is incorrectly tokenized when using ICU

    Previously, Zebra indexing in ICU mode was incorrectly tokenizing text for the “p” register. This meant that particular phrase searches were not working as expected. With this change, phrase searching works the same in ICU and CHR modes.

Staff Client

  • [27336] JS error in Administration – System preferences page

System Administration

  • [27280] Explanation for “Days mode” is not consistent
  • [27310] Wrong CSS float on ‘Visibility’ in framework edition

    This fixes the display of the ‘Visibility’ label when editing subfields for a framework. The label is now aligned correctly with the other labels.

  • [27349] Mana system preference wrong type YesNo
  • [27351] UsageStatsCountry system preference wrong type YesNo

Task Scheduler

  • [27109] Better labels for background job details

Templates

  • [25954] Header search forms should be labeled
  • [27031] Koha.Preference() should be used more often in header.inc and js_includes.inc
  • [27292] TablesSettings.GetColumns() returning nothing creates unexpected Javascript on request.tt
  • [27356] Don’t hide the SMTP servers table when last displayed is deleted

Test Suite

  • [26364] XISBN.t makes a bad assumption about return values

Tools

  • [26894] Marc Modification Templates treat subfield 0 as no subfield set when moving fields
  • [26983] Selecting ALL Items in Inventory- only selects 20
  • [27413] Cannot add debarment with batch patron modification tool

Web services

  • [21301] Restriction of the informations given by GetRecords ILS-DI service

    For privacy protection, ILS-DI webservice GetRecords will not give patron information anymore. Also old issues are not given anymore.
    This removes method C4::Circulation::GetBiblioIssues().

Z39.50 / SRU / OpenSearch Servers

  • [27149] Z3950Responder removes itemnumber when adding item statuses

    New sysprefs

  • ElasticsearchCrossFields

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 (90.2%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Armenian (Classical) (89%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (86.2%)
  • Czech (73.4%)
  • English (New Zealand) (59.9%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (78.6%)
  • French (73.9%)
  • French (Canada) (91.7%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (67.3%)
  • Greek (60.8%)
  • Hindi (95.6%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (63.8%)
  • Polish (71.2%)
  • Portuguese (77.7%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (89.2%)
  • Russian (50.8%)
  • Slovak (81.1%)
  • Spanish (94.6%)
  • Swedish (75%)
  • Telugu (80.1%)
  • Turkish (88.3%)
  • Ukrainian (63%)

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 20.11.02 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 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 libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 20.11.02:

  • Lund University Library

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 20.11.02.

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (8)
  • Nick Clemens (24)
  • David Cook (3)
  • Christophe Croullebois (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (27)
  • Katrin Fischer (2)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (1)
  • Lucas Gass (3)
  • Didier Gautheron (1)
  • Victor Grousset (3)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Owen Leonard (5)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Josef Moravec (1)
  • Björn Nylén (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (5)
  • David Roberts (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)
  • Andreas Roussos (1)
  • Lisette Scheer (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (14)
  • Koha Translators (1)
  • Timothy Alexis Vass (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 20.11.02

  • Athens County Public Libraries (5)
  • BibLibre (18)
  • Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ) (2)
  • ByWater-Solutions (28)
  • Dataly Tech (1)
  • Independant Individuals (1)
  • Koha Community Developers (30)
  • Latah County Library District (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (3)
  • PTFS-Europe (6)
  • Rijks Museum (1)
  • The City of Joensuu (1)
  • Theke Solutions (8)
  • ub.lu.se (2)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Nick Clemens (26)
  • David Cook (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (81)
  • Katrin Fischer (23)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (4)
  • Lucas Gass (6)
  • Victor Grousset (18)
  • Kyle M Hall (9)
  • Mason James (1)
  • Barbara Johnson (3)
  • Mazen Khallaf (1)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (2)
  • Owen Leonard (4)
  • Julian Maurice (3)
  • Kelly McElligott (2)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • David Nind (17)
  • James O’Keeffe (1)
  • Séverine Queune (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (29)
  • Caroline Cyr La Rose (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (105)

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 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 janv. 2021 14:08:52.

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 20.05.07.

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

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 19.11.13.

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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