Koha 18.05.11 release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 18.05.11

25 Mar 2019

Koha is the first free and open source software library automation
package (ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types
and sizes, volunteers, and support companies from around the world. The
website for the Koha project is:

Koha 18.05.11 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 18.05.11 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 enhancements, 41 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Acquisitions

  • [18166] Show internal and vendor notes for received orders

Prior to this patch, internal and vendor notes would not be visible for received orders, but only for pending orders.

Hold requests

  • [22502] Auto Complete not working when Placing Holds

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [18723] Dot not recognized as decimal separator on receive

Cataloging

  • [16251] Material type is not correctly set for Rancor 008 widget

Database

  • [22476] MarkLostItemsAsReturned has wrong defaults for new installs

Label/patron card printing

  • [22429] Infinite loop in patron card printing

OPAC

  • [22360] On order information missing in OPAC normal display

Patrons

  • [22386] Importing using attributes as matchpoint broken

Reports

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [21427] Format prices on ordered/spent lists
  • [21966] Fix descriptions of acquisition permissions to be more clear (again)
  • [22171] Format shipping cost on invoice.pl with with 2 decimals

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [21987] Local cover ‘thumbnail’ size is bigger than ‘imagefile’ size in biblioimages table
  • [22084] Plugin upgrade method and database plugin version storage will never be triggered for existing installs

Circulation

  • [17236] Add minute and hours to last checked out item display for hourly loans
  • [21030] Date widget on suspend modal not working correctly
  • [22130] Batch checkout: authorized value description is never shown with notforloan status

Command-line Utilities

  • [12488] Make bulkmarcimport.pl -d use DELETE instead of TRUNCATE
  • [22323] Cronjob runreport.pl has a CSV encoding issue

Developer documentation

  • [20544] Wrong comment in database documentation for items.itemnotes

Hold requests

  • [21765] AutoUnsuspendReserves manually sets holds fields instead of calling ->resume

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [17496] install-CPAN.pl documentation/removal
  • [20174] Remove xml_sax.pl target from Makefile.pl

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [21710] Fix typo atributes in some installer files

Notices

  • [22002] Each message_transport_type in the letters table is showing as a separate notice in Tools > Notices and slips

OPAC

  • [10676] OpacHiddenItems not working for restricted on OPAC detail

Patrons

  • [22067] Koha::Patron->can_see_patron_infos should return if no patron is passed

Reports

  • [18393] Statistics wizard for acquisitions not filtering correctly by collection code
  • [22147] Hide ‘Batch modify’ button when printing reports

SIP2

  • [21997] SIP patron information requests can lock patron out of account

Serials

  • [15149] Serials: Test prediction pattern does not consider Subscription start and end date
  • [21845] Sort of issues in OPAC subscription table
  • [22156] Subscription result list sorts on “checkbox” by default
  • [22404] Some labels in subscription add form has wrong parameter “for”

Staff Client

  • [19046] IntranetCatalogSearchPulldown doesn’t retain last selection
  • [21904] Patron search library dropdown should be limited by group if “Hide patron info” is enabled for group
  • [22419] Removing multiple records from intranet cart causes browser timeout

System Administration

  • [18143] Silence floody MARC framework export
  • [22170] Library group description input field should be longer

Templates

  • [8387] Hide headings in tools when user has no permissions for any listed below
  • [22303] Wrong bottom in virtualshelves/addbybiblionumber.tt

Test Suite

  • [21692] Koha::Account->new has no tests

Tools

  • [22411] Dates in log viewer not formatted correctly

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 (99.6%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (72.4%)
  • Chinese (China) (76.9%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (98.6%)
  • Czech (92.3%)
  • Danish (63.5%)
  • English (New Zealand) (95.3%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (92.3%)
  • French (98.6%)
  • French (Canada) (93.9%)
  • German (99.9%)
  • German (Switzerland) (98.2%)
  • Greek (80.6%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (97.2%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (67.5%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (70.2%)
  • Persian (52.9%)
  • Polish (93.5%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.3%)
  • Slovak (97.5%)
  • Spanish (98.6%)
  • Swedish (93.7%)
  • Turkish (99.7%)
  • Vietnamese (65%)

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 18.05.11 is

Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.05.11.

  • Jasmine Amohia (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (3)
  • Nick Clemens (5)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (9)
  • Magnus Enger (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (16)
  • Lucas Gass (4)
  • Kyle Hall (3)
  • Owen Leonard (3)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Jose-Mario Monteiro-Santos (1)
  • Josef Moravec (3)
  • Martin Renvoize (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (8)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (2)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.05.11

  • ACPL (3)
  • BibLibre (9)
  • BSZ BW (16)
  • ByWater-Solutions (12)
  • Independant Individuals (5)
  • Koha Community Developers (9)
  • Libriotech (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (2)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • Theke Solutions (3)
  • Wellington East Girls’ College (2)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Mikaël Olangcay Brisebois (3)
  • Barton Chittenden (1)
  • Nick Clemens (59)
  • Chris Cormack (1)
  • Devlyn Courtier (2)
  • Michal Denar (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (3)
  • Charles Farmer (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (15)
  • Lucas Gass (59)
  • Victor Grousset (1)
  • Kyle Hall (7)
  • Jack Kelliher (1)
  • Owen Leonard (5)
  • Jesse Maseto (6)
  • mikael (1)
  • Jose-Mario Monteiro-Santos (2)
  • Josef Moravec (17)
  • David Nind (4)
  • Séverine Queune (4)
  • Martin Renvoize (86)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Maryse Simard (2)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (7)
  • Bin Wen (1)
  • zhihui (1)
  • Nazlı Çetin (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 rmain1805.

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 Mar 2019 15:59:45.

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Koha 18.11.04 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.11.04.

This is a maintenance release and contains 3 new features, 5 enhancements, 84 bugfixes.

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

New features

REST api

  • [16497] Add API routes for libraries
  • [22206] Add route to handle holds suspensions

Serials

  • [21467] Allow several receipts for a given subscription

Allows the user to set a quantity for a serial order, useful in the case where payments are made per receipt of individual issues. This development also allows for altering the total expected quantity for a serial in the case of a periodicity change.

Enhancements

Acquisitions

  • [18166] Show internal and vendor notes for received orders

Prior to this patch, internal and vendor notes would not be visible for received orders, but only for pending orders.

Patrons

  • [16276] When automatically deleting expired borrowers, make sure they didn’t log in recently

Correction to update statement, feature actually added in 16.11.

REST api

  • [20006] Adapt /v1/holds to new naming guidelines

Test Suite

  • [21798] We need t::lib::TestBuilder::build_sample_biblio
  • [21971] TestBuilder::build_sample_item

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [18736] Problems in order calculations (rounding errors)

This patch introduces to new system preference to govern how rounding is applied to values in acquisitions. It defaults to the american practice of rounding to the nearest ‘cent’ but future options should become available as we start to understand how other nations round for accounting purposes.

  • [22296] Invoice adjustments are not populating to budget views
  • [22498] Can not select any funds for invoice adjustments
  • [22565] Partially receiving order and adding internal note on invoice updates note on every order on the system

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [22388] svc/split_callnumbers should have execute flag set

Cataloging

  • [16251] Material type is not correctly set for Rancor 008 widget
  • [22140] More use of EasyAnalyticalRecords pref

Command-line Utilities

  • [22396] koha-sip script does not start the server correctly

Database

  • [13515] Table messages is missing FK constraints and is never cleaned up
  • [22476] MarkLostItemsAsReturned has wrong defaults for new installs

Label/patron card printing

  • [22275] 18.06.00.060 DB update fails (incomplete/incorrect defaults)
  • [22429] Infinite loop in patron card printing

OPAC

  • [22360] On order information missing in OPAC normal display

Patrons

  • [22386] Importing using attributes as matchpoint broken

Reports

Searching

  • [22442] Item search CSV export broken

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [19575] Use canonical field names and resolve aliased fields

Sponsored by Gothenburg University Library

This patchset makes some changes to Elasticsearch mappings in the database. The changes alter existing indices and are intended to fix issues with the current mappings, however, if you have done customization of mappings you may want to back them up before upgrading.

  • [20535] ModZebra called with $record with items stripped in ModBiblioMarc

System Administration

  • [22389] Classification splitting sources regex – cannot consistentlyadd/delete

Web services

  • [21832] Restore is_expired in ILS-DI GetPatronInfo service

Other bugs fixed

About

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

Acquisitions

  • [14850] Funds from inactive budgets appear in ‘Funds’ dropdown on acqui/invoice.pl
  • [20782] EDI: Clicking the ‘Invoice’ link on the ‘EDI Messages’ page does not take you directly to the corresponding invoice
  • [21427] Format prices on ordered/spent lists
  • [21966] Fix descriptions of acquisition permissions to be more clear (again)
  • [22171] Format shipping cost on invoice.pl with with 2 decimals

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [18584] Our legacy code contains trailing-spaces
  • [21622] Incorrect GROUP BY clause in acqui/ scripts
  • [21987] Local cover ‘thumbnail’ size is bigger than ‘imagefile’ size in biblioimages table
  • [22084] Plugin upgrade method and database plugin version storage will never be triggered for existing installs
  • [22219] C4::Biblio->GetItemsForInventory can return wrong count / duplicated items when skipping waiting holds
  • [22391] Incorrect GROUP BY in /acqui/ajax-getauthvaluedropbox.pl

Circulation

  • [13763] Renew feature does not check for the BarcodeInputFilter option

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

  • [17236] Add minute and hours to last checked out item display for hourly loans
  • [18957] Item renewed online does not show the time of renewal
  • [21030] Date widget on suspend modal not working correctly
  • [22130] Batch checkout: authorized value description is never shown with notforloan status
  • [22351] SCSS conversion broke style on last checked out information

Command-line Utilities

  • [12488] Make bulkmarcimport.pl -d use DELETE instead of TRUNCATE
  • [22323] Cronjob runreport.pl has a CSV encoding issue
  • [22397] Wrong message in koha-sip –start

Developer documentation

  • [20544] Wrong comment in database documentation for items.itemnotes

Hold requests

  • [21765] AutoUnsuspendReserves manually sets holds fields instead of calling ->resume

Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)

  • [17496] install-CPAN.pl documentation/removal
  • [20174] Remove xml_sax.pl target from Makefile.pl

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [21710] Fix typo atributes in some installer files

OPAC

  • [10676] OpacHiddenItems not working for restricted on OPAC detail
  • [21335] Remove redundant includes of right-to-left.css
  • [21846] Using emoji as tags doesn’t discriminate between emoji when calculating weights or searching

Please note, this patch fixes issues going forward. It includes a maintenance script to allow you to fix any possible existing cases. Please see bugzilla for details.

Patrons

  • [22067] Koha::Patron->can_see_patron_infos should return if no patron is passed

Reports

  • [18393] Statistics wizard for acquisitions not filtering correctly by collection code
  • [22147] Hide ‘Batch modify’ button when printing reports
  • [22287] Correct new charts CSS

SIP2

  • [19832] SIP checkout removes extra hold on same biblio
  • [21997] SIP patron information requests can lock patron out of account

Searching

  • [20823] UNIMARC XSLT does not display 604$t

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [22228] Elasticsearch – standalone colons should be escaped when performing a search
  • [22246] Elasticsearch indexing needs a maximum length for __sort fields

Self checkout

Serials

  • [13735] Item form in serials module doesn’t respect max length set in the frameworks
  • [15149] Serials: Test prediction pattern does not consider Subscription start and end date
  • [21845] Sort of issues in OPAC subscription table
  • [22156] Subscription result list sorts on “checkbox” by default
  • [22239] JavaScript error on subscription detail page when there are no orders
  • [22404] Some labels in subscription add form has wrong parameter “for”

Staff Client

  • [19046] IntranetCatalogSearchPulldown doesn’t retain last selection
  • [21904] Patron search library dropdown should be limited by group if “Hide patron info” is enabled for group
  • [22419] Removing multiple records from intranet cart causes browser timeout

System Administration

  • [18143] Silence floody MARC framework export
  • [22170] Library group description input field should be longer

Templates

  • [8387] Hide headings in tools when user has no permissions for any listed below
  • [20102] Remove attribute “text/css” for style element used in staff client templates
  • [20658] Move template JavaScript to the footer: Installer and onboarding
  • [21130] Detail XSLT produces translatable HTML class
  • [22080] Easier translation of ElasticSearch mappings page
  • [22300] Staff search results: Opt groups in ‘sort’ pull down are not well formatted
  • [22303] Wrong bottom in virtualshelves/addbybiblionumber.tt
  • [22422] improve item location display with class “shelvingloc”
  • [22466] TT methods must not be escaped
  • [22477] Missing DataTables configuration when searching patrons for holds

Test Suite

  • [21692] Koha::Account->new has no tests
  • [22416] Search.t tests need adjustment for EasyAnalyticRecords syspref
  • [22493] DecreaseLoanHighHolds.t creates some items/patrons with set values

Tools

  • [22411] Dates in log viewer not formatted correctly

New sysprefs

  • OrderPriceRounding

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%)
  • Armenian (99.8%)
  • Basque (63.4%)
  • Chinese (China) (64.2%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (100%)
  • Czech (93.4%)
  • Danish (55.6%)
  • English (New Zealand) (88.6%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (84.1%)
  • French (95.7%)
  • French (Canada) (100%)
  • German (99.9%)
  • German (Switzerland) (92.2%)
  • Greek (77.5%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (94.2%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (95.3%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (59.8%)
  • Polish (86.3%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (85.7%)
  • Slovak (90.5%)
  • Spanish (97.9%)
  • Swedish (90.8%)
  • Turkish (98.8%)
  • Ukrainian (61.9%)
  • Vietnamese (53.5%)

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 18.11.04 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 18.11.04:

  • Catalyst IT
  • Gothenburg University Library

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.11.04.

  • Jasmine Amohia (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (24)
  • Alex Arnaud (2)
  • Philippe Blouin (1)
  • David Bourgault (1)
  • Nick Clemens (31)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (32)
  • Magnus Enger (1)
  • Katrin Fischer (17)
  • David Gustafsson (5)
  • Kyle Hall (5)
  • Jiří Kozlovský (1)
  • Owen Leonard (11)
  • Ere Maijala (2)
  • Hayley Mapley (2)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Josef Moravec (8)
  • Martin Renvoize (14)
  • Marcel de Rooy (5)
  • Fridolin Somers (17)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (1)
  • Mark Tompsett (3)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.11.04

  • ACPL (11)
  • BibLibre (20)
  • BSZ BW (17)
  • ByWater-Solutions (36)
  • Catalyst (2)
  • f1ebe1bec408 (1)
  • Göteborgs Universitet (4)
  • Independant Individuals (12)
  • jkozlovsky.cz (1)
  • Koha Community Developers (32)
  • Libriotech (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (1)
  • PTFS-Europe (14)
  • Rijks Museum (5)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • Theke Solutions (24)
  • University of Helsinki (2)
  • Wellington East Girls’ College (2)

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

  • Jasmine Amohia (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (20)
  • Alex Arnaud (1)
  • Oliver Behnke (1)
  • Mikaël Olangcay Brisebois (5)
  • Nick Clemens (185)
  • Chris Cormack (1)
  • Devlyn Courtier (2)
  • Michal Denar (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (10)
  • Charles Farmer (3)
  • Katrin Fischer (28)
  • Lucas Gass (1)
  • Claire Gravely (1)
  • Kyle Hall (13)
  • Jack Kelliher (1)
  • Owen Leonard (13)
  • Ere Maijala (1)
  • Hayley Mapley (2)
  • Julian Maurice (8)
  • Janet McGowan (2)
  • Jose-Mario Monteiro-Santos (3)
  • Josef Moravec (66)
  • David Nind (4)
  • Björn Nylen (1)
  • Séverine Queune (7)
  • Martin Renvoize (243)
  • Benjamin Rokseth (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (32)
  • Maryse Simard (3)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (12)
  • Bin Wen (4)
  • Nazlı Çetin (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 18.11.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 Mar 2019 17:15:20.

Koha 17.11.16 release

The Koha community has quickly build new release after Koha 17.11.15 to resolve issues caused by backport of bug 21986.
This backport has been reverted.

If you are using 17.11.14 or 17.11.15 you should update quickly to 17.11.16.

Regards.

Koha 18.05.10 released

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 18.05.10

28 Feb 2019

Koha is the first free and open source software library automation
package (ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types
and sizes, volunteers, and support companies from around the world. The
website for the Koha project is:

Koha 18.05.10 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 18.05.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 2 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed

Cataloging

  • [22395] Data in 245 field (subfield a or b) will be deleted if it has Quotation Marks

Database

  • [13515] Table messages is missing FK constraints and is never cleaned up

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 (99.7%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (72.5%)
  • Chinese (China) (77%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (98.7%)
  • Czech (92.4%)
  • Danish (63.6%)
  • English (New Zealand) (95.5%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (92.4%)
  • French (98.7%)
  • French (Canada) (94%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (98.3%)
  • Greek (80.5%)
  • Hindi (99.8%)
  • Italian (97.3%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (67.5%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (70.2%)
  • Persian (52.9%)
  • Polish (93.7%)
  • Portuguese (99.8%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.4%)
  • Slovak (97.6%)
  • Spanish (98.7%)
  • Swedish (93.8%)
  • Turkish (99.8%)
  • Vietnamese (65.1%)

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 18.05.10 is

Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.05.10.

  • Alex Arnaud (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (2)
  • Lucas Gass (4)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.05.10

  • BibLibre (1)
  • ByWater-Solutions (4)
  • Koha Community Developers (2)

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

  • Alex Arnaud (1)
  • Nick Clemens (3)
  • Lucas Gass (5)
  • Martin Renvoize (3)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Nazlı Çetin (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 rmain1805.

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 Feb 2019 00:43:12.

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Table of Contents

Development

Koha 18.11.03 Released

by Martin Renvoize
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.11.03.

This is a maintenance release and contains 4 enhancements, 20 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 18.05.09 Released

by Jesse Maseto
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 18.05.09.

Koha 18.05.09 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 3 enhancements, 62 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 17.11.15 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.11.15

Koha 17.11.15 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 27 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Community

KohaCon19 Update

From Charles Quain Listserv post
Dear Koha Community

On behalf of the organizing group, I am sending another update on the
preparations for KohaCon19.

The website for the conference is here: https://www.interleaf.ie/kohacon19/

We are getting registrations every day and proposals for talks and
workshops.
Every talk and workshop proposal is being published as they are received.
You can review the list at this link:

KohaCon Schedule


Information will also be tweeted as proposals are received using the
hashtag #kohacon19

We have received 23 proposals for talks and workshops by now and a few more
are pending, so the schedule is filling up quite quickly.

If you would like to present, please submit your ideas soon.

We are also launching our sponsorship drive this week. The donations page is
here

All donations to the conference will be acknowledged as described on the
sponsorship page. Any contribution, however small, will be gratefully
received.

Koha in Cyprus

by Barbara Aristidou

The Cyprus KOHA community is happy to announce that different libraries in the private and public sector have been developing and propagating the use of KOHA as their main ILS system.

KOHA was approved and chosen as the main ILS system, by the Ministry of Education with the support and guidance of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) Library, to be used for the School Union Catalogue.

All the school libraries will be hosted under one installation and will be functioning as separate entities. In addition, KOHA is adopted by the Cyprus Library (National) in the framework of upgrading its services.

The Cyprus KOHA administration team is comprised of:
George Veranis, Senior Developer in Library Systems
Barbara Aristidou, Librarian, Cyprus University of Technology
Pani Skitini, Librarian, Cyprus Ministry of Education

Community Gossip

Horowhenua Libraries celebrate 20 years of Koha with website update.

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

Let Vimal Kumar take you through the following tricks in Koha:

Kelley McElligot has some new tutorials for you:

Andrew Fuerste-Henry demonstrates methods for Reporting on Deleted Records.

Donna Bachowski talks about Lowest Priority Holds.

Upcoming Events

March General IRC Meeting

The March General IRC meeting will be held the 6th at 14:00 UTC.

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

March Development IRC Meeting

The March Development IRC meeting will be held the 13th at 14:00 UTC.

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

April Documentation IRC Meeting

The April Documentation IRC meeting will be held the 4th at 14:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

French Koha User Group, KohaLa, one-day conference

by Sonia Bouis

On the 24th of January, kohaLa has organised a Koha a one-day conference the at the French national library and information science school. There were around 50 attendees.

This day focused on :

  • a new library using Coral (INSA de Lyon)
  • How to help libraries to enrich their catalog with a Persistent IDentifier as a beginning towards the web data
  • Highlight on integration of Koha results and patron account information in a library portal (with Drupal and Bokeh)
  • The best of the Portland Kohacon in half an hour
  • The new functionalities of 18.11 Koha version

February General IRC Meeting

The February General IRC meeting was held the 13th at 19:00 UTC.

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

February Documentation IRC Meeting

The February Documentation IRC meeting was held the 5th at 19:00 UTC.

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

Koha 17.11.15 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.11.15.

Koha 17.11.15 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 17.11.15 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 1 enhancements, 27 bugfixes.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [21912] Koha::Objects->search lacks tests

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [22282] Internal software error when exporting basket group as PDF

Circulation

  • [21491] When ‘Default lost item fee refund on return policy’ is unset it says no but acts as if ‘yes’

Other bugs fixed

About

  • [21441] System information gives reference to a non-existant table

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [19920] changepassword is exported from C4::Members but has been removed
  • [21170] Warnings in MARCdetail.pl – isn’t numeric in numeric eq (==)

Cataloging

  • [20491] Use “Date due” in table header of item table
  • [22122] Make sequence of Z39.50 search options match in acq and cataloguing
  • [22242] Javascript error in value builder cased by Select2

Circulation

  • [17347] ‘Renew’ tab should ignore whitespace at begining and end of barcode
  • [21877] Show authorized value description for withdrawn in checkout
  • [22054] Display a nicer error message when trying to renew an on-site checkout from renew page
  • [22083] Typo in circulation_batch_checkouts.tt
  • [22111] Correctly format fines when placing holds (maxoutstanding warning)

Developer documentation

  • [21290] POD of ModItem mentions MARC for items

ILL

  • [22101] ILL requests missing in menu on advanced search page

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [11922] Add SHOW_BCODE patron attribute for Norwegian web installer
  • [22095] Dead link in web installer

Notices

  • [21829] Date displays as a datetime in notices

OPAC

  • [21192] Borrower Fields on OPAC’s Personal Details Screen Use Self Register Field Options Incorrectly
  • [21808] Field 711 is not handled correctly in showAuthor XSLT for relator term or code
  • [22118] Format hold fee when placing holds in OPAC
  • [22207] Course reserves page does not have unique body id

Reports

  • [20274] itemtypes.plugin report: not handling item-level_itypes syspref
  • [20679] Remove ‘rows per page’ from reports print layout
  • [22082] Ambiguous column in patron stats

Templates

  • [21866] Rephrase “Warning: This report was written for an older version of Koha” to refer to plugins
  • [22113] Add price formatting on item lost report

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 (75.1%)
  • Chinese (China) (79.4%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99.4%)
  • Czech (93.7%)
  • Danish (65.4%)
  • English (New Zealand) (99.1%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (95.2%)
  • French (99%)
  • French (Canada) (91.7%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (99%)
  • Greek (82.8%)
  • Hindi (99.9%)
  • Italian (99.9%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (54.2%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (72.5%)
  • Persian (54.6%)
  • Polish (97.1%)
  • Portuguese (99.9%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (84.1%)
  • Slovak (96.2%)
  • Spanish (99.6%)
  • Swedish (91.3%)
  • Turkish (99.9%)
  • Vietnamese (67.1%)

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 17.11.15 is

Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 17.11.15.

  • Jasmine Amohia (3)
  • Ethan Amohia (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (2)
  • Nick Clemens (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (4)
  • Katrin Fischer (5)
  • Lucas Gass (1)
  • Kyle Hall (1)
  • Helene Hickey (4)
  • Owen Leonard (1)
  • Olivia Lu (1)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (1)
  • Caroline Cyr La Rose (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (6)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 17.11.15

  • ACPL (1)
  • BibLibre (6)
  • BSZ BW (5)
  • ByWater-Solutions (4)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • Independant Individuals (3)
  • Koha Community Developers (4)
  • Rijks Museum (1)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • Theke Solutions (2)
  • Wellington East Girls’ College (3)
  • wgc.school.nz (4)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (5)
  • Mikaël Olangcay Brisebois (3)
  • Nick Clemens (33)
  • Devinim (2)
  • Katrin Fischer (14)
  • Lucas Gass (23)
  • Kyle Hall (5)
  • Jack Kelliher (1)
  • Owen Leonard (9)
  • Olivia Lu (1)
  • Jesse Maseto (10)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Jose-Mario Monteiro-Santos (1)
  • Josef Moravec (4)
  • David Nind (6)
  • Martin Renvoize (37)
  • Maryse Simard (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (33)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (5)

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 25 févr. 2019 06:23:27.

Koha 18.05.09 release

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 18.05.09

22 Feb 2019

Koha is the first free and open source software library automation
package (ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types
and sizes, volunteers, and support companies from around the world. The
website for the Koha project is:

Koha 18.05.09 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 18.05.09 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 3 enhancements, 62 bugfixes.
Read more ›

Koha 18.11.03 release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.11.03.

This is a maintenance release and contains 2 new features, 8 enhancements and 80 bugfixes.

Koha 18.11.03 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

  • [17006] Add route to change patron’s password

Sponsored by Municipal Libray Ceska Trebova

  • [22132] Add Basic authentication to the REST API

This adds http BASIC authentication as an optional auth method to the RESTful APIs. This greatly aids developers when developing against our APIs.

Enhancements

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [21993] Be userfriendly when the CSRF token is wrong
  • [22047] set_password should have a ‘skip_validation’ param
  • [22051] Make Koha::Object->store translate ‘Incorrect value’ exceptions

Circulation

  • [18816] Make CataloguingLog work in production by preventing circulation from spamming the log

Command-line Utilities

  • [18562] Add koha-sip script to handle SIP servers for instances

To ease multi-tenant sites maintenance, several handy scripts were introduced. For handling SIP servers, 3 scripts were introduced: koha-start-sip, koha-stop-sip and koha-enable-sip.
This patch introduces a new script, koha-sip, that unifies those actions regarding SIP servers on a per instance base, through the use of option switches.
18.11 Note: The introduction of this script does NOT remove the koha-%-sip versions at this time and the scripts can be used interchangeably until one upgrades to 19.05 where the koha-%-sip versions are officially removed.

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [20000] use Modern::Perl in installer perl scripts

Sponsored by Catalyst IT

Code cleanup which improves the readability, and therefore reliability, of Koha.

OPAC

  • [22029] Remove Google+ from social links on OPAC detail

Google revealed that Google Plus accounts will be shut down on April 2, 2019.

Templates

  • [20569] Improve description of CheckPrevCheckout system preference

A simple string patch that clarifies the intention of the CheckPrevCheckout system preference options.

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [18723] Dot not recognized as decimal separator on receive
  • [21989] JS error in “Add orders from MARC file” – addorderiso2709.pl
  • [22282] Internal software error when exporting basket group as PDF

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [21610] Koha::Object->store needs to handle incorrect values

Circulation

  • [21491] When ‘Default lost item fee refund on return policy’ is unset it says no but acts as if ‘yes’

Hold requests

  • [21495] Regression in hold override functionality

OPAC

  • [22085] UNIMARC default XSLT broken by Bug 14716

Other bugs fixed

About

  • [7143] Bug for tracking changes to the about page
  • [21441] System information gives reference to a non-existant table

Acquisitions

  • [20865] Remove space before : on order receive filters
  • [21089] Overlapping elements in ordering information on acqui/supplier.pl
  • [22110] Editing adjustments doesn’t work for Currencyformat != US

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [19816] output_pref must implement ‘dateonly’ for dateformat => rfc3339
  • [19920] changepassword is exported from C4::Members but has been removed
  • [21170] Warnings in MARCdetail.pl – isn’t numeric in numeric eq (==)
  • [21478] Koha::Hold->suspend_hold allows suspending in transit holds
  • [21907] Error from mainpage when Article requests enabled and either IndependentBranches or IndependentBranchesPatronModifications is enabled
  • [22006] Koha::Account::Line->item should return undef if no item linked
  • [22097] CataloguingLog should be suppressed for item branch transfers
  • [22124] Update cataloguing plugin system to not generate type parameter in script tag
  • [22125] branches.pickup_location should be flagged as boolean

Cataloging

  • [20491] Use “Date due” in table header of item table
  • [22122] Make sequence of Z39.50 search options match in acq and cataloguing
  • [22242] Javascript error in value builder cased by Select2

Circulation

  • [17347] ‘Renew’ tab should ignore whitespace at begining and end of barcode
  • [21877] Show authorized value description for withdrawn in checkout
  • [22054] Display a nicer error message when trying to renew an on-site checkout from renew page
  • [22083] Typo in circulation_batch_checkouts.tt
  • [22111] Correctly format fines when placing holds (maxoutstanding warning)
  • [22119] Add price formatting in circulation
  • [22120] Add price formatting to patron summary print
  • [22203] Holds modal no longer links to patron

Command-line Utilities

  • [22235] Make maintenance scripts use koha-sip instead of koha-%-sip

Developer documentation

  • [21290] POD of ModItem mentions MARC for items

Fines and fees

  • [22066] branchcode should be recorded for manual credits
  • [22138] members/paycollect.pl has not been updated to have the new tab names

Hold requests

  • [7614] Use branch transfer limits for determining available opac holds pickup locations

Holidays

  • [21885] Improve date selection on calendar for selecting the end date on a range

ILL

  • [22101] ILL requests missing in menu on advanced search page

Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)

  • [11922] Add SHOW_BCODE patron attribute for Norwegian web installer
  • [22095] Dead link in web installer

MARC Authority data support

  • [19994] use Modern::Perl in Authorities perl scripts

Notices

  • [21829] Date displays as a datetime in notices
  • [22002] Each message_transport_type in the letters table is showing as a separate notice in Tools > Notices and slips

OPAC

  • [21192] Borrower Fields on OPAC’s Personal Details Screen Use Self Register Field Options Incorrectly
  • [21808] Field 711 is not handled correctly in showAuthor XSLT for relator term or code
  • [22058] OPAC holdings table shows   instead of blank
  • [22118] Format hold fee when placing holds in OPAC
  • [22207] Course reserves page does not have unique body id

Patrons

  • [19818] Add id into tag html from moremember.tt
  • [20165] Capitalization: Street Address should be Street address in patron search options
  • [21930] Typo in the manage_circ_rules_from_any_libraries description
  • [22149] Grammar fix in the manage_circ_rules_from_any_libraries description

Reports

  • [20274] itemtypes.plugin report: not handling item-level_itypes syspref
  • [20679] Remove ‘rows per page’ from reports print layout
  • [22082] Ambiguous column in patron stats
  • [22168] Improve styling of new chart settings for reports
  • [22278] Newly created report group is not selected after saving an SQL report

Searching

  • [14716] Correctly URI-encode URLs in XSLT result lists and detail pages
  • [18909] Enable the maximum zebra records size to be specified per instance

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [21084] Searching for authorities with ‘contains’ gives no results if search terms include punctuation

Serials

  • [16231] Correct permission handling in subscription edit menu

System Administration

  • [7403] Remove warning from CataloguingLog system preference
  • [15110] Improve decreaseHighHolds system preference description
  • [21637] Capitalization: EasyAnalyticalRecords syspref option “Don’t Display” should be “Don’t display”
  • [21855] Remove mention of deprecated delete_unverified_opac_registrations.pl cronjob
  • [21926] Enhance OAI-PMH:archiveID system preference description
  • [22009] Fix error messages for classification sources and filing rules

Templates

  • [10562] Improve Leader06 Type Labels in MARC21slim2OPACResults.xsl
  • [21840] Fix some typos in the templates
  • [21866] Rephrase “Warning: This report was written for an older version of Koha” to refer to plugins
  • [22113] Add price formatting on item lost report
  • [22116] Add price formatting to rental charge and replacement price on items tab in staff
  • [22236] Translation should generate tags with consistent attribute order

Test Suite

  • [22254] t/db_dependent/Koha/Patrons.t contains a DateTime math error

Tools

  • [19915] Inventory tool doesn’t use cn_sort for callnumber ranges

This patch brings the inventory tool inline with other pages displaying data sorted by callnumbers by also adopting the use of cn_sort for sorting.

  • [20634] Inventory form has 2 identical labels “Library:”
  • [22011] Typo in Item Batch Modification
  • [22036] Tidy up tags/review script
  • [22136] Import patrons notes hides a note because the syspref isn’t referenced correctly

New sysprefs

  • RESTBasicAuth

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

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

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

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

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

  • Arabic (99.4%)
  • Armenian (99.4%)
  • Basque (63.7%)
  • Chinese (China) (64.4%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (99.4%)
  • Czech (92.3%)
  • Danish (55.9%)
  • English (New Zealand) (89%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (84.4%)
  • French (95.7%)
  • French (Canada) (98.4%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (92.5%)
  • Greek (76.7%)
  • Hindi (99.4%)
  • Italian (94.6%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (95.6%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (59.9%)
  • Polish (85.9%)
  • Portuguese (99.4%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (85.9%)
  • Slovak (91%)
  • Spanish (93.4%)
  • Swedish (91.2%)
  • Turkish (99.2%)
  • Ukrainian (61.2%)
  • Vietnamese (53.7%)

Partial translations are available for various other languages.

The Koha team welcomes additional translations; please see

For information about translating Koha, and join the koha-translate
list to volunteer:

The most up-to-date translations can be found at:

Release Team

The release team for Koha 18.11.03 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 18.11.03:

  • Catalyst IT
  • Municipal Libray Ceska Trebova

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.11.03.

  • Ethan Amohia (3)
  • Jasmine Amohia (10)
  • Aleisha Amohia (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (26)
  • Nick Clemens (12)
  • Jonathan Druart (13)
  • Katrin Fischer (12)
  • Lucas Gass (1)
  • Kyle Hall (9)
  • Helene Hickey (8)
  • Mackey Johnstone (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Jack Kelliher (2)
  • Olli-Antti Kivilahti (1)
  • Owen Leonard (6)
  • Olivia Lu (4)
  • Ere Maijala (1)
  • Jose-Mario Monteiro-Santos (1)
  • Josef Moravec (2)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (6)
  • Marcel de Rooy (5)
  • Caroline Cyr La Rose (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (5)
  • Lari Taskula (4)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 18.11.03

  • ACPL (6)
  • BibLibre (5)
  • BSZ BW (12)
  • ByWater-Solutions (22)
  • Catalyst (1)
  • Independant Individuals (11)
  • jns.fi (5)
  • Koha Community Developers (13)
  • PTFS-Europe (6)
  • Rijks Museum (5)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (2)
  • stacmail.net (2)
  • The City of Joensuu (1)
  • Theke Solutions (26)
  • University of Helsinki (1)
  • Wellington East Girls’ College (10)
  • wgc.school.nz (8)

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

  • Hugo Agud (1)
  • Jasmine Amohia (1)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (25)
  • Bob Bennhoff (7)
  • Anne-Claire Bernaudin (2)
  • Mikaël Olangcay Brisebois (5)
  • Barton Chittenden (1)
  • Nick Clemens (136)
  • David Cook (1)
  • Frédéric Demians (1)
  • Michal Denar (1)
  • Devinim (2)
  • Jonathan Druart (1)
  • Charles Farmer (5)
  • Katrin Fischer (58)
  • Victor Grousset (1)
  • Kyle Hall (37)
  • Helene Hickey (1)
  • Mackey Johnstone (1)
  • Pasi Kallinen (1)
  • Jack Kelliher (2)
  • Rhonda Kuiper (1)
  • Owen Leonard (20)
  • Olivia Lu (1)
  • Julian Maurice (2)
  • Jose-Mario Monteiro-Santos (1)
  • Josef Moravec (18)
  • David Nind (18)
  • Liz Rea (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (154)
  • Marcel de Rooy (7)
  • Maryse Simard (5)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (11)

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 18.11.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 Feb 2019 12:45:11.

Koha Community Newsletter: January 2019

Koha Community Newsletter Subscribe
January 2019

Volume 10, Issue 1
ISSN 2153-8328
Edited by Chad Roseburg, Koha Community Newsletter Editor

Please submit news items to Submit

Table of Contents

Development

Koha 18.11.02 Released

by Martin Renvoize
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of 18.11.02.

This is a maintenance release and contains 4 enhancements, 20 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 18.05.08 Released

by Jesse Maseto
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 18.05.08.

Koha 18.05.08 is a bugfix/maintenance release. It includes 23 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Koha 17.11.14 Released

by Fridolin Somers
The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 17.11.14

Koha 17.11.14 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 14 bugfixes.

Read the full release notes

Community

Community Gossip

Larry Baerveldt tries a Chromebook for system administration and shares his experience in the following articles:

New Koha Libraries

Koha Tips and Tricks

Vimal Kumar shows you how to use Google Analytics with Koha.
Alex Buckley covers the following topics in his latest Koha Tips and Tricks article:

  • Is it possible to alter the ‘material type’ of a bibliographic record?
  • Can the information displayed in search result pages and book detail pages in the Koha OPAC and staff client be customized?
  • Why is there a ‘No cover image available’ box appearing in OPAC search results and can it be hidden?
  • We have upgraded to Koha 18.05 and the styling is broken, how do we fix this?

Support Provider News

Upcoming Events

February General IRC Meeting

The February General IRC meeting will be held the 13th at 19:00 UTC.

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

February Documentation IRC Meeting

The February Documentation IRC meeting will be held the 5th at 19:00 UTC.

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

Past Events

Pakistan: Two-Day National Workshop on Koha Operational and Administrative Skills

by Furrukh Hussain Zai

The Pakistan Library Association (PLA) is the Registered National Representative Body of the Librarians in Pakistan since March 1957. PLA is responsible to look after the interest of the professional librarians and to work for the development and improvement of libraries both in formal and informal sectors of education and research. In 2015, PLA has started the Koha Implementation Program (PLA’s KIP) and implemented the Koha-ILS in 20 institutions of Pakistan at free of cost.

In 2018, PLA noted that the community required a comprehensive training that’s may strengthen them on the operational & administrative skills of this greatest innovation in an effective manner and to make them a Koha Expert Librarian (we call them a Koha Dinosaur) as most of the past pieces of training were based on how to install it and an overviews of the basic features. Therefore, the Pakistan Library Association (PLA) Sindh branch has conducted a two-day National workshop on Koha-ILS operational & administrative skills in partnership with Affinity Library and Commecs College, Karachi as on January 26-27, 2019.

It was the first advanced level, hands-on workshop that’s explored all the operational and administrative aspects of the Koha-ILS including, the installation, module management, and effective use of tools and administration, along with allied technologies such as MARC21, RDA, Responsive Interface Design, SQL Reports, jQuery, and with lots of readymade scripts, templates and tips.

Prof. Dr. Syed Farhat Hussain (Professor Department of Library & Information Science, University of Karachi and President Pakistan Library Association) distributed the certificates among the participants with Cdr. (Retd) Tanveer Ahmed, TI (Guest of Honor), Anil Zafar (Organizer), and Furrukh Hussain Zai (Key Resource Person).

Workshop photographs are available at this link http://bit.ly/kdwsp

January General IRC Meeting

The January General IRC meeting was held the 9th at 14:00 UTC.

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

January Developers IRC Meeting

The January Developers IRC meeting was held the 16th at 19:00 UTC.

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

Koha 18.05.08 released

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 18.05.08

22 Jan 2019

Koha is the first free and open source software library automation package (ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types and sizes, volunteers, and support companies from around the world. The website for the Koha project is:

Koha 18.05.08 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 18.05.08 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 23 bugfixes.

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [22052] DeleteExpiredOpacRegistrations should skip bad borrowers

Cataloging

  • [21986] Quotation marks are wrongly escaped in several places

Circulation

  • [21065] Data in account_offsets and accountlines is deleted with the patron leaving gaps in financial reports
  • [21928] CircAutoPrintQuickSlip ‘clear’ is not working
  • [22020] Configure Columns for Patron Issues checkin hides renewal

Database

  • [21931] Upgrade from 3.22 fails when running updatedatabase.pl script

OPAC

  • [22030] OverDrive requires configuration for field passed as username

REST api

  • [22071] authenticate_api_request does not stash koha.user in the OAuth use case

Reports

  • [21984] Unable to load second page of results for reports with reused parameters
  • [21991] Displaying more rows on report results does not work for reports with parameters

Other bugs fixed

Acquisitions

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [21848] Resolve unac_string warning from Circulation.t

Command-line Utilities

  • [21908] biblio_metadata is missing from the rebuild_zebra.pl tables list

MARC Bibliographic data support

  • [22034] Viewing record with Default framework doesn’t work on MARC tab

Notices

  • [21571] Translate notices fail on ACCTDETAILS

Packaging

  • [17108] Automatic debian/control updates (stable/18.11.x)
  • [17111] Automatic debian/control updates (oldstable/18.05.x)

Searching – Zebra

  • [22073] Diacritics Ž and ž not being mapped for searching (Non-ICU)

Templates

  • [21990] No background color for div.error, must be .alert

Test Suite

  • [14334] DBI fighting DBIx over Autocommit in tests

Tools

  • [21465] Cannot overlay patrons when matching by cardnumber if userid exists in file and in Koha
  • [22022] Authorised values on the batch item modification page are not displayed in order (order by code, not lib)

New sysprefs

  • OverDriveUsername

System requirements

Important notes:

  • Perl 5.10 is required
  • Zebra is required

Documentation

The Koha manual is maintained in DocBook. 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 (99.9%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Basque (72.6%)
  • Chinese (China) (77.1%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (98.9%)
  • Czech (92.5%)
  • Danish (63.7%)
  • English (New Zealand) (95.6%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (92.5%)
  • French (98.9%)
  • French (Canada) (94.1%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (98.5%)
  • Greek (80.5%)
  • Hindi (99.1%)
  • Italian (97.5%)
  • Norwegian BokmÃ¥l (67.7%)
  • Occitan (post 1500) (70.4%)
  • Persian (53%)
  • Polish (93.8%)
  • Portuguese (100%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (87.6%)
  • Slovak (94.5%)
  • Spanish (98.8%)
  • Swedish (94%)
  • Turkish (100%)
  • Vietnamese (65.2%)

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 18.05.08 is

Credits

We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 18.05.08:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 18.05.08.

  • Nightly Build Bot (2)
  • Colin Campbell (1)
  • Nick Clemens (8)
  • TomÃs Cohen Arazi (4)
  • Marcel de Rooy (3)
  • Jonathan Druart (11)
  • Lucas Gass (2)
  • Andrew Isherwood (1)
  • Jesse Maseto (2)
  • Julian Maurice (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (2)
  • Koha translators (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 18.05.08

  • abunchofthings.net (2)
  • BibLibre (5)
  • bugs.koha-community.org (11)
  • ByWater-Solutions (12)
  • PTFS-Europe (3)
  • Rijksmuseum (3)
  • Theke Solutions (4)

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

  • Hugo Agud (1)
  • Alex Arnaud (2)
  • Nazlı Çetin (1)
  • Nick Clemens (32)
  • Tomas Cohen Arazi (1)
  • Marcel de Rooy (8)
  • Jonathan Druart (6)
  • Charles Farmer (4)
  • Katrin Fischer (4)
  • Lucas Gass (24)
  • Lucas Gass (1)
  • Owen Leonard (4)
  • Jesse Maseto (15)
  • Julian Maurice (3)
  • Kyle M Hall (2)
  • Josef Moravec (3)
  • Eric Phetteplace (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (47)
  • Pierre-Marc Thibault (3)
  • 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 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 22 Jan 2019 17:06:47.

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