The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 20.11.04.

Koha 20.11.04 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at:

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

Koha 20.11.04 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 9 enhancements, 53 bugfixes.

System requirements

These are the recommendations for deployment.

Enhancements

Acquisitions

  • [27794] Add link to biblio in lateorders page

    This patch modifies the display of bibliographic records in the acquisitions report of late orders so that the title of the record is a link to the corresponding bibliographic details page.

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [27930] Move escape* functions from acq/parcel.tt to be re-usable

Authentication

  • [18506] SSO – Shibboleth Only Mode

    This enhancement adds a system preference to allow libraries to enable shibboleth to work as the only authentication method available for their library and as such practice fully devolved authentication.

    When combined with the OpacPublic preference, this can be used to enable seamless Single Sign On, where the user simply browses to the OPAC in their web browser and if already logged in on their domain they will automatically be logged in in koha too.

Command-line Utilities

  • [27048] Add timestamps to verbose output of rebuild_zebra.pl

Hold requests

  • [24359] Remove items from Holds Queue when checked in

    This development makes Koha trigger an update on the holds queue when items are checked in. This way, the holds queue will be updated faster than the default 1 hour frequency (cronjob).

    Note: this doesn’t trigger the more expensive task of recalculating the whole queue, which remains a cronjob-based task.

MARC Bibliographic record staging/import

  • [26199] Record matching rule match check should include Leader/LDR

    This patch extends the functionality of the existing record matching rules by allowing comparisons based on the fixed-length MARC leader. To reference the leader in a matching rule, enter “LDR” for the MARC tag in your matching rule setup. The offset and length values can be used to further refine your match.

REST API

  • [27366] Add GET /patrons/:patron_id/holds

    This enhancements adds the GET /patrons/{patron_id}/holds endpoint to the REST API.

SIP2

  • [26591] Add a choice to prevent the checkout or warn the user if CheckPrevCheckout is used via SIP2

    Some libraries would like patrons to be able to check out items with prior checkouts via SIP even if the CheckPrevIssue preference is enabled.

    This feature is enabled by adding the flag prevcheckout_block_checkout to an account in the SIP configuration file, and setting the value of it to “0”.

Templates

  • [27792] Improve jEditable configuration for point of sale fields

    This patch improves interactions with inline-editable fields in the Point of Sale interface to prevent jumpy table re-draws and to enforce the required currenty/number input types.

Critical bugs fixed

Acquisitions

  • [26997] Database Mysql Version 8.0.22 failed to Update During Upgrade
  • [27828] New order from staged file is broken

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [26363] Provide a systemd unit file for background_jobs_worker
  • [27534] koha upgrade throws SQL error while applying Bug 25333 – Change message transport type for Talking Tech from “phone” to “itiva”
  • [27821] sanitize_zero_date does not handle datetime

Circulation

  • [26208] Overdues restrictions not consistently removed when renewing multiple items at once
  • [26457] DB DeadLock when renewing checkout items
  • [27808] Item’s onloan column remains unset if a checked out item is issued to another patron without being returned first

Hold requests

  • [27071] Hold pickup library match not enforced correctly on intranet when using hold groups

    When using library groups, the rules for placing holds did not always work as expected. This fixes these rules so that when patrons are part of a library in a group, they can only place a hold for items held in that library group. It also improves the error messages.

    Example:

    • There are two library groups with distinct libraries in each (Group A and B).
    • Default rules for all libraries are: Hold Policy = “From local hold group” and Hold pickup library match to “Patron’s hold group”, AllowHoldPolicyOverride is Don’t allow.
    • You can place a hold for a patron that belongs to one of the Group A libraries, for an item only held in a Group A library.
    • You can’t place a hold for that item for a patron from a Group B library.

Holidays

  • [27835] Closed days offsets with one day

MARC Authority data support

  • [27737] Tag editor for authority lookup broken in authority editor

    This patch changes the markup structure for the authorities editor so that it better matches that of the basic bibliographic record editor. This allows the authority-linking JavaScript to correctly target fields on both pages.

OPAC

  • [27626] Patron self-registration breaks if categorycode and password are hidden
  • [27860] Bad KohaAdminEmailAddress breaks patron self registration and password reset feature

Patrons

  • [27933] Order patron search broken (dateofbirth, cardnumber, expirationdate)

Plugin architecture

  • [27820] plugins_nightly.pl script missing use

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [27597] Searching “kw:term” does not work with Elasticsearch
  • [27784] Unknown authority types break elasticsearch authorities indexing

    This patch fixes Elasticsearch indexing failures caused by ‘SUBDIV’ type authority records in Koha. It skips the step of parsing the authorities into the linking form if the type contains ‘_SUBD’.

    Notes:

    • Koha currently doesn’t have support for ‘SUBDIV’ type authority records.
    • They can be added to the authority types in the staff interface, however, values are hard coded in various modules and Koha has no concept of how to link a subfield heading to a record, as we only deal in whole fields.

Other bugs fixed

About

  • [27661] Clarify error for message broker

Acquisitions

  • [23675] UseACQFrameworkForBiblioRecords default framework is missing LDR breaking encoding
  • [23929] Invoice adjustments should filter inactive funds
  • [27813] Purchase suggestions should sort by suggesteddate rather than title

    This changes the list of purchase suggestions so that the oldest suggestions are shown first, rather than by title. (This was the behaviour before Koha 20.05).

Architecture, internals, and plumbing

  • [26742] Add configuration for message broker
  • [27680] API DataTables Wrapper fails for ordering on multi-data-field columns
  • [27714] Koha::NewsItem->author explodes if the author has been removed

    This fixes the cause of errors occurring for the display of news items where the author of no longer exists in Koha.

Cataloging

  • [25777] Datatables on z3950_search.pl show incorrect number of entries
  • [26964] Advanced editor no longer selects newly created macros

    This patch fixes the behaviour for saving of new macros using the advanced editor. Before this fix the newly created macro wasn’t selected and the automatic save (there isn’t a save option) had nothing to save.

  • [27578] Searchid not initialized when adding a new record

Circulation

  • [25690] SIP should not allow to check out an item in transfer because of a hold to another patron

    • Proper warning messages are added in staff interface when trying to initiate transfer to an attached hold.

    • Checking out someone else’s hold that is in transit is prevented

  • [27058] Cannot place hold to ordered item when on shelf holds are not allowed

Database

  • [7806] Don’t use 0000-00-00 to signal a non-existing date

Hold requests

  • [27729] Code around SkipHoldTrapOnNotForLoanValue contains two perl bugs

I18N/L10N

  • [27815] “Remove” in point of sale untranslatable
  • [27816] “Click to edit” in Point of sale is untranslatable

OPAC

  • [27650] Wrong variable passed to the template in opac-main

Patrons

  • [27717] Date of birth fails to display for babies under 1 year
  • [27822] Wrong systempreference for AddressFormat (es-ES)

REST API

  • [27330] Wrong return status when no enrollments in club holds
  • [27593] Inconsistent return status on club holds routes

SIP2

  • [27014] SIP2 cannot find patrons at checkin

Searching

  • [27745] Use of uninitialized value in hash element error at C4/Search.pm

Searching – Elasticsearch

  • [26051] Elasticsearch uses the wrong field for callnumber sorting

    This fixes the sorting of search results by call number when using Elasticsearch. Currently it does not sort correctly (uses local-classification instead of cn-sort) and may also cause error messages “No results found” and “Error: Unable to perform your search. Please try again.”. This also matches the behaviour used by Zebra.

  • [27316] In mappings use yes/no for sortable

Searching – Zebra

  • [8426] Map ︡a to a and t︠ to t for searching (Non-ICU)

Serials

  • [27332] When renewing a serial subscription, show note and library only if RenewSerialAddsSuggestion is used

Staff Client

  • [27776] Point of Sale ‘This sale’ table should not be sorted by default
  • [27777] Improve tables on Point of Sale page for low screen resolutions

System Administration

  • [27703] Can’t navigate in Authorized values

    This fixes an issue when navigating authorized value categories – if you selected an authorized value category from the drop down list it wouldn’t change to the selected category.

  • [27713] Duplicate search field IDs in MARC framework administration template
  • [27716] Insufficient access control for printer profiles

    This change moves the label creator pages, including the printer profiles management, under the ‘lable_creator’ permission under tools. This gives a more refined access permission for this area of functionality.

  • [27798] Independent branches should have a warning

Templates

  • [27752] Correct ESLint errors in batchMod.js

    This patch makes minor changes to batchMod.js used in Tools > Batch item modification. This addresses errors raised by ESLint, including white space changes, to make sure it meets coding guideline JS8: Follow guidelines set by ESLint.

  • [27754] Correct eslint errors in basket.js

    This patch makes minor changes to basket.js in the staff interface templates to remove ESLint warnings. Besides whitespace changes, most changes are to correct undeclared or unnecessarily declared variables.

  • [27795] Misalignment of TOTAL value in lateorders page

    New sysprefs

  • ChargeFinesOnClosedDays

Documentation

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

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

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at

Translations

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

  • Arabic (99.8%)
  • Armenian (100%)
  • Armenian (Classical) (89%)
  • Catalan; Valencian (50.1%)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (88.5%)
  • Czech (73.1%)
  • English (New Zealand) (59.6%)
  • English (USA)
  • Finnish (78.3%)
  • French (78.9%)
  • French (Canada) (91.4%)
  • German (100%)
  • German (Switzerland) (67%)
  • Greek (60.8%)
  • Hindi (100%)
  • Italian (100%)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (63.5%)
  • Polish (71.3%)
  • Portuguese (77.3%)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) (88.8%)
  • Russian (93.6%)
  • Slovak (80.7%)
  • Spanish (98.8%)
  • Swedish (74.6%)
  • Telugu (79.7%)
  • Turkish (94.8%)
  • Ukrainian (64.1%)

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 20.11.04 is

  • Release Manager: Jonathan Druart

  • Release Manager assistants:

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

  • QA Team:

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

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

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

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

  • Documentation Team:

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

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

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

Credits

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 20.11.04.

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (18)
  • Philippe Blouin (1)
  • Nick Clemens (11)
  • David Cook (6)
  • Jonathan Druart (36)
  • Katrin Fischer (1)
  • Kyle M Hall (5)
  • Mason James (1)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (11)
  • Owen Leonard (11)
  • Matthias Meusburger (1)
  • Agustín Moyano (2)
  • Martin Renvoize (19)
  • Phil Ringnalda (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (2)
  • Samir Shah (1)
  • Fridolin Somers (7)
  • Koha Translators (1)
  • Petro Vashchuk (1)

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed
patches to Koha 20.11.04

  • Athens County Public Libraries (11)
  • BibLibre (8)
  • Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ) (1)
  • ByWater-Solutions (16)
  • Chetco Community Public Library (2)
  • Independant Individuals (1)
  • Koha Community Developers (36)
  • KohaAloha (1)
  • Prosentient Systems (6)
  • PTFS-Europe (19)
  • regulusweb.com (1)
  • Rijks Museum (2)
  • Solutions inLibro inc (1)
  • Theke Solutions (20)
  • University of Helsinki (11)

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

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (15)
  • Sonia Bouis (1)
  • Nick Clemens (13)
  • Michal Denar (1)
  • Jonathan Druart (101)
  • Katrin Fischer (25)
  • Martha Fuerst (2)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (3)
  • Lucas Gass (3)
  • Didier Gautheron (1)
  • Victor Grousset (3)
  • Kyle M Hall (16)
  • Sally Healey (1)
  • Barbara Johnson (1)
  • Joonas Kylmälä (1)
  • Owen Leonard (6)
  • Kelly McElligott (1)
  • Matthias Meusburger (1)
  • David Nind (23)
  • Séverine Queune (1)
  • Martin Renvoize (66)
  • Phil Ringnalda (2)
  • Marcel de Rooy (20)
  • Lisette Scheer (2)
  • Fridolin Somers (135)
  • Petro Vashchuk (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 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 24 mars 2021 11:25:38.

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of version 19.11.16.

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 20.05.10.
This is a maintenance release and contains many bug-fixes and
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Thank you very much to everyone involved in this release.

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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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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.