[Koha] Koha releases

Harris, Gary, DCA Gary.Harris at state.nm.us
Sat Jul 3 04:39:23 NZST 2010

Hmm. Here's a random thought: If we take community out of Koha, will the
software end up, as in Linux, as Koha, Offical Koha, Harley Koha
(example only), Liblime Koha (example only), PTFS Koha (example only),
etc.? E.g. Will people start asking of Koha, which distro are you using?
Which flavor of Koha do you like best?
Gary L. Harris,   M.L.S.   M.A.
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From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz
[mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of vtl at scls.lib.wi.us
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 10:21 AM
To: Nicole Engard
Cc: koha
Subject: Re: [Koha] Koha releases

Thanks for the clarification Nicole.  I would further say that "Harley"
is a trunk <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trunk_%28software%29>  not a
fork (as was once explained to me by an Evergreen developer).  "Harley"
is temporary, while Koha is permanent. I don't think my vendor has
implied that "Harley" is better.  They have said that it has features
that are not yet in Koha.

I would venture to say that we librarians are struggling with this new
terminology but we are trying our best to understand.


On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Nicole Engard <nengard at gmail.com>

	2010/7/2 Lori Bowen Ayre <lori.ayre at galecia.com>:
	> contracts with customers.  Then, when customers insist on
developing huge
	> blocks of code (multiple new features), they will know what
that means --- a
	> much bigger cost to them because of the gargantuan effort
involved in
	> getting their final product back into the community version.
	I agree with what everyone before me has said, the process is in
	place, it has been in place for years and has worked pretty darn
	 What I want us all to agree on here and now is that there is no
	"community version" - there is Koha.  Koha is the official
release of
	the software and it is developed by a community of developers
	users worldwide, but it's not the "community version" versus
	other versions" - it's Koha and "not yet Koha"  ("not yet"
because the
	code hasn't been integrated into the official product yet).
	I think this is part of why users/librarians are so confused.
	are told there is a "community version" and then a "version from
	vendor" implying that one is better than and one is less than.
	fact is that it's all software that serves a purpose and I won't
	debate which is better - I just don't really want to talk about
	official version of the software - Koha - as the "community
	Just my 2 cents.
	Nicole C. Engard
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	Koha at lists.katipo.co.nz

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