[Koha] Koha 3.2.4 is now available

Christopher Nighswonger chris.nighswonger at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 16:24:16 NZDT 2011

It is with pleasure that I announce the release of Koha 3.2.4.

The package can be retrieved from:


You can use the following checksum and signature files to verify the download:


Release notes for 3.2.3 are below the fold.

Come and get it!

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.2.4 - 22 February 2011

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 3.2.4 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


Koha 3.2.4 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.2.4

Some of the higher profile bugs addressed in this release are:

2341    items marked 'On Order' (notforloan == -1) don't interact
correctly with opac-reserve.tmpl
4263    repeatable subfields in items
5376    Batch Edit and Delete need Superlibrarian Permissions
5683    link_bibs_to_authorities.pl can corrupt records
5477    Test cases requiring database access fail
5681    Autobarcode using C4::Barcode has issues with leading zeros
and large values
5731    If an item doesn't have a collection code set, moredetail.pl will error

This release also contains a variety of minor enhancements improving
Koha's interface and underlying scripts as well as updates to several

Bugs fixed in 3.2.4

2742    Wrong language name in the preferences
3009    Change items.content field so it prints due date by default
3212    MARC21 leader plugins should force Leader/09 to 'a'
3319    Need a nicer error message when attempting to add a patron
with no libraries defined
4160    Currency Conversion dosn't handle rates other than 100
5115    Tags JavaScript includes many untranslatable strings
5140    In Chrome, drop-down menus disappear after using pop-up calendar
5230    MARC export by call number range results in a zero byte file
5661    Authority search return an "Error 500" when "Sort by" is set
to "No order"
5673    Incorrect Test of guarantorid
5689    System preference notifications are not translatable
5690    items.timestamp was not being updated when an item was edited
5691    If someone deletes all items, with independent branches on, it
deletes all
5699    Don't ignore subfield 3 when building a new record (UNIMARC specfic)
5700    Statuses not being set properly
5718    Moveitem has the wrong permissions
5735    Expanding/collapsing cloned fields in editor takes original field
5736    Fixing some zebra configuration errors in marc21/biblios/record.abs
5741    Extra comma causes JavaScript error in Internet Explorer
5745    overdues with fines not showing titles
5777    System preferences Tab content title and Save button partially
4306    Label manage batch listing should show item-level itemtype
5452    Overdue date color in borrower's today issues
5616    UTF-8 problem in Card View
5629    Adding anchor to holdings link in opac-detail.pl tabs
5665    Routing slip prints too wide for narrow printers
5702    Opac - Results : Highlight link need IF condition
5726    Fix a bug in the selection of biblios to merge
5727    Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string
5734    Fix column order in issue history
5751    Removing refetences to unused members quicksearch code/template
5759    When printing a borrowers information the secondary email
address is not printed
5769    notice tab disappearing on edit patron
5776    menu on funds wraps when only 1 fund
5649    Change wording on review.tmpl from white/blacklists to approved/rejected
5654    misc/installer_devel_notes not needed
5716    Whitespace correction for browse shelf link
4931    Stocktaking must be based on holdingbranch instead of homebranch
5506    Translation Process Simplification
5532    "Saved" message for sysprefs editor should show names of saved prefs
5733    Empty cart in intranet when session is closed
5760    Add the jquery table sorter to borrowers reading record

System requirements

    Changes since 3.0:

    * The minimum version of Perl required is now 5.8.8.
    * There are a number of new Perl module dependencies.
      Run ./koha_perl_deps.pl -u -m to get a list of
      any new modules to install during upgrade.


The structure of the acquisitions tables have changed significantly
from 3.0.x.  In particular, the budget hierarchy is quite different.
During an upgrade, a new database table is created called fundmapping
that contains a record of how budgets were mapped.  It is strongly
recommended that users of Koha 3.0.x acquisitions carefully review
the results of the upgrade before resuming ordering in Koha 3.2.x.


As of Koha 3.2, the Koha manual is now maintained in DocBook.  The
home page for Koha documentation is


As of the date of these release notes, several translations of the
Koha manual are available:

English: http://koha-community.org/documentation/3-2-manual/
Spanish: http://koha-community.org/documentation/3-2-manual-es/
French:  http://koha-community.org/documentation/3-2-manual-fr/

The Git repository for the Koha manual can be found at



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

  * Chinese
  * Danish
  * English (New Zealand)
  * English (USA)
  * French (France)
  * French (Canada)
  * German
  * Greek
  * Hindi
  * Italian
  * Norwegian
  * Portuguese
  * Spanish
  * Turkish

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 3.2 is

Release Manager:        Galen Charlton <gmcharlt at gmail.com>
Documentation Manager:  Nicole Engard <nengard at gmail.com>
Translation Manager:    Chris Cormack <chris at bigallofwax.co.nz>
Release Maintainer (3.0.x):
                        Henri-Damien Laurent <henridamien.laurent at biblibre.com>
Release Maintainer (3.2.x):
                        Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger at foundations.edu>


We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.2.4:

D Ruth Bavousett
Jared Camins-Esakov
Colin Campbell
Frédérick Capovilla
Jerome Charaoui
Galen Charlton
Chris Cormack
Frédéric Demians
Magnus Enger
Katrin Fischer
Henri-Damien LAURENT
Owen Leonard
Chris Nighswonger
Liz Rea
Marcel de Rooy
Paul Poulain
Brice Sanchez
David Schuster
Robin Sheat
Reed Wade
Ian Walls

We regret any omissions.  If a contributor has been inadvertantly missed,
please send patch against these release notes to
koha-patches at lists.koha-community.org.

The 3.2.x Release Maintainer especially thanks the 3.4 Release Team and all
who participated in QA for their diligent labors in testing and pushing well
over 330 patches since the 3.2.0 relese. Their continued work very much makes
possible the release of 3.2.4 on its announced schedule.

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 Koha 3.2.x (i.e., this version of Koha and future bugfix
releases) is 3.2.x.

The next major feature release of Koha will be Koha 3.4.0.

Bugs and feature requests

Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at


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