[Koha] Koha version 3.6.8 released

Jared Camins-Esakov jcamins at cpbibliography.com
Wed Aug 22 14:48:05 NZST 2012

The Koha community is proud to release Koha version This is a
bugfix release, and contains a number of important fixes

You can obtain Koha from the http://download.koha-community.org
site. Debian packages will be available from the
http://debian.koha-community.org shortly also.

Please read the release notes below for more information

22 Aug 2012

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 3.6.8 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.6.8 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.6.8

7329    critical        The "undo import into catalog" command deletes
items onloan without checking
7834    critical        order search at the top of acq does nothing
8289    critical        Upgrading from 2.2 does not work anymore
2505    major           enable Perl warnings in all modules and scripts
8315    major           fix 'C4::Output 3.02' errors in Koha

Bugs fixed in 3.6.8

4838    normal          Repeated authority headings break biblio record
data entry form
6634    normal          manager_id not populated when paying fines
6720    normal          Saved authorities always show as 'Default'
7586    normal          Search: Language restriction does  NOT show
expected results (no items shown)
7807    normal          GetSuggestionFromBiblionumber takes only one
7886    normal          C4/ShelfBrowser slow SQL performance
7900    normal          Link to vendor from subscription details is broken
7952    normal          PDF::Reuse under plack writes to console STDOUT
instead to browser
8136    normal          Changes the expected lenght of 100$a in
8171    normal          Improper escaping of quotes during z39.50 queries
leads to broken html
8197    normal          Software error when you have cleaned cookies in
your browser and try to past the url to opac-topissues.pl
8226    normal          'OpacFooter' markup/css improvements
8282    normal          Bug in modules list in about.pl
5312    minor   XHTML correction in authority summary
6141    minor   html glitches causing problems to translator
6679    minor   Fixing code so it passes basic Perl::Critic tests
7815    minor   Order pickup library list by name rather than by code
8009    minor   Item descriptive data not populated on pay.pl
8166    minor   Adding new currencies & exchange rates if not fill any
field it save blank record
8191    minor   New value for 8 position in coded data field 100 in unimarc
8232    minor   Comments in OPAC contain untranslatable javascript messages
6350    trivial Bug for tracking updates to the history file
7143    trivial Bug for tracking changes to the about page
7367    trivial General OPAC typo omnibus
7368    trivial General staff client typo omnibus
7994    trivial Syntax error in yaml (syspref) files
8222    trivial The zip code field is mandatory by default
8138    enhancement     Add 773$t field to xslt
8216    enhancement     Enable critic tests on SIP modules

New sysprefs in 3.6.8

  * BorrowerMandatoryField

System requirements

    Important notes:

    * Perl 5.10 is required
    * Zebra is required


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, only the English version of the
Koha manual is available:


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:

  * Arabic (51%)
  * Chinese (China) (96%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  * Danish (100%)
  * English (New Zealand) (100%)
  * English (USA)
  * English (United Kingdom) (64%)
  * French (99%)
  * French (Canada) (95%)
  * German (100%)
  * Greek (94%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (62%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (99%)
  * Spanish (100%)
  * Tetun (52%)

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 3.6 is

Release Manager:        Chris Cormack <chrisc at catalyst.net.nz>
Documentation Manager:  Nicole C Engard <nengard at gmail.com>
Translation Manager:    Frédéric Demians <frederic at tamil.fr>
QA Manager:             Ian Walls <ian.walls at bywatersolutions.com>
Bug Wranglers:          MJ Ray, Marcel de Rooy, Paul Poulain, Mason James

Past Release Maintainer (3.6.x):
                        Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger at foundations.edu>
Release Maintainer (3.6.x):
                        Jared Camins-Esakov <jcamins at cpbibliography.com>


We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.6.8.
     1  D Ruth Bavousett
     5  Jared Camins-Esakov
     3  Colin Campbell
     4  Chris Cormack
     1  Christophe Croullebois
     2  Frédéric Demians
     1  Jonathan Druart
     3  Katrin Fischer
     1  Amit Gupta
     1  Kyle M Hall
     2  Claire Hernandez
     2  Mason James
     1  Srdjan Jankovic
     1  Owen Leonard
     1  Julian Maurice
     1  Matthias Meusburger
     4  Sophie Meynieux
     3  Dobrica Pavlinusic
     1  Maxime Pelletier
     4  Paul Poulain
     3  Marcel de Rooy
     1  Fridolyn SOMERS
     1  Robin Sheat
     1  Marc Veron
     2  christophe croullebois

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.6.8.

     51 Jared Camins-Esakov
      1 François Charbonnier
     41 Chris Cormack
      2 Michael Davis
      5 Katrin Fischer
      1 Marijana Glavica
      3 Kyle M Hall
      1 Owen Leonard
      1 Sophie Meynieux
     31 Paul Poulain
      2 Martin Renvoize
      3 Marcel de Rooy
      1 Robin Sheat
      2 Marc Veron
      1 Stacey Walker

We regret any omissions.  If a contributor has been inadvertantly missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
koha-patches at 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 3.6.x.

The last Koha release was 3.8.2, which was released on June 22, 2012.

Bugs and feature requests

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


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