[Koha] Koha 3.8.17 released

Chris Hall chrish at catalyst.net.nz
Sat Aug 24 20:29:59 NZST 2013

The koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.8.17.
This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes.

As always you can download the release from

24 Aug 2013

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 3.8.17 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:

    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.8.17 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 0 features, 2 enhancements and 23 bugfixes.

New features in 3.8.17


Enhancements in 3.8.17

Acquisitions ----------
    10514   Add item link on acquisitions add item is too small

    10411   Add cache control headers to static resources in the apache config

Critical bugs fixed in 3.8.17

    10088   critical    Software error when filling a basket with staged record

    10384   major   Software error when LDAP connexion fails

    10490   major   Overdue fines cap (amount) in circulation rules is saved incorrectly (rounded)

    10560   major   No way to disable english

Other bugs fixed in 3.8.17

    7143    trivial Bug for tracking changes to the about page

    10556   normal  Deliverytime is not inserted on adding a supplier
    10535   minor   By default sort funds by name

Architecture, internals, and plumbing
    10527   normal  C4::Branch::get_branch_code_from_name is useless

    10029   normal  CAS authentication fails in OPAC reserve

    9113    normal  Batch modification removes +
    9533    normal  Batch item modification should ignore defaults
    9770    minor   C4::ClassSortRoutine::Dewey can pad the wrong part of a call number internally
    10448   minor   Changing framework when cataloguing clears all fields
    10428   trivial Undefined check in add additem.pl

    5894    normal  Adding multiple items from a cart to a list shows only the first title

    10127   normal  Printoverdues.sh should tar only pdf files

    10484   normal  Serials-edit.pl not checking for barcode field before checking for barcode subfield
    10563   normal  Link to edit subscription from 'check expiraton' page is broken

    10497   normal  Star ratings not showing right in ccsr detail
    10422   minor   Remove references to unused and non-existent wizard.css
    9519    trivial Wrong language code for Italian in the advanced search language limitations

Test Suite
    10290   normal  UT: VirtualShelves.t needs to create its own data
    10386   normal  UT: VirtualShelves.t needs some more adjustments

New sysprefs in 3.8.17

System requirements

    Important notes:
    * Perl 5.10 is required
    * Zebra is required


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



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

  * English (USA)
  * Arabic (97%)
  * Armenian (97%)
  * Chinese (China) (63%)
  * Danish (100%)
  * English (New Zealand) (97%)
  * French (97%)
  * French (Canada) (74%)
  * German (100%)
  * German (Switzerland) (96%)
  * Greek (92%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Kurdish (91%)
  * Maori (67%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (65%)
  * Portuguese (97%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (97%)
  * Slovak (100%)
  * Spanish (100%)
  * Turkish (100%)

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 3.8.17 is

  Release Manager:       Paul Poulain <paul.poulain at biblibre.com>
  Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard <nengard at gmail.com>
  Installation Documentation Managers:
                         Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux at ecp.fr>
                         Mason James <mtj at kohaaloha.com>
  Translation Manager:   Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel at gmail.com>
  QA Manager:            Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer at bsz-bw.de>
  QA Team:               Chris Cormack <chrisc at catalyst.net.nz>
                         Marcel de Rooy <M.de.Rooy at rijksmuseum.nl>,
                         Jonathan Druart <jonathan.druart at biblibre.com>,
                         Brendan Gallagher <brendan at bywatersolutions.com>
                         Kyle Hall <kyle at bywatersolutions.com>
                         Mason James <mtj at kohaaloha.com>
                         Paul Poulain <paul.poulain at biblibre.com>
  Bug Wranglers:         Magnus Enger <magnus at enger.priv.no>
  Packaging Manager:     Robin Sheat <robin at catalyst.net.nz>
  Live CD Manager:       Nguyen Quoc Uy <nguyenquocuy_1102 at yahoo.com>
  VM Manager:            Samuel Desseaux <samuel.desseaux at ecp.fr>

  Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Hall <chrish at catalyst.net.nz>
  Release Maintainer (3.10.x): Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel <bgkriegel at gmail.com>
  Release Maintainer (3.12.x): Tomás Cohen Arazi <tomascohen at gmail.com>


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored
new features in Koha 3.8.17:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.17.
  *      1  Galen Charlton
  *      1  David Cook
  *      1  Chris Cormack
  *      4  Jonathan Druart
  *      2  Jason Etheridge
  *      2  Katrin Fischer
  *      1  Chris Hall
  *      2  Kyle M Hall
  *      1  Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *      1  Sonia LEMAIRE
  *      3  Owen Leonard
  *      1  Sophie Meynieux
  *      2  Marcel de Rooy
  *      5  Fridolyn SOMERS
  *      2  Robin Sheat
  *      1  Marc Veron

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.17
  *       3 ACPL                                                                                          
  *       2 BSZ BW                                                                                         
  *      11 BibLibre                                                                                    
  *       1 BigBallOfWax                                                                          
  *       2 ByWater-Solutions                                                                   
  *       2 Catalyst                                                                                 
  *       3 Equinox                                                                                   
  *       1 Prosentient Systems
  *       2 Rijksmuseum                                                                               
  *       2 unidentified
  *       1 veron.ch

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.8.17.
  *      27 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *       2 Jared Camins-Esakov
  *      30 Galen Charlton
  *       1 David Cook
  *      12 Chris Cormack
  *       3 Jonathan Druart
  *       1 Nicole C. Engard
  *       2 Jason Etheridge
  *      11 Katrin Fischer
  *      28 Chris Hall
  *      10 Kyle M Hall
  *       1 Mason James
  *      28 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *       2 Owen Leonard
  *       1 Liz Rea
  *       2 Marcel de Rooy
  *       1 Paola Rossi
  *       1 Mathieu Saby
  *       1 Silvia Simonetti
  *       2 Srdjan

We regret any omissions.  If a contributor has been inadvertently 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 3.8.x.

The last Koha release was 3.8.14, which was released on June 23, 2013.

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)

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