[Koha] Koha 3.2.10 is now available

Chris Nighswonger cnighswonger at foundations.edu
Mon Jun 20 13:50:58 NZST 2011

It is with pleasure that I announce the release of Koha 3.2.10.

Note: This is potentially the final release of the 3.2.x branch.

Please act accordingly with new implementations and upgrades.

The package can be retrieved from:


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


Release notes for 3.2.10 are below.

Come and get it!

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.2.10 - 19 June 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 3.2.10 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


With the release of 3.4.1, the 3.2.x branch is nearing its EOL.
A motion will be made at the August 2011 general IRC meeting to
officially announce EOL for the 3.2.x branch. Unless someone or some entity
steps forward to take over 3.2.x maintenance, this date will mark the
official EOL for the 3.2.x branch. Please keep this in mind when planning
new deployments and upgrades to existing systems.

Highlights of 3.2.10

This release marks over 700 commits since the release of 3.2.0. That
represents nearly 90 commits per month since 3.2.0! Congratulations
are due to the entire community for all of the hard work which has gone
into improving Koha during this release cycle!

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

2246    Label printing doesn't work with Unicode characters (Improved
        work-around rather than a fix.)
3072    'Heading-Main' authority-index breaks authority searching in
4993    ldap search always anonymous when using auth_by_bind
5860    Adding duplicate stocknumber will fail silently
5094    auth_by_bind authentication can fail even if given a correct
        password and userid

Bugs fixed in 3.2.10

3013    Value builder for 006 and 008 need choices for all format types
5653    default new label layout and sample data have broken call
        number placeholder
5684    Z3950 search on OCLC pulls in items (tag 952)
6061    C4::Context clearing up system preference on update
6131    (unimarc only) improper index name for personal-name
6091    Remove undeclared syspref OPACAdvSearchInputCount
6152    Authority-zebra-indexdefs.xsl should indicate it's automatically
6218    patron login gets an initial dot added when no first name
6315    depreciation warnings in C4::Serials in new perls
6350    Bug for tracking updates to the history file
6401    Give Ian Walls credit in the history file.
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 3.2.10:

Alex Arnaud
Jared Camins-Esakov
Colin Campbell
Fernando Canizo
Frédérick Capovilla
Galen Charlton
Tomas Cohen Arazi
Chris Cormack
Jeremy Crabtree
Frédéric Demians
Jonathan Druart
Katrin Fischer
Owen Leonard
Chris Nighswonger
Dobrica Pavlinusic
Marcel de Rooy
Salvador Zaragoza Rubio
ruth at bywatersolutions.com
Fridolyn Somers

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 3.6 Release Team and all
who participated in QA for their diligent labors in testing and pushing well
over 700 patches since the 3.2.0 relese. Their continued work very much makes
possible the release of 3.2.10 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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