[Koha] Koha 3.4.2 is now available

Chris Nighswonger cnighswonger at foundations.edu
Wed Jun 29 11:50:06 NZST 2011

It is with pleasure that I announce the release of Koha 3.4.2.

The package can be retrieved from:


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


Release notes for 3.4.2 are below.

Come and get it!

RELEASE NOTES FOR KOHA 3.4.2 - 27 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 3.4.2 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.4.2 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.4.2

6518    blocker     XSS vulnerabilities in the OPAC
2246    critical    Label printing doesn't work with Unicode characters
4993    critical    ldap search always anonymous when using auth_by_bind
5658    critical    can't delete subfields in frameworks
5683    critical    link_bibs_to_authorities.pl can corrupt records
5860    critical    Adding duplicate stocknumber will fail silently
6343    critical    Label Creator not working, Current Branch: NULL
6395    critical    cannot create routing list - template error?
6472    critical    HidePatronName no longer works as stated
6525    critical    hold filled emails not going out
3140    major       It is possible to email someone else's private list
4319    major       waiting items cannot be reserved
5094    major       auth_by_bind authentication can fail even if given a
                    correct password and userid
5918    major       When AddPatronLists is set to "general" and
                    EnhancedMessagingPreferences is set, messaging prefs
                    not copied from defaults
6258    major       Guided reports wizard 'Build new' brings up empty page
6300    major       can't get to other pages of marc import
6340    major       Pagination bar on guided reports result page broken
6351    major       Cannot delete library-specific circulation rules
6370    major       news showing that it's for the opac when it's for the
                    librarian interface
6452    major       Missing SQL placeholders
6497    major       MARC URLs not showing up in both OPAC and staff client
                    Details page under non-XSLT view

Bugs fixed in 3.4.2

5509    Packaging scripts get upset when there's an LDAP configuration
in the koha_conf.xml
5653    default new label layout and sample data have broken call
number placeholder
5684    Z3950 search on OCLC pulls in items (tag 952)
5868    Subject indexes do not search most 6xx fields
6031    koha-rebuild-zebra doesn't allow XML and verbose indexing
6067    When Add Duplicate changing framework would lose data
6103    Many MARC21 fields not searched with CCL indexes due to misconfiguration
6131    (unimarc only) improper index name for personal-name
6170    'More options' in advanced search broken
6306    It is not possible edit news
6337    Variable scope errors in staff client cart print view
6338    Datepickers on OPAC hold form does not work
6342    Help link doesn't popup anymore contextual help page
6353    Erroneous prefixes before the singleBranchMode preference
6355    Late orders report shows cancelled orders
6363    The "Item Location" selectbox in inventory.pl doesn't appear
when the default MARC framework is the only one avaiable.
6364    Display of item availability broken on OPAC detail screen
6365    Missing information about tab number when mandatory fields unfilled
6402    Lists sorted by year appear to be empty
6408    column alignment off on the patron categories admin
6409    pagination bar for guided report output does not work if
report has parameters
6417    Template variable errors in Guided Reports
6436    Don't allow deletion of an itemtype used in items.itype
6444    Encoding problems with vendor names in subscription-add.pl
6446    batch item deletion interface problems
6463    Authorities browsing error when using auth. plugins
6487    No error explanation if patron expiration date is missing
6510    "Sort by" in intranet search alters search and number of hits
6512    Time missing from Item circulation history table
6521    Editing a patron fails with blank cardnumber
5268    Language Issue: Debarred
5714    Unescaped ampersands in OPAC facets
6091    Remove undeclared syspref OPACAdvSearchInputCount
6357    Items (un)availability not displayed correctly (OPAC)
6367    'Preview MARC' hover button does not show correct MARC record
6375    Markup and style corrections for overdue report
6377    fines should be red on patron search
6378    Misaligned columns on tags approval page
6388    Broken pager images in branch_transfer_limits.tt
6389    Administration menu like Tools menu
6397    Mis-named variable in .TT causes table cell shift
6442    opacnav pref explained wrong
6453    The "Compare barcodes list to results" functionnality of
inventory.pl can't find barcodes
6462    Authority type is not displayed in OPAC
5020    on patron record sex should be gender
6332    missing 'clear date' link
6350    Bug for tracking updates to the history file
6401    Give Ian Walls credit in the history file.
6459    Needless call to C4::Context->dbh in C4::Templates::themelanguage()
5929    Use branch admin email for advance_notice.pl emails
6050    GetItemsInfo ignores second parameter
6294    Add {BIBLIONUMBER} parsing support to SearchForTitleIn syspref
6347    Bug in opac-reserve.pl stopping item level holds
6362    Fix MARC display in OPAC
6415    Can't make a patron card batch
6429    Updating development team in about
6433    rebuild_zebra.pl does not handle MARC::Record exceptions gracefully
6464    Add inconsistence check for '%s' count in tmpl_process3.pl
6491    Add Div in privacy page

System requirements

    Changes since 3.2:

    * Template::Toolkit


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:

  * 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 3.4 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>
Release Maintainer (3.2.x):
                        Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger at foundations.edu>
Release Maintainer (3.4.x):
                        Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger at foundations.edu>
QA Manager:             Colin Campbell


We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to
Koha 3.4.2.

Tomas Cohen Arazi
Alex Arnaud
D Ruth Bavousett
Jared Camins-Esakov
Colin Campbell
Frédérick Capovilla
Galen Charlton
Chris Cormack
Jeremy Crabtree
Elliott Davis
Frédéric Demians
Nicole C. Engard
Magnus Enger
Katrin Fischer
Srdjan Janković
Janusz Kaczmarek
Owen Leonard
Frère Sébastien Marie
Ricardo Dias Marques
Chris Nighswonger
Dobrica Pavlinusic
Ian Walls
MJ Ray
Liz Rea
Marcel de Rooy
Robin Sheat
Fridolyn Somers

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 Koha 3.4.x (i.e., this version of Koha and future bugfix
releases) is 3.4.x.

The next major feature release of Koha will be Koha 3.6.0.

Bugs and feature requests

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


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