[Koha] Koha 3.6.10 released

Jared Camins-Esakov jcamins at cpbibliography.com
Wed Oct 24 01:59:44 NZDT 2012

The Koha release team are proud to announce the release of 3.6.10. This is
a maintenance and security release, and contains a lot of useful bug fixes,
as well as fixing several serious security vulnerabilities. Everyone
running an earlier version of Koha 3.6 is strongly encouraged to update to

You can download the release from
http://download.koha-community.orgpackages will be available shortly

Please read on for the release notes.

23 Oct 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 3.6.10 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.6.10 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Highlights of 3.6.10

7589 blocker tinymce editor broken in .deb packages - in 'en' templates
8071 blocker link beween bib and authorities with the authid
3652 critical XSS vulnerabilities
8162 critical packaging scripts create user incorrectly
8447 critical can't save new records / indicator error
8497 critical Strange behavior when modifying the 'timeout' system
8576 critical Software error on authority edition when using merge
8743 critical ZOOM error when merging authority change to biblios
6976 major User hold limit can be avoided by users in OPAC
7068 major autobarcode not working when duplicating patrons
8172 major Missing dereference marker for buildQuery parameter in
8678 major XSLT stylesheets output XML, but HTML is needed

Bugs fixed in 3.6.10

3782 normal delivered z39.50 targets wrong for NY Public Library and NY
University Library
4064 normal Uninitialized variable errors in opac-search.pl
6037 normal Invalid markup, missing breadcrumbs on Keyword to MARC Mapping
7628 normal Required format is not enforced for Patron Categories
8275 normal xml parsing error when the webservice GetPatronInfo/show_loans
is called
8350 normal Searching for a 10 or 13 digit string (with a number in it)
that does not exist in one's catalog will fail to affect SQL statement
correctly in C4::Breeding
8455 normal Check ins processed through "Check Out" tab of the Patron
Record ignore Circulation System Preferences
8594 normal A report containing a subquery that has a 'limit' will have
that limit stripped out
8659 normal Inactive funds in neworderempty not disabled in IE/Opera
8702 normal System preferences search does not allow accented letters
8705 normal Software error on help of main page
8716 normal Reordering of routing list entries doesn't work
8744 normal Thesaurus in authorities should not lock fields
8796 normal patron cards not starting on designated card
8810 normal Opac: Cart should display branchname instead of branchcode
7690 minor hidelostitems not working in Normal Display
8339 minor div id="login" should be id="login_controls" in header.inc
8421 minor patron images fail when barcode for patron has a +
8533 minor Non-numeric cardnumbers screw up autoMemberNum
8646 minor Certain search terms cause browser "script taking too long" error
8677 minor table overlapping to the right on holds waiting
8721 minor typo in  AllowItemsOnHoldCheckout
8730 minor browse overlaying powered by
6655 trivial Sorting order of serial issues in OPAC
7143 trivial Bug for tracking changes to the about page
8012 trivial defaultSortOrder and OPACdefaultSortOrder are set to
"ascending" on install
8713 trivial Warning message triggered by clicking keyword to marc mapping.
8714 trivial Poorly ordered and triggers warning in marctagstructure.pl
8772 trivial Uninitialized variable triggers error log entry in
8806 enhancement Debian packaging updates

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:

  * Chinese (China) (95%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (99%)
  * Danish (99%)
  * English (New Zealand) (99%)
  * English (USA)
  * English (United Kingdom) (63%)
  * French (99%)
  * French (Canada) (94%)
  * German (100%)
  * Greek (93%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (62%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (98%)
  * Spanish (99%)
  * 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 3.6.10.
     1 D Ruth Bavousett
     6 Jared Camins-Esakov
     1 Colin Campbell
     1 David Cook
     3 Chris Cormack
     1 Elliott Davis
     1 Jonathan Druart
     1 Nicole Engard
     1 Katrin Fischer
     1 Chris Hall
     1 Kyle M Hall
     1 Mason James
     3 Owen Leonard
     1 Melia Meggs
     1 Maxime Pelletier
     1 Paul Poulain
     1 Meenakshi R
     1 MJ Ray
     7 Fridolyn SOMERS
     5 Robin Sheat
     7 Mark Tompsett
     3 Marc Veron

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.6.10.

      1 Tomas Cohen Arazi
     51 Jared Camins-Esakov
      1 Galen Charlton
      1 David Cook
     54 Chris Cormack
      1 Elliott Davis
      5 Jonathan Druart
      2 Nicole C. Engard
      2 Magnus Enger
      2 Katrin Fischer
      4 Kyle M Hall
      1 Mason James
      1 Doug Kingston
      7 Owen Leonard
      1 Melia Meggs
     34 Paul Poulain
      3 Marc Veron
      3 wajasu

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 3.8.6, which was released on October 22, 2012.

Bugs and feature requests

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


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