[Koha] Koha 3.8.18 released

Chris Hall chrish at catalyst.net.nz
Mon Sep 23 21:25:14 NZST 2013

The koha community is proud to announce the release of 3.8.18.
This is a maintenance release and contains many bugfixes.

As always you can download the release from

23 Jun 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 3.8.14 can be downloaded from:


Installation instructions can be found at:


    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.8.14 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

It includes 0 features, 3 enhancements and 27 bugfixes.

New features in 3.8.14


Enhancements in 3.8.14

Staff Client
	9507	Some code used to prevent form from being unexpectedly submitted is duplicated

	10015	UniqueItemFields could have link to database documentation
	10036	Adding header search to additem page

Critical bugs fixed in 3.8.14

Hold requests
	10166	major	Can't place holds on multiple titles if one or more are un-holdable

	10413	major	Odd space character brakes translation

Other bugs fixed in 3.8.14

	9824	normal	Hide basket with no expected items in basket list by bookseller
	10381	normal	Hide basket links should be improved

	9358	normal	Fixed field plugins for MARC21 should be updated for MARC21 update #15
	10178	trivial	Typos in plugins for 006 and 008 in MARC21

	10288	trivial	Tiny typo on "Pending offline circulation actions"

Command-line Utilities
	10326	minor	Bulkmarcimport.pl turns off  CataloguingLog sys pref

	6709	normal	Marc21_field_006.xml and marc21_field_008.xml can't be translated.
	10083	normal	In Transit string doesn't get translated in the staff interface

	10094	normal	Koha-list should have an --disabled option
	10144	normal	Koha-start-zebra error handling
	10146	normal	Koha-stop-zebra error handling
	10149	normal	Koha-restart-zebra error handling
	10157	normal	Koha-email-enable error handling
	10159	normal	Koha-rebuild-zebra error handling
	10259	normal	Koha-*-zebra scripts are expected to run without warnings if no instance name passed

	10184	trivial	Circulation History reverses sort order

Staff Client
	10310	normal	Prevent submit form pressing enter should be improved
	7368	trivial	General staff client typo omnibus

	10249	normal	Untranslatable strings in Javascript on OPAC detail page
	10284	minor	Missing spaces between label and content in XSLT view for 785/780
	10186	trivial	Typo in subscription-add.tt (years vs year)
	10191	trivial	2 option tags are not closed in unimarc_field_115a.tt and unimarc_field_116.tt
	10193	trivial	Copies should be holdings as label for items on MARC view
	10350	trivial	Capitalization: Home Library column in staff detail items table

Test Suite
	10296	minor	UT: db schemas are useless

New sysprefs in 3.8.14

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 (Taiwan) (75%)
  * Danish (100%)
  * English (New Zealand) (97%)
  * French (97%)
  * French (Canada) (74%)
  * German (97%)
  * German (Switzerland) (96%)
  * Greek (92%)
  * Italian (97%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (65%)
  * Portuguese (97%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (97%)
  * Slovak (100%)
  * Spanish (100%)
  * Turkish (97%)

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 3.8.14 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 3.8.14:
  * Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.14.
  *      7	Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      1	Colin Campbell
  *      1	Chris Cormack
  *      4	Jonathan Druart
  *      1	Magnus Enger
  *      3	Katrin Fischer
  *      1	Connor Fraser
  *      1	Chris Hall
  *      1	Janusz Kaczmarek
  *      4	Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *      6	Owen Leonard
  *      3	Marcel de Rooy
  *      1	Fridolyn SOMERS
  *      2	Mathieu Saby
  *      1	Lyon3 Team

We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.14
  *       6 ACPL
  *       3 BSZ BW
  *       5 BibLibre
  *       1 Catalyst
  *       1 Libriotech
  *       1 PTFS-Europe
  *       3 Rijksmuseum
  *       1 Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
  *       2 Université Rennes 2
  *      13 unidentified
  *       1 yahoo.com

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches
for Koha 3.8.14.
  *       1 Pierre Angot
  *      18 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *       1 Gaetan Boisson
  *      21 Jared Camins-Esakov
  *      22 Galen Charlton
  *       1 David Cook
  *      12 Chris Cormack
  *       8 Jonathan Druart
  *       1 Frederic Durand
  *       1 Nicole C. Engard
  *       7 Katrin Fischer
  *      23 Chris Hall
  *       2 Kyle M Hall
  *       2 Mason James
  *      30 Bernardo Gonzalez Kriegel
  *       4 Owen Leonard
  *       8 Marcel de Rooy
  *       5 Robin Sheat
  *       1 Mirko Tietgen
  *       1 Cedric Vita

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 3.6.11, which was released on December 27, 2012.

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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