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Press Release: [May 21, 2012]

The Koha release team is happy to announce the release of Koha 3.8.1

The Koha release team is happy to announce the release of Koha 3.8.1
This is a stable release and contains bugfixes as well as updated translations.
You can download it at
Go forth, download, and enjoy :)
21 May 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 3.8.1 can be downloaded from:
Installation instructions can be found:
in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball
Koha 3.8.1 is a bugfix/maintenance release.
Highlights of 3.8.1
7924    critical    Fix handling of command line arguments in koha-remove
7998    critical    3.8 UI cleanup, tweaks to new styles
8035    critical    bibs with comments show an error in opac
8072    critical    reports wizard dies
8077    critical    overdues with fines won't run
3969    major        Budget Search Doesn't Work
7984    major        Fix the upload_local_cover_images permission
8002    major        Can't add patron attribute type in newer installation
8027    major        Wrong order for parameters in Z39.50 SQL INSERT
Bugs fixed in 3.8.1
2399    normal        All status fields in the item edit interface offer two blank/null entries per dropdown instead of one
3413    normal        repeatable tickbox not sticking 1st time round
6335    normal        Branch not set consistently in all SIP transactions
7604    normal        Link on basket group name for closed basket groups is broken
7722    normal        Insidious problem with searching
7820    normal        Missing packages from install_misc/debian.packages
7842    normal        Inconsistencies in Notices interface
7982    normal        Typo in
8020    normal        Prepare debian packages for 3.8 release
8022    normal        Permissions test doesn't check all languages
8025    normal        Patron attribute not selected if value is zero
8045    normal        Problems on Due date when checking in
8084    normal        Suspend Until not set on by suspend button
5345    enhancement    DataTables in Koha
5549    enhancement    Hourly Loans
7178    enhancement    Improve order item creation
7213    enhancement    Document /svc/ HTTP API and provide example command-line client
7647    enhancement    Checkout History Sort
7849    enhancement    Instant Fine Calculation at Checkin
7870    enhancement    Replace itemnumber by barcode in links of patron modification log
7903    enhancement    add an ordernumber column in orders history table
7990    enhancement    bad html attribute into : styl= insted of style=
8001    enhancement    Add some styling to the tags to allow them to be distinctive
System requirements
Changes since 3.6:
* No new system requirements
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;a=summary
Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff
interface are available in this release for the following languages:
the following languages:
* French (100%)
* Spanish (100%)
* German (100%)
* Chinese -Taiwan- (97%, OPAC 100%)
* Italian (86%, OPAC 100%)
* Danish (81%)
* Portuguese (79%)
* French -canada- (76%)
* English -nz- (76%)
* Greek (74%)
* Norwegian (73%)
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 is
Release Manager:       Paul Poulain
Documentation Manager: Nicole C Engard
Translation Manager:   Frédéric Demians
QA Manager:            Ian Walls
QA team:               Marcel de Rooy,
Jonathan Druart
Bug Wranglers:         Katrin Fischer, Magnus Enger
Release Maintainer (3.4.x): Chris Nighswonger
Release Maintainer (3.6.x): Jared Camins-Esakov
Release Maintainer (3.8.x): Chris Cormack
We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to
Koha 3.8.1.
2    Jared Camins-Esakov
3    Colin Campbell
8    Chris Cormack
2    Stéphane Delaune
7    Jonathan Druart
4    Magnus Enger
6    Katrin Fischer
4    Kyle M Hall
2    Srdjan Jankovic
4    Owen Leonard
1    Julian Maurice
1    Chris Nighswonger
1    Dobrica Pavlinusic
4    Paul Poulain
2    Liz Rea
2    Marcel de Rooy
3    Adrien Saurat
3    Robin Sheat
2    Lyon3 Team
2    Ian Walls
We regret any omissions.  If a contributor has been inadvertantly missed,
please send a patch against these release notes to
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 3.8.x (i.e., this version of Koha and future bugfix
releases) is 3.8.x.
The next major feature release of Koha will be Koha 3.10.0.
Bugs and feature requests
Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug
tracker at
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini

Summary: The Koha release team is happy to announce the release of Koha 3.8.1. This is a stable release and contains bugfixes as well as updated translations.
Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:May 21, 2012
Products: Koha
Subject: Product announcements

LTG Bibliography Record number: 16831. Created: 2012-05-22 10:49:01; Last Modified: 2022-04-26 13:31:36.