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Press Release: [December 22, 2012]

Koha 3.8.8 released

The Koha release team is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.8.8. This is a maintenance release and contains bugfixes please read the full release notes. You can download this release at
21 Dec 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 3.8.8 can be downloaded from:
Installation instructions can be found at:
    OR in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball
Koha 3.8.8 is a bugfix/maintenance release.
Major fixes in 3.8.8
9106 critical Filtering list of uncertain price list by owner empties order information
8800 blocker SpecifyDueDate && useDaysMode=Datedue wrong behaviour
Hold requests
5801 major C4::Circulation::_GetCircControlBranch should not be used in
Installation and upgrade (command-line installer)
9135 blocker fails when DEBUG is set
MARC Authority data support
9149 critical Patch 8823 introduces reference to non-existent function
Test Suite
9142 blocker Failing test case in 3.10.0 release.
Other bugs fixed in 3.8.8
7129 normal actual cost showing too many zeros
8382 normal It is not possible to cancel an order when receiving on a filtered page in
8820 minor Don't show orders table if there are no orders
9123 normal Authorities search ordered by authid does not work
8781 minor Access to Transfer page while "independent branches" is on
9078 normal is_holiday should honour holiday exceptions
Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
9024 normal Add additional sample data to German installer
MARC Authority data support
9070 normal Searching for authority from tag editor for field 650 gives error
8515 normal OPAC password change does not obey OpacPasswordChange
9077 normal OPAC Social media links broken by fix for Bug 8973
9115 normal basket window should close automatically when placing a hold
8614 minor Icon for scores on OPAC detail page broken
8981 minor Remove Nonpublic General Note from OPAC authorities display
8983 minor Typo error in UNIMARCslim2OPACResults.xsl
9098 minor Replace tabulations by spaces in
8546 trivial Error in description of OPAC Advanced Search Publication date range search
8588 normal Duplicate field IDs cause problems with SQL report parameter entry
8954 normal Languages list in advanced search always in english
8946 minor Wrong label and missing values in UNIMARC coded fields advanced search
Staff Client
8481 normal Items table is showing in but not in
System Administration
8163 trivial Click to populate XSLT preferences with "default" or empty values
9073 normal Download option from the cart should match the menu button in lists
6680 trivial Cart download choices not understandable to patrons
5521 normal item edit form appears if no items found
8843 normal Cannot export bibliographic records by call number
Enhancements in 3.8.8
8878 koha-shell: a command to make using koha commands easier
9134 There is no previous link on the second page of the search results page
9137 Focus when editing/adding new itemtypes/authorised values
New sysprefs in 3.8.8
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;a=summary
Complete or near-complete translations of the OPAC and staff interface are available in this release for the following languages:
  * English (USA)
  * Arabic (100%)
  * Armenian (100%)
  * Basque (75%)
  * Chinese (Taiwan) (75%)
  * Danish (74%)
  * English (New Zealand) (100%)
  * French (99%)
  * French (Canada) (76%)
  * German (99%)
  * German (Switzerland) (99%)
  * Greek (69%)
  * Italian (100%)
  * Norwegian Bokmål (68%)
  * Portuguese (97%)
  * Portuguese (Brazil) (99%)
  * Slovak (100%)
  * Spanish (100%)
  * Turkish (84%)
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 3.8.8 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  Mason James 
  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 libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.8.8:
  * Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.8.
  *      4 Tomas Cohen Arazi
  *      3 Jared Camins-Esakov
  *      1 David Cook
  *      2 Chris Cormack
  *      1 Jonathan Druart
  *      1 Nicole Engard
  *      2 Katrin Fischer
  *      1 Kyle M Hall
  *     15 Owen Leonard
  *      1 Paul Poulain
  *      3 Fridolyn SOMERS
  *      2 Mathieu Saby
  *      1 Adrien Saurat
  *      2 Robin Sheat
  *      1 Lyon3 Team
  *      1 Mirko Tietgen
  *      1 christophe croullebois
We thank the following companies who contributed patches to Koha 3.8.8
  *      15 ACPL
  *       2 BSZ BW
  *       7 Biblibre
  *       2 ByWater-Solutions
  *       3 C & P Bibliography
  *       4 Catalyst
  *       1 Prosentient Systems
  *       1 Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
  *       2 Université Rennes 2
  *       1
  *       4 unidentified
We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.8.8.
  *      30 Jared Camins-Esakov
  *      44 Chris Cormack
  *       1 Srikanth Dhondi
  *       4 Jonathan Druart
  *       2 Nicole C. Engard
  *       1 Magnus Enger
  *      18 Katrin Fischer
  *       8 Kyle M Hall
  *       2 Mason James
  *       7 Melia Meggs
  *       6 Paul Poulain
  *       2 Marcel de Rooy
  *       1 Robin Sheat
  *       2 Mirko Tietgen
  *       1 Marc Veron
  *       2 Ian Walls
  *       1 wajasu
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 this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.8.x.
The last Koha release was 3.8.7, which was released on November 22, 2012.
Bugs and feature requests
Bug reports and feature requests can be filed at the Koha bug tracker at

Summary: The Koha release team announced the release of Koha 3.8.8.This is a maintenance release and contains bugfixes please read the full release notes.
Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:December 22, 2012
Products: Koha
Subject: Product announcements

LTG Bibliography Record number: 17532. Created: 2012-12-24 09:41:47; Last Modified: 2022-06-23 07:19:50.