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Koha 2.2.7 released

Item posted by Joshua Ferraro <kados> on Thu 23 Nov 2006 03:51:24 PM UTC.

Koha 2.2.7 has been released & is available at :
http://download.savannah.nongnu.org/releases/koha/koha-2.2.7.tar.gz

RELEASE NOTES
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Koha is the first Open-Source Integrated Library System.

Koha is a full-featured open-source ILS. Developed initially in New Zealand by Katipo Communications Ltd and first deployed in January of 2000 for Horowhenua Library Trust, it is currently maintained by a team of software providers and library technology staff from around the globe.

Koha 2.2.7 is more than 250,000 lines of code (see :
http://bureau.paulpoulain.com/cvslog/) , contributed by about 50
different developers (46, +translators).

The 2.2.7 version of Koha is a mature product, with a lot of nice features.

More than 100 libraries are registered as users on wiki.koha.org, and we are sure that at least 300 libraries use the software. There are 2 projects derived from Koha.

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WARNINGS
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  • The librarian interface is tested only with Mozilla/Firefox. Should work (partially) with IE. OPAC should work fine with any browser.
  • during install, you may get some warnings during package dependency checkings. Something like :

"Too late to run INIT block at /usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.4/ZOOM.pm line 37."
or "Subroutine PDF::API2::Resource::Font::Postscript::O_RDONLY redefined at
/usr/share/perl/5.8/Exporter.pm line 65."

You can ignore them.

KNOWN BUGS

Critical/blocking :

  • mySQL5.0 : Koha is NOT compatible with mySQL 5.0 We plan to add 5.0 compatibility in Koha 3. If you want to give a try to 2.2.7 with mySQL5, you can have a look at

http://bugs.koha.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1089, but it's untested & unofficial.

  • child card craziness, see

http://bugs.koha.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1117 for details

  • Update child looses guarantor and address., see

http://bugs.koha.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1065 for details

  • don't use spaces in currencies codes. Use USD, not US DOLLAR, for example. spaces breaks acquisition module.

see bugs.koha.org for more information. Please report any problem in bugs.koha.org

Apple users : it seems there is an annoying bug in Firefox, that you can have in librarian biblio search: only the first MARC field list is available and the others can't be opened. The problem is described and fixed at http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20051226091140372
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CHANGES
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Changes 2.2.6 => 2.2.7

- NEW z3950 client (for quick cataloguing) : it's based on ZOOM, and DOES NOT REQUIRE a daemon on the server. It has 2 majors consequences :
it should work well on MS-windows servers platforms and it's much easier to install : just install Koha, and you have it. Another improvement is
that you can select the servers you want to query. And, last but not least, it should be a little bit faster for single server searches.
- some packages dependancy during install where missing
- biblios without any title will show "no title" as title, in the result list, making them clickables
- for libraries with IndependantBranche=YES, the biblio can be deleted only if it has no items attached or the librarian is a superlibrarian.
This prevent a librarian from deleting a biblio with existing items in another branch.

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