Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Koha

The Koha 1.9.0 is born a few minutes ago. His parents, the Koha-team, are very proud of this almost-stable child. Please go to see the baby

Changes

Release notes

  • Dozens of bugfixes.
  • The MARC acquisition part is now completely stable, and used in production in France since December
  • Templating almost ended. Translations now available: French (almost finished), Chinese, Spanish, and Polish
  • Circulation now works
  • Non ISO-5589-1 support (for Chinese and Polish)
  • Improvements in MARC import in breeding farm
  • First draft of search in MARC-DB
  • Librarian interface demo available. Please note that by default this site should be in FRENCH. If you modify parameters, don't forget to put fr again in systemprefs!
This release is fairly stable, and the translation process is now on the road in French, Polish, Spanish and Chinese! The MARC management is really stable now, and the remaining bugs are located in circulation and members management.

KNOWN LIMITS:

Install it from scratch:

  • Upgrading from 1.3.3 is IMPOSSIBLE, due to DB diffs
  • Upgrading from 1.2.x is UNTESTED.

ROADMAP

Next version

The next version should be called 1.9.1. It will be release at end of February, and will add:

  • Z39.50 in acquisition (cataloguing)
  • acquisition and cataloguing will be better separated, as discussed in Koha mailing lists. Cataloguing will be possible in MARC or non-MARC, while acquisition will be possible through bookseller or directly
  • Complete MARC search
  • Completed MARC export
It will be the LAST VERSION WITH NEW FEATURES. FEATURE FREEZE WILL OCCUR with 1.9.1!
After 1.9.1, we should go to 2.0RC1 a few days/weeks after!

Future releases

  • Z39.50 in search to reserve books from other libraries
  • Serials
  • Reports rewrite

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