Release notes for Koha 3.20.5

27 Oct 2015

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 and Koha 3.20.5 can be downloaded from:

Installation instructions can be found at or in the INSTALL files that come in the tarball

Koha 3.20.5 is a bugfix/maintenance release.

Table of contents

New features in Koha 3.20.5

Enhancements in Koha 3.20.5

Critical bugs fixed in Koha 3.20.5

Architecture, internals, and plumbing






Other bugs fixed in Koha 3.20.5


Architecture, internals, and plumbing


Command-line Utilities

Developer documentation







New system preferences in Koha 3.20.5

System requirements

Important notes:


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 at

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:

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 3.20.5 is


We thank the following libraries who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 3.20.5:

We thank the following individuals who contributed patches to Koha 3.20.5:

We thank the following libraries, companies, and other institutions who contributed patches to Koha 3.20.5:

We also especially thank the following individuals who tested patches for Koha 3.20.5:

We regret any omissions. If a contributor has been inadvertently 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 git://

The branch for this version of Koha and future bugfixes in this release line is 3.20.x.

The last Koha release was 3.16.9, which was released on March 29, 2015.

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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