LibLime has made available a tested, stable release of Koha for immediate download at http://koha.org/download. LibLime assembled Harley to provide many of the features developed by PTFS over the last 12 months into one stable and tested release that can be used immediately by libraries world-wide.
PTFS acquired LibLime in mid-March, 2010 and has been transitioning the LibLime business into its existing PTFS library systems and services organization, all of which will operate under the LibLime brand going forward. While LibLime will be focused for the foreseeable future completing transition tasks to accomplish its contractual obligations, LibLime is committed to open source software, and wanted to make a significant contribution of code made available to the general public in the earliest reasonable timeframe. Harley provides this code as a tested, stable release of Koha that is ready for installation. Harley is the first offering provided by LibLime since the acquisition, less than 60 days ago. LibLime plans to continue to make significant new Koha functionality available to libraries around the world. Enhanced software development resources and the adoption of agile software development processes will allow LibLime to develop significantly more Koha software in the coming year faster and more reliably than was previously possible.
This release includes all functionality in Koha as of October 2009, plus many new features not yet available. Harley is compatible with both 3.0x and upcoming 3.2 versions. The code for the individual new features included in this version has also been made available for download from the GIT repository. The features in this release were not ready for 3.2, but, pending acceptance by the 3.4 Koha Release Manager, could be included in release 3.4. The software development effort for Harley has been sponsored by both PTFS as well as multiple library customers.
Harley provides a host of new Koha features to include:
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The LibLime – PTFS Harley release can be found at http://koha.org/download Release documentation, installation notes and a FAQ list are found at http://koha.org/documentation.
About LibLime, a division of PTFS
LibLime is the global leader in open-source solutions for libraries. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, The PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, seehttp://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net