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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [June 14, 2024]

Koha Community Announces 24.05 Release

The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced that the Koha 24.05 release is available. Koha 24.05 is a major release, that comes with many new features. It includes 9 new features, 239 enhancements, and 529 bugfixes. You can read more about the 24.05 release at on the Koha Community Website.

Katrin Fischer, 24.05 Release Manager, commented on the release.

This has been a great experience and I'd like to give some special thanks to:

  • My employer BSZ and my coworkers for enabling me to do this in the first place.
  • The RM assistants Jonathan, Martin and Tomas for their patience and support.
  • Our Release Maintainers for their never-ending work of backporting.
  • The people of the Koha Community for all their contributions. This wouldn't be possible without you.
  • Jenkins, my forever frenemy, for always pointing out the stuff we missed. May you have more green days than not.

Release Team

The release team for Koha 24.05.00 is

  • Release Manager: Katrin Fischer
  • Release Manager assistants:
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Jonathan Druart
  • QA Manager: Marcel de Rooy
  • QA Team:
    • Marcel de Rooy
    • Julian Maurice
    • Lucas Gass
    • Victor Grousset
    • Kyle M Hall
    • Nick Clemens
    • Martin Renvoize
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • Aleisha Amohia
    • Emily Lamancusa
    • David Cook
    • Jonathan Druart
    • Pedor Amorim
  • Topic Experts:
    • UI Design — Owen Leonard
    • Zebra — Fridolin Somers
    • REST API — Tomás Cohen Arazi
    • ERM — Matt Blenkinsop
    • ILL — Pedro Amorim
    • SIP2 — Matthias Meusburger
    • CAS — Matthias Meusburger
  • Bug Wranglers:
    • Aleisha Amohia
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Packaging Managers:
    • Mason James
    • Indranil Das Gupta
    • Tomás Cohen Arazi
  • Documentation Manager: Aude Charillon
  • Documentation Team:
    • Caroline Cyr La Rose
    • Kelly McElligott
    • Philip Orr
    • Marie-Luce Laflamme
    • Lucy Vaux-Harvey
  • Translation Manager: Jonathan Druart
  • Wiki curators:
    • Thomas Dukleth
    • Katrin Fischer
  • Release Maintainers:
    • 23.11 — Fridolin Somers
    • 23.05 — Lucas Gass
    • 22.11 — Frédéric Demians
    • 22.05 — Danyon Sewell
  • Release Maintainer assistants:
    • 22.05 — Wainui Witika-Park

Thank You to our Library Partners for the Sponsorship of New Features

ByWater Solutions' Partners Sponsor Development in Koha 24.05 Release

Thank You to our Library Partners and Staff who have Contributed Patches for Koha

  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (137)
  • Nick Clemens (178)
  • Laura Escamilla (17)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (4)
  • Lucas Gass (98)
  • Kyle M Hall (89)
  • Emily Lamancusa (27)
  • Brendan Lawlor (13)
  • Owen Leonard (139)
  • Liz Rea (1)

Thank you to our Partner Libraries and Community Partners who contributed patches to Koha

  • Athens County Public Libraries (139)
  • ByWater Solutions (383)
  • Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (13)
  • Chetco Community Public Library (7)
  • Dubuque County Library District (4)
  • Montgomery County Public Libraries (27)
  • PTFS Europe (449)
  • Theke Solutions (137)

Thank you to our Library Partners and Staff who Tested Patches for Koha

  • Michael Adamyk (2)
  • Hebah Amin-Headley (2)
  • Tomás Cohen Arazi (186)
  • Donna Bachowski (1)
  • Christopher Brannon (3)
  • Nick Clemens (204)
  • Laura Escamilla (12)
  • Andrew Fuerste-Henry (69)
  • Brendan Gallagher (4)
  • Lucas Gass (110)
  • Kyle M Hall (128)
  • Barbara Johnson (11)
  • Kristi Krueger (7)
  • Emily Lamancusa (127)
  • Sam Lau (12)
  • Brendan Lawlor (31)
  • Owen Leonard (143)
  • Kelly McElligott (9)
  • Esther Melander (19)
  • Lisette Scheer (11)
  • Michelle Spinney (7)
  • Myka Kennedy Stephens (1)

Thank you to our Library Partners and Staff who contributed to the Koha Manual

  • Brendan Lawlor (1)
  • Kelly McElligott (4)

About Koha

Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha's OPAC, circulation, management, and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS, and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org/.

About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.


Summary: The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced that the Koha 24.05 release is available. Koha 24.05 is a major release, that comes with many new features. It includes 9 new features, 239 enhancements, and 529 bugfixes. You can read more about the 24.05 release at on the Koha Community Website.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:June 14, 2024
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/30211/koha-community-announces-24-05-release

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