From: Pat Eyler <pate@ey...> - 2004-03-31 16:19:20
After a two year cycle of intense development efforts Koha 2.0 is now
being released! Early release copies of Koha 2.0 have been deployed
in libraries in France and the United States for over 6 months. With
this new release, we expect Koha to be deployed in many more libraries
around the world.
Koha 2.0 is a major upgrade to the Koha 1.2 system, including features
like: a fully templated web interface, translation tools and
translations into french, chinese, and polish, and best of all ... full
integration with MARC (both UniMARC and MARC21).
Koha 2.0 can be downloaded from
With this release, we're making a change in the release managment for
Koha. Paul Poulain, who managed the development of Koha 2.0, will be
turning over the ongoing management of the 2.0 version to MJ Ray.
Paul won't be sitting idle though, he will become the manager of Koha
2.2 development. Congratulations, and good luck, to both MJ and Paul.
Too many people have contributed to Koha over the last two years to
thank everyone individually, but we would be remiss if we didn't
mention a few people who've made major contributions: Paul Poulain
and Steve Tonnesen did the majority of the design for our new MARC
database layout, Stephen Hedges and the Nelsonville Public Library
funded a great deal of the MARC development, l'Abbaye Notre Dame des
Dombes also aided the MARC work by providing a test environment
during early development, MJ Ray coordinated much of the bug hunting
and squashing effort, and last (but not least) Katipo Communications
has continued to provide all manner of support to the Koha community.
Kaitiaki/manager migrant Linux sys admin
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