OpenBiblio is an easy to use, automated library system written in PHP containing OPAC, circulation, cataloging, and staff administration functionality.
The security patches introduced in OpenBiblio 0.7.2 are also available for some older versions. There is an easy to apply file download: https://sourceforge.net/p/obiblio/patches/82/
A bugfix release of OpenBiblio is available: http://sourceforge.net/projects/obiblio/files/OpenBiblio/0.7.2
Version 0.7.2 is recommended for new installs. Updating older versions is highly recommended because the most important changes are for hardening security.
See the ChangeLog for more details.
Version 0.7.1 has been released. 0.7.1 is recommended for new installs and for updating older versions of OpenBiblio, including all versions from openbiblio.de
The most important changes are:
Read install_instructions.html in the download for more details.
Community members: for contributing new features, sending bug reports and fixes for bugs.
Micah Stetson: for starting OpenBiblio 0.7.0 and leading the project for many years.
Download links below are broken, use Downloads
After fighting with a PHP session bug, I've finally been able to add a CAPTCHA to the wiki. I'm hoping this will stop the problem with wiki spam. Thanks to all the dedicated people who've been cleaning up after the robots -- without you, the wiki would've become completely useless long ago.
If you have any problems with the CAPTCHA, email me.
-Micah (0 comments)
I just posted OpenBiblio 0.6.1. It's a minor update to 0.6.0. If you haven't had any trouble with 0.6.0, there's no need to update.
We are still working on 1.0. It just has to be fit in among other work and our real lives. But it's moving ahead slowly.
You can download 0.6.1 here
-- Micah (2 comments)
I'm trying out SourceForge's new Marketplace feature. If you need OpenBiblio work done, you can purchase it directly from the web page for OpenBiblio services. This is one of the best ways to help improve OpenBiblio -- the last 2 releases (0.5.2 and 0.6.0) only happened because there were libraries willing to pay for part of the development.
Micah (0 comments)
We've been having to clean up a lot of wiki spam lately (thanks, Hans!), so I've just put a couple of countermeasures in place. They shouldn't affect most legitimate posts, but if you have any trouble, let me know.
Micah (0 comments)
I have to apologize. I completely forgot to mention Marcanti College in the release announcement I made earlier today. They funded most of the work that went into 0.6.0, and it probably wouldn't be here without their help. Without organizations like Marcanti College that are willing to invest in Open-Source software, this project would cease to exist.
I'd especially like to thank Hans van der Weij for getting 0.6.0 started and for testing it and reporting bugs. But he really deserves recognition for all the other work he does in this community. Whether it's cleaning spam off the wiki or helping users in the forums, I've really come to count on Hans for his excellent help and commitment to seeing OpenBiblio succeed.
Thank you! (0 comments)
Version 0.6.0 is finally here -- late as usual. Its main new feature is a completely rewritten reports system. The new system is much more flexible, but just a bit more complicated to use. It also fixes a security hole that was present in the old reports system.
There are still a number of known bugs, including a lot of text that doesn't use the translation system. This has been an ongoing problem, but we're hoping to fix it (and a bunch of other longstanding issues) in the next major release.
From 0.6.0 on, we intend to use a new numbering convention. During the 0.5 cycle, we added features and made some major changes in point releases. After having been annoyed at other projects that do this (*cough* Linux *cough* MySQL *cough*) I've decided I don't want to be guilty myself. So the third number in the version will change when we make pure bugfix releases. Any feature changes will require a change to one of the higher numbers.
I guess that's about it for now. You can download 0.6.0 here (1 comments)
I just uploaded version 0.5.2. It fixes a number of security issues and introduces a number of new features over 0.5.1. No new features have been added since 0.5.2pre4, only bugfixes. In case you haven't noticed them, here are the major new features over 0.5.1:
Because of the security fixes, all users are urged to upgrade.
There are still a number of known bugs, including a lot of text that doesn't use the translation system. I apologize to the translators, but I needed to get the release out and didn't have time to find and fix them all. Many error messages and the entire install routine are not translated -- I know about these already. If you find anything else, though, please report it.
NOTE: There is still a major security issue in this release (and several previous ones). The problem is detailed in the install instructions and the release notes, but the bottom line is that you should not give reports access to any staff member you don't trust. I will be fixing this very soon... no, I mean it ... come on, believe me! Well, you can think what you want to think, but you'll see.
This leads me to talking about the next release. It will incorporate the new reports/printing system I've been working on, and it will be the first release to use the new version numbering scheme. Expect posts and documentation about all of this in the days (possibly just hours) to come.
In the meanwhile, you can download 0.5.2 here. (0 comments)
0.5.2pre4, a prerelease of OpenBiblio 0.5.2 is available for download and testing. It fixes many bugs and adds several new features over 0.5.1, a summary of these will be released soon.
If you can, please test 0.5.2 and report any bugs you find.
Unfortunately, 0.5.2 has (re)introduced a number of translation problems. If you are an OpenBiblio translator, or have experience with OpenBiblio's translation system and want to help get 0.5.2 ready, please contact Micah (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can download the prerelease from our file area. (0 comments)
This release includes a new translation system that should make it more accessible to the Brazilian-challenged among us ;-). (0 comments)
The initial release is only in Brazilian Portuguese, but a new release is in the works with support for English and other translations. (1 comments)