Roles in the Koha 23.11 cycle
14th July 2023 | PTFS-Europe
You may just be looking forward to your upgrade to Koha 22.11… but we are already looking to the 23.11 release!
There are two major releases of Koha every year: in May (the .05 release) and in November (the .11 release). Koha therefore follows a 6-month development cycle: from December to May and from June to November. For each cycle, roles are agreed by the Koha community. At PTFS Europe, we are proud to have several team members officially taking roles as part of the Koha 23.11 cycle, which just started last month.
For the previous development cycle, the whole PTFS Europe development team collaborated to maintain the 22.11 release. Pedro Amorim and Matt Blenkinsop are continuing in this role for the 23.11 cycle.
As Release Maintainers, it is their job to make sure the 22.11 version continues to be maintained. They identify bug fixes and minor improvements that are relevant to Koha 22.11. Every month, they publish an updated version of 22.11 known as the “point release” – e.g. 22.11.07.
Quality Assurance team
Martin Renvoize is continuing as part of the Quality Assurance team (and other roles!).
The Quality Assurance (QA) team double-checks (and sometimes triple-checks) submitted code before it becomes part of Koha. They intervene after a bug has been signed off by a patch tester, who checked the code works. The QA team focuses on whether the code meets certain standards and how it integrates with other parts of Koha.
Lucy Vaux-Harvey and Aude Charillon are continuing as members of the Documentation team, with Aude stepping up to Documentation Manager for this cycle.
The Documentation team maintains the Koha Manual, adding and updating sections on how to use Koha. They respond to requests marked as Documentation on Bugzilla; these range from new features that need to be documented to the correction of typos!