A programmer at ByWater (Kyle) worked very hard last week to put together a patch for our system to help speed up checkouts and patron account loading, an issue that has plagued many accounts for the past several weeks. We have tested it, and it will be applied to our system tomorrow morning.
This patch will limit the number of checkouts, relatives’ checkouts, and holds that display on a patron’s circulation page (Check out tab) to the 10 most recent checkouts, relatives’ checkouts, and holds. This is being implemented to help with the loading time on the pages that is causing the checkout slowdowns. Here’s how the changes look on the checkout tab:
Important Changes with this patch:
1. In order to see all the checkouts/relatives’ checkouts/holds for a patron’s account (and the total number of checkouts and holds), you will have to go to the Details tab (on far left-hand side of patron’s account, in the middle of the screen).
2. If you try to renew all of a patron’s materials, and more than the 10 most recent items need to be renewed, you will need to go to the Details tab to renew all the materials.
Please note: This patch is a short-term fix. A longer-term software fix in Koha will be worked on next (but will take a lot more time).