2014-12-11 Developers Forum

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  • Topic Fest
  • Infrastructure Update
  • 2014 Year In Review: What did we accomplish? What did we expect to happen? What can we do better in 2015?
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OpenMRS Developers Forum 2014-12-11
Recording: http://goo.gl/5n5OFY (MP3 audio) https://connect.iu.edu/p30gvc17be2/ (Adobe Flash)
  • Michael Downey
  • Burke Mamlin
  • Ryan Yates
  • Daniel Kayiwa
  • Karl Wurst
  • Frosty T. Snowman
  • Santa 
  • Rafał Korytkowski
  • Paul Biondich
  • Willa
  • You!
  • Topic Fest
  • Infrastructure Update
  • 2014 Year In Review: What did we accomplish? What did we expect to happen? What can we do better in 2015?
Shout-out to GCI participants & mentors. Hundreds of tasks in the first (of 6 total) weeks.
  • More tasks are welcome. Talk to Saptarshi or Suranga. 
Topic Fest (see below)
Infra Update
  • Area updates & Discussion questions:
  • Reliability, Security, Networks, Systems (Ryan)
  • Automation & configuration management continues to improve
  • Real-Time Support (Michael)
  • 3,872 Desk.com cases so far since February (Helpdesk, Onboarding new contribs, community issues, & event cases)
  • Since last update: 99.08% (Demo) to 100% uptime. Demo related to periodic short outages due to reloading of site, upgrades, etc.
  • Dev Tools
  • Nothing new to report
  • Communication Systems (Michael)
  • ~ 42,000 OpenMRS.org visits per month 
  • Continuing to "dogfood" Discourse with small lists & groups. All our Google Groups except dev@ and implementers@ have been migrated to Discourse. A few email processing-related bugs outstanding. (Forwarding, HTML formatting, etc.)
  • IRC logs are being resurrected on a standalone searchable web server vs inside Confluence. Waiting on OSUOSL who seem to be on winter holiday break.
  • UberConference no longer officially supports Firefox. Should that cause us to reconsider alternatives?
  • Identity Systems (Elliott)
  • ID Dashboard & Modulus are participating in Google Code-in to get additional work done over the next 6 weeks. Details available in GCI project on JIRA.
  • QA Systems (Cintia)
  • Signficant improvements in Bamboo configuration this quarter including additional agents. Agents have upgraded OS, Maven 2 & 3 upgraded, agents run isolated
  • Modules can be released from Bamboo
Year in Review
  • What did we expect to happen this year?
  • Release OpenMRS 1.10
  • Release OpenMRS 2.0
  • Improvement in CD/CI
  • What actually happened this year?
  • We committed to releasing OpenMRS twice a year (March & September) and at least one platform release per year.
  • Major progress in automating CD "releases"
  • What can we do better next year?
  • How do we do a better job of following up action items?
  • Assign target dates instead of "someday" (and change the date if delays are necessary or the estimates were off)
  • Need assignee & date
  • Can we make TODO backload available to folks?
  • Clearer understanding of how devs can work through stages of development in the community.
Topic Fest
Jan 1 - Holiday
  • No meeting
Jan 8
  • OpenMRS 2.2 Release planning, identifying release manager
  • Sprint updates
  • WIP: GCI work "out of" progress (quick recap of work done during GCI)
  • Let's consider if we need to push this back until the end of GCI. (After implementers meeting.) Optional.
Jan 15
  • Process for keeping track of components, libraries, dependencies
  • #MOZ15 OpenMRS-DHIS2 hackathon pre-planning
Jan 22
  • Input on community policy for ownership & support/maintenance of modules
Jan 29 - OpenMRS Implementers Conference in Maputo
  • No meeting
Feb 5
  • Platform 2.0 release planning
  • OpenMRS 2.2 showcase
  • Sprint updates
Feb 12
  • Upgrading Spring
Feb 19
  • OpenMRS 2.2 showcase
  • WIP: Angular AMRS forms ± mobile web app
Feb 26
  • Specific action items for security issues
  • How to make upgrades more successful
Mar 5
  • OpenMRS 2.2 showcase
  • Sprint updates
  • Java 8
Mar 12
  • WIP: Open Concept Lab demo
Mar 19
  • Upgrading Hibernate
Mar 26
  • Review emerging technologies
Apr 2
  • Sprint updates
  • OpenMRS in Docker
Apr 9
  • WIP: Android Client project demo?
Apr 16
  • Converting to MariaDB or PostgresDB
Apr 23
  • Infrastructure update
  • QA Systems: Load testing & Performance testing - getting serious about it



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