2016-07-28 Developers Forum

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  • Quickly review previous meeting minutes (5 min)
  • Reference Application 2.5 road map planning (Maurya)
  • Biometrics (Simon)
  • Review next meeting agenda


  • Burke
  • Simon
  • Maurya
  • Wyclif
  • willa
  • Simon Peter Kuwanga
  • Reference Application 2.5
  • Biometrics
    Lot of great work going on and updated on talk regularly.
Reference Application 2.5:
  • Looking at the road map, there are currently multiple items in progress, but not ready for release.
  • Testing 2.0 Platform for 2.5 Release
  • OCL Subscription - Verify OCL server is production ready
  • Condition List  - Follow up with Daniel to confirm it's inclusion
  • Concept OWA
  • Going forward include Legacy UI and new modules that give the features in Reference application
  • TODO: Daniel will PM Maurya a list of release manager candidates, Daniel can be backup RM
  • TODO: Maurya will reach out for help to switch CI builds to build for 2.5 release
Biometrics in OpenMRS :
  • Using DigitalPersona 4500 and 5000
  • Windows SDK
  • Questions
  • What do you get from the scanner to persist in the database?
  • A 1-1.2K binary blob
  • Encoded into Base64 sent to OpenMRS to be stored as a person attribute
  • How do you integrate the device with the application?
  • Using a Java applet embedded
  • What kind of data is stored as a person attribute on the server side? (base64 encoded, binary?)
  • base64 version of propriety binary data received from the SDK
  • Where is the comparison done?
  • Not sure yet. Exploring search options now.



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