Release Notes 1.5.3

Release date: Nov 19th 2010

This is the latest stable release of OpenMRS. We recommend all users upgrade to this version. The 1.5.3 database is compatible with v1.5.2 and v1.5.1, so rolling back your installation in the case of errors is trivial. Please note that 1.5.x releases are not backwards compatible with 1.4, so you will not be able to roll back the database easily.


Download OpenMRS 1.5.3 from SourceForge

Bundled Modules

These modules are bundled with the 1.5.3 openmrs.war. They will be started automatically and can be removed if they are not wanted.

What's Changed Since The 1.5.2 Release?


NPE when validating a numeric obs



AOP advice in a module requires other module to be loaded



AlertRecipient does not have uuid column



Fixed setting of secret question from the user.form page



Concept Name Tags should be in core dataset



Error opening Proposed Concept page



Form Entry tab displays only the older build of a form when duplicate forms with the same name and version exist



Fixing nameLayout spring:bind status error



Fixing duplicate local variable error in address layout portlet



Fixing openmrs:require taglib method names for anyPrivilege to match openmrs.tld



Fixing concept equals method if both concepts have null ids



Added ability to internationalize boolean fields (used by person attribute)


Manual SQL Updates

Database creation and updating is done in the webapp at startup now.
These files are only needed if database creation or database updating needs to be done offline. Otherwise, just install the OpenMRS war (or api jar) and run through the updates automatically.

1.5.3 represents build 16597