2008-10-02 Developers Conference Call


2 Octover (sic) 2008

In Attendance

  • Justin Miranda
  • Ben Wolfe
  • Brian McKown
  • Mike Seaton
  • Hamish Fraser
  • Burke Mamlin
  • Nyoman Ribeka
  • Dave Thomas


  • Progress on the new Trac site.
  • Set a date for the logic-a-thon.


  • Hamish asked Brian his opinion on how many people it takes to support OpenMRS on one site.
    • Does it require a Java programmer on site for every OpenMRS instance?
    • Goal is that a stable release will work properly and would not require a programmer to fix.
    • Consensus is that it is entirely possible to run OpenMRS without a programmer, but it requires a technical person.
      • This person could support several sites.
      • Requires knowledge of Apache Tomcat and be able to run MySQL scripts.
      • Infopath
        • MDR-TB will have direct physician entry whereas the rest of PIH implementations use forms.
        • AMRS in Kenya uses forms to enter encounters.
      • Easier to manage one central site as in Eldoret, Kenya than to manage several separate sites such as in Rwanda.
      • Requires programmers on site to roll out new features such as Sync branch.
  • Justin gave update on future dev.openmrs.org site.
    • Need an environment (host) that can be easily/quickly reached for support.
    • "Hitting a wall" with svn authentication.
    • The potential dev.openmrs.org host doesn't provide a 'home' directory, which is useful if not necessary.
    • Goal:
      • Subversion up and working via http within the next 48 hours or one week.
      • Justin will start e-mail conversation and copy Burke on it.
  • Waiting to contact Darius (currently in Cambodia) in order to set date for logic-a-thon.
    • Burke will send out a half-made e-mail about logic-a-thon.
    • Will need to take place in Indianapolis.
    • Maybe the day after AMIA Symposium?
  • OpenMRS 1.3.2 release
    • Couple more changes.
    • Should happen next week.
    • concept-name branch to be merged this week to trunk.