Release Notes 1.6.1

Release date: Apr 9th 2010

This is the latest stable release of OpenMRS. The driver of this maintenance release is that the 1.6.0 contained the wrong version of the serialization.xstream module.

If you are installing from scratch you should use this version. If you are running 1.6.0 with no problems, it's fine to defer this upgrade. (The 1.6.1 database is compatible with v1.6.0, so rolling back your installation in the case of errors is trivial.)

This maintenance release features changes by: aravindm, bwolfe, djazayeri, jimpu2, jkeiper, and kennymac.


Core Modules

This release includes version 0.4 of the Logic module as a core module. You may upgrade this module, but you may not remove it or downgrade it below that level.

Bundled Modules

These modules are bundled with the 1.6.1 openmrs.war download. They will be started automatically and can be removed if they are not wanted.

  • Data Entry Statistics 1.2
  • Form Entry 4.4.1
  • HTML Form Entry 1.6.2
  • Reporting Compatibility
  • Serialization.Xstream 0.2.2 (this is needed for 'implementation id' to work properly)

What's Changed Since The 1.6.0 Release?

Bugs fixed since 1.6.0


Corrected the version of serialization.xstream bundled in the war



for #2212 changed OpenmrsUtil.getDateFormat(Locale) to return a clone instead of the actual cached SimpleDateFormat object



Fixing obs form for chrome



Fixing numeric value validation on obs.form



Fixing Google Chrome javascript incompatibility


For changes since 1.5.x, see Release Notes-1.6.0.