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1 October 2009
- Mike Seaton
- Darius Jazayeri
- Burke Mamlin
- Brian McKown
- Zeshan Rajput
- Win Ribeka
- Ben Wolfe
- Core modules
- Should we offer an OpenMRS .war that does not include the core modules for those who just wish to upgrade?
- Otherwise, should the wizard allow you to opt in/out of core modules.
- Burke says that anything without the core modules is a different distribution.
- If you unload a core module and then redeploy openmrs.war, then it will reinstall core module.
- Darius would like to give people the ability to customize upgrades in the install wizard so you can opt in/out of installing/upgrading core modules.
- The reason for core modules is that it allows the rate of development of a core feature to progress independently of the rate of development of trunk.
- Should we distinguish core module vs. recommended module or distributed module?
- What are the proposed core modules (Burke: yay. Darius and Mike: nay.):
- Definition of core module:
- Is requirement for the basic OpenMRS functionality.
- Burke: Core interface depends upon a core module for functionality. (Ben: nay)
- Evolves independently of trunk.
- Core OpenMRS never should call any code in a core module (or any other module).
- Ben: If you can uninstall a core module without breaking OpenMRS, then it should not be a core module.
- Definition of distributed module:
- Module that comes with OpenMRS as a distribution.
- Should OpenMRS follow the paradigm of Eclipse, where the entire distro is modular-based?
- Other paradigm is Linux, where there is a kernel that cannot run without many basic modular features.
- Ben: See no distinction between core module and recommended module.
- Ben has example:
- In core we have implementation_id stored as global property
- But it must call the serialization service (which is a module).
- If someone does not care about implementation_id and wishes to uninstall serialization service, that is fine but they will not have serialization service.
- Should have OpenMRS even run or startup without a core module?
- Ben, Darius, Mike say no.
- Burke says yes. Let the user shoot self in foot.