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Release date: February, 14th 2023
Note: This platform release requires at least a minimum of Java / OpenJDK 1.8 and MySQL 5.6 and Tomcat 8.5+ to run properly.
This release is OpenMRS Platform 2.6.0 and is a major release version of the OpenMRS API that follows 2.5.8. It contains many under-the-hood updates to have a more modern tech stack and security fixes.
Release Manager(s): herman muhereza and Namanya Abert with support from Daniel Kayiwa
Special thanks goes to everyone that has contributed greatly to this particular version of platform. Thanks Daniel Kayiwa Ian Bacher Mike Seaton Burke Mamlin for the technical guidance , platform team talk, design and business analysis, development and other aspects involved in ensuring this version introduces new features and fixes to the prior versions released.
Goes without saying, thanks to the whole OpenMRS community and the various developers who worked on the various tickets to be included in this release Ian Bacher Christopher Miiro Himabindu Akkinepalli Mike Seaton Namanya Abert Saurabh Nigam Wikum Weerakutti Rafal Korytkowski kimote Hillary Nsereko Joshua Mark Goodrich Testers from the QA Team for automating Some tests Sharif Magembe Kakumirizi DaudChristine Gichuki Irene Nyakate Juliet Wamalwa and the Entire QA Team , Grace Potma for interfacing with MFE squad , Ian Bacher Piotr Mankowski from the Fhir squad.
Recommended for new people exploring OpenMRS. A self-contained ZIP archive that includes an embedded database and application server, as well as demo data for 5,000 sample patients. Expand the ZIP archive and run the .jar file to start the OpenMRS Platform.
Intended for more advanced users. Our Platform installation, which requires an existing installed Java servlet container such as Apache Tomcat and an existing installed database
such as MySQL. Separate demo data is available for download from Demo Data.
The following instructions are basic and should be adapted to your own installation of the OpenMRS Platform, depending on your system and usage needs.