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Release date: March 30th, 2012
This version of OpenMRS is a prerelease and not considered worthy for production use. Its function is to give users an idea of what to expect and help discover any possible obscure new bugs.
See the release notes for 1.9.0 for the final production-ready release.
OpenMRS 1.9.0 RC2 has a number of bug fixes in the core application and some bundled modules. Check below for the complete listing of the bug fixes in the core application.
The standalone version has a new option which configures OpenMRS with the MVP/CIEL dictionary, but without any patient data. If you are familiar with OpenMRS and want to start a new system, this is a good place to start. After logging in, remember to change the user name and password from admin and test respectively.
For developers, the standalone version now lets you specify vm arguments for adjusting memory, running in debug mode, profiling with YourKit, and more as per details from here.
We strongly urge all developers/implementers to download OpenMRS 1.9 RC2 and try it out, give us feedback, and potentially bug reports on this release. We especially ask current users try this version out on their own database and with their custom modules.
Even if you don't have time to do any thorough testing, we'd really appreciate it if you can upgrade a copy of your database to the 1.9 data model, and report on any errors than may occur in the upgrade script.
A huge thanks to the 70 people that have contributed to the code base and helping us to get this far:
ashishmittal, abbas, amala, asgoyal, rubailly, ajanthan, openbala, gbalaji, bwolfe, bobcstrick, burke, duality72, cliff.mcintosh, corey.sobel, dkayiwa, djazayeri, diptanuc, bisanthe, eurico.jose, selob, gbathla, gauravpaliwal, gobi, goutham, grwarren, deuts20h, harsha, arbaughj, jriley, jeffrey.leegon, jkeiper, jwmajors81, jportela, jtellez, kishoreyekkanti, lara.kellett, gmario, mogoodrich, mblanchette, mseaton, mohammad, monojit, mvorobey, nribeka, peichenauer, pushkar, raff, arahulkmit, rajithd, r.friedman, rowanseymour, sapna, sunbiz, scottmuc, shanakaf, sneha, sophiez, maurya, suho, sjmckee, stuartgunter, suneeth, surangak, tmdugan, cta, tabdelmaguid, upul, wyclif, zabilcm, zubair
Not to mention all the people that contributed in countless other ways to support this release and be a great part of the shaping of this release: pbiondich, mdowney, dawn.
OpenMRS 1.9 RC2 represents OpenMRS 18.104.22.168739
These modules are bundled with the 1.9 RC2 openmrs.war download. They will be started automatically and can be removed if they are not wanted.