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  1. Download the latest stable release of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
  • For the standalone version you will only need the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) not Java Development Kit (JDK)
  • Minimum version required is Java 6 although it is recommended to install Java 7 for Platform  less than 2.x
  • Java 8 is recommended for Platform 2.x and above
    To download the application use the this link
  • Accept the license agreement and make sure you download the correct file for your windows version, whether its x32 or x64 bit.

Note: If you are unsure about the version please follow this guide from Microsoft

  • It is recommended to download the executable file (.exe) for a simpler run
  • Execute the downloaded file, accept the license agreement and follow the instructions in the wizard, installing in default installation directories.


You can install the OpenJDK on it's own as a package

sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk

or automatically as a dependency of Tomcat

sudo apt-get install tomcat6

Other Operating Systems

  1. Download the latest stable release of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
  2. Run the installer (or unzip the contents, whichever is needed)
  3. Accept the license agreement
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  1. There are currently some compatibility issues with the latest stable release of Java, Downgrading to Java corrected these problems...

    • Admin page shows link to ** Fix Broken Definitions (2) ** under Manage Report Definitions - REPORT-317
    • Reporting module missing Indicator Web Report option when generating a report. - REPORT-317
    • XForms form designer doesn't open when you click to design a form.  Instead it prompts to download the file. XFRM-57

    This was observed on Linux (SLES 11) with OpenMRS Version: 1.8.3 Build 24510, and Version: 1.9.0 beta Build 25105; both with Reporting 0.7.0.  The same results are observed with Tomcat 7.0.23 and Tomcat 6.0.20.  For additional details see the mailing list.