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Introducing: OpenMRS Platform 1.11

When OpenMRS reached 2.0, we decided to allow the platform – application programmer interface (API) and web services – to develop and grow separately from the web application.  As a result, we have named the API and web services "OpenMRS Platform" and will continue to call our web-based medical record system "OpenMRS".

  • OpenMRS – this continues to refer to our web-based medical record system.

  • OpenMRS Platform – going forward, this refers to the API and web services used under the hood.  When the OpenMRS application has sufficiently replaced the legacy user interface components, the user interface components will be removed from the platform and released as a separate module.

For the time being, we are in an awkward phase, where the legacy UI remains within the OpenMRS Platform and the new OpenMRS UI has not fully replaced the legacy UI. As a result, many implementations will continue to use the platform without the new web application and people will continue to be confused by the naming of "OpenMRS Platform". We are working hard to resolve this by OpenMRS 2.2 (or, worse case, OpenMRS 2.3), when implementations will be able to upgrade into the new application and the legacy UI can be retired from the platform.

This release is the "OpenMRS Platform 1.11" – it is the release version of the under-the-hood OpenMRS API that follows the OpenMRS 1.10.x line.

We hope also seeing this same platform in 2.2

Release date: Tuesday 15 January 2015

What's new in OpenMRS Platform 1.11.0

OpenMRS Platform 1.11.0 is shipped with 11 bug fixes, 1 new features among other issues mentioned already in both the Platform 1.11.0-Alpha and Platform 1.11.0-Beta release notes, 1.11.0 has improved all bugs reported in those two prior releases and added one new feature as you can below:

Bug Fixes:

Key Summary Status Resolution


New Feature:

TRUNK-3963 - Getting issue details... STATUS


Bundled Module:

This module is bundled with OpenMRS 1.11.0. It will be started automatically and can be removed if desired.

Bundled Module


Rest Web Services




MVP Dictionary:

  • openmrs_concepts_1.10.0_20150123


Download OpenMRS 1.11.0




A huge thanks to all our wonderful contributors, the soldevelo team, Kristopher SchmidtTharunya PatiJakub KondratJakub BuczyńskiPaweł MuchowskiPriya SamuelVinay Venu and Daniel Kayiwa plus all other contributors towards both 1.11.0-Alpha and 1.11.0-Beta.

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:


End Of Life (EOL) announcement

OpenMRS 1.8 is no longer supported

As of described in Unsupported Releases (EOL), OpenMRS can only support up to three released versions at a time (the current release and then two versions back). With the release of OpenMRS 1.11.0, support is no longer provided by the core Development Team for OpenMRS 1.8.x and earlier. This announcement also serves as advance notice that support will end for OpenMRS 1.9.x, concurrent with the release of OpenMRS 1.12.

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