Friday, September 26, 2008

GNUmed in Ubuntu Hardy

The updated version has finally reached the official Ubuntu update channel and will now be installed by default instead of the bugged version

Update on May 8th 2009:
Packages are now available through the GNUmed team's personal package archive on launchpad.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

GNUmed on the go (beta) - Introducing portable PostgreSQL

Hi all,

To follow up on my announcement there is now USBPg v9 available. What is USBPg ?

USBPg v9 is a relocatable PostgreSQL installation for MS Windows with the v9 GNUmed database included. This effectively means that you can now run GNUmed without any installation whatsoever from whatever directory you want. To go even further it now possible (TM) to run GNUmed client (0.3.2) and server (v9) from a USB drive.

1.) Download
2.) Extract it to any directory on your USB drive e.g. F:\USBPG_v9
3.) Run PortableGISMenu.exe

A small taskbar icon will appear and give you a menu.

4.) Select 'Start Postgresql', 'Stop Postgresql' or 'PgAdmin3'

You can now run GNUmed portable client or the locally installed client.

HINT1: The postgresql database server is configured to accept connections on localhost only but anyone on localhost - change accordingly in the postgresl configurations files if you dislike that.

HINT2: the portable Postgresql starts on port 5432 just as a locally installed client would - either change the port in the postgresql configuration file (but remember to change the port for the gnumed client as well) or simply
stop the locally installed postgresql so the portable server can start on port 5432

Have fun with GNUmed on the go (TM)

The download (47MB) is available at

Credits go to the fine folks of the FOSS community and Jo Cook for USBGIS (

Friday, September 12, 2008

GNUmed on the go (beta) - take the EMR with you

I am proud to announce that based on work I completed a year ago we can now have frequently updated version of GNUmed on the go (TM).

What is GNUmed on the go ?
GNUmed on the go is GNUmed for Windows packages to be run from a portable device such as USB drive without any installlation. No more dependencies. Run anywhere, anytime. Just doubleclick and connect to the server of your choice.

On top of that GNUmed portable has been packaged to fit right into the PortableApps USB drive solution (

This will cater for two groups of doctors. One group is forced to use MS Windows PCs and prefers to have gnumed run off any portable device such as USB drive, ipod or mp3player. The other group just wants to check out GNUmed on a local PC without taking care of any dependencies.

GNUmed_Portable_0.3.2.paf.exe installs right onto your USB drive which has portable app installed or in a directory of your choice on your PC.

Disclaimer: Do not use it for anything else but testing when installing on your local PC. Once you decide to use GNUmed on your PC we recommend a full installation as described over at

Planned: integrate with the portable
Planned: adapt the splash screen (now shows Abiword :-)
Planned: adapt the documentation

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bootstrapping for client 0.3.2 (version 9 db) on MS WIndows flying again

It has been some time since I last looked at the bootstrap process on MS Windows. After almost a day of work I am happy to report that the recent bootstrap scripts have been ported from GNU/Linux to MS Windows.

The Wiki has been updated to reflect recent changes like the recommendation to use PostgreSQL 8.3. Info has been added on the exact installation options for PostgreSQL on MS Windows.

Complete GNUmed setups (client and server) are now possible again. An installer package for MS Windows 'gnumed-server-v9.exe' will be available shortly on ''

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

GNUmed now speaks portuguese

Rogerio Luz has contributed a translation file so GNUmed will appear with portuguese language.

GNUmed 0.3.2 released

A second bugfix release for GNUmed 0.3 series has been released.

Packages for various Linux distributions and MS Windows are available. See for more info.

The Changelog:

0.3.1 -> 0.3.2

FIX: exception on loading external patients if several config files define PRACSOFT source
FIX: exception on not finding any "previously used accounts" in config files
FIX: exception on accessing review status in document
FIX: exception when phrasewheel *thinks* there is a dropdown and receives <enter>
FIX: exception on __call__ing PyDeadObjects from dispatcher

NEW: fix encoding of so contributors have proper umlauts
NEW: do not at all handle DEL/BS in ResizingSTC to avoid weird cursor behaviour reported by user
NEW: annotate emailed bug reports to somewhat help Launchpad
NEW: add to bug report target if not configured

Friday, September 05, 2008

Help GNUmed by translating into your language

Online translation service is now usable. Help GNUmed by translating to your
language. Start now.