Saturday, September 26, 2009

GNUmed on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

It seems quite a few people still use Ubuntu 8.10 aka Intrepid Ibex. When those users try to run GNUmed electronic medical record they are presented with a crash dialog right away.

GNUmed's crash handler catches those errors and sends them off for us to fix. So we did. Unfortunately there is no easy way to replace the broken GNUmed in Ubuntu or Kubuntu 8.10 with a fully fucntional one.

Ubuntu provides a place for updates. This is called a PPA and GNUmed provides updates for all major versions there.

Have a look at to find updates for Intrepid (8.10), Jaunty (9.04), Karmic (9.10).

This is obvious to techies but few users seems to be aware of it. I bet a lot of them think GNUmed crashes and that is it.

Users using Jaunty are in a similar situation. Karmic is the first release that ships a fairly stable version of GNUmed.

Hopefully many users will make the switch to Karmic to have a chance to evaluate GNUmed out of the box.

However, if you want the latest feature set even with Karmic be sure to visit

GNUmed 0.5.1 has been release a few days ago and brings quite a few neew goodies.

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