Sunday, January 23, 2011

PostgreSQL 8.4 for GNUmed 0.9

Looks like GNUmed 0.9 will require PostgreSQL 8.4. Preliminary tests indicate that the default values including a silent installation work well with regards to letting GNUmed bootstrap a database. This pretty much means the 0.9 Windows installer can be shipped with PG 8.4.

There is no explicit support for Windows users switching from GNUmed on PG 8.3 (current default) to PG 8.4 (default from 0.9). However the usual procedure stays unchanged.

1.) Backup your databases and roles in a running PG 8.3 or start PG 8.3 on another port (e.g. 5433)
2.) Let the GNUmed-server package install PG 8.4 and the GNUmed update files for you
3.) Make sure it is started on port 5432 (default)
4.) Restore the databases and roles
5.) Upgrade your databases via the GNUmed menu item

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact

Thursday, January 20, 2011

GNUmed in Fedora Core

Thanks to the effort by members of the Fedora medical special interest group gnumed-server is now up for review in Fedora's Bugzilla.

If you have a Fedora system please try it and report any problems so there is a chance to get GNUmed included into Fedora proper.

Until this happens you can alway download Fedora packages prepared by the GNUmed team

Saturday, January 01, 2011

GNUmed in 2010

It is this time of the year again. Let's see what GNUmed was up to in 2010.

Jan 2010 - GNUmed 0.6 was released. The big improvements were LaTeX
based letter writing and medication handling. A Live CD was
offered to the crowd.

Feb 2010 - GNUmed started to migrate from CVS to GIT version control
system. GNUmed 0.6.1 and 0.6.2 was released. FreeDiams was
first sighted but drugref 2 was evaluated first. Twitter and
accounts were created.

Mar 2010 - GNUmed was polished to run on Mandriva. A web interface was
discussed. More work on interaction with FreeDiams. Windows
packages were build using pyinstaller.

Apr 2010 - GNUmed 0.7.0 and 0.7.1 were released. A lot of features were added.
FreeDiams started to include more drug databases. Medication list
templates were improved.

May 2010 - GNUmed 0.7.2 and 0.7.3 were released. Invoicing software packages
were looked at. Test result plotting was announced. Lx-Office was
scripted to produce invoices from scripts.

Jun 2010 - GNUmed 0.7.5 was announced. GNUmed was successfully installed
on a Mac through MacPorts. A lengthy article appeared on how to go
about a web interface for GNUmed.

Jul 2010 - An article appeared on how to develop plugins for GNUmed. A number of
bugs were reported and fixed. The server saw another round of Wiki spam.
Pyjamas was actively evaluated for the web interface and finally a working
demo was provided.

Aug 2010 - More info on the web client surfaced. A lot of effort went into parsing Hl7
lab data.

Sep 2010 - GNUmed 0.7.9 was released and so was 0.8 to 0.8.3. Many improvents to
existing features made their way in.

Oct 2010 - GNUmed 0.8.4 was released. A few teaser scrennshots of the upcoming
version 0.9 appeared.

Nov 2010 - We were made aware of an installation in Sudan, Africa and provided
e-mail installation support. Jim greatly helped out by reporting a number of
observations from his tests. GNUmed 0.8.5 was released.

Dec 2010 - More info on GNUmed 0.9 appeared. GNUmed was updated to run on the

During the whole year people helped translating GNUmed. The GNUmed team would like to thank everyone for the effort to further enhance the free and open source electronic medical record.

Sebastian Hilbert