Category Archives: GNUMed

GNUmed released

A few bugs have surfaced in the released. We have released an update.

FIX: crash on setting Windows SetFocus() on dialogs in gm_show_*()
FIX: crash on passing identity to cDTO_Person.import_extra_data()
FIX: failure on PG server version checking on MacOSX (bootstrapper)
FIX: crash on MacOSX after clicking OK in Snellen config dialog
FIX: crash on missing slave personality
IMPROVE: do not crash on not being able to write to the config file
IMPROVE: touch user config file so it exists when needed

GNUmed Web Site Updated, Screenshots Available

I haven’t visited the GNUmed site in awhile, so LinuxMedNews is a little behind in reporting this, but it looks like the web site was substantially updated in June. It also looks like the project is coming along with a page showing interface design goals and screenshots. Project discussion group subscription is available here.

GNUmed is Python and PostgreSQL based. From the web site:

The Gnumed group supports Open Source Software and its application to medical uses.

The major project of the group is to develop a medical software package that is

  • open source
  • secure
  • respecting patient privacy
  • based on open standards
  • flexible
  • fully featured
  • networked (client-server architecture)
  • easy to use
  • multi platform
  • multi lingual

GNUMed Alpha Server Possible in October 2000

Dr. Herb Horst of the GNUmed project has set out a tentative timetable for the availability of GNUMed “Provided people keep their promises…” The available schedule follows, highlights are Alpha releases in mid-October 2000 for server, December for client. Beta release in February 2001. “…looking for more developers to join, especially SQL wizards…” Note for US readers, the dates are written in Aussie DdMmYYYY format.

10.08.2000 alpha test SQL meta file: most entities and relations defined,
script to create an empty GNUMed database plus fully functional tables with
ICD-9/10 and other codes, some drug info, zip codes etc.

01.10.2000 alpha test server / API: working transaction server and most
logic on Interbase server functional. API for clients defined. From here
onwards it should be possible to write already functional clients

01.12.2000 first GUI client in alpha preview available: From here onwards
the system is theoretically functional. Design studies (executable ones)
exist already today but do not connect to the database yet.

01.02.2001 first beta test version (client and server)
Whooo-hooo. I hope we can make it until then.

The GNUMed project is looking for more developers to join, especially SQL wizards. The more people help, the earlier we can release. Looks as if funding will be available in the near future.