OpenMRS Platform 2.0.0 Beta released

I am absolutely delighted to announce the release of OpenMRS Platform 2.0.0 Beta. Now we are just one step away from the Platform 2.0.0 final release which will mark a new era for OpenMRS Platforms and will align us with the latest tech stack and  REST’ful architecture. The Release Notes should get you excited to take it out for a test-run. You can download the standalone and war file from here.

Besides the offline ways of trying it out, Reference Application on Platform 2.0 will be deployed on . If you want to be notified about it or would like to be a beta-tester, please let us know by filling this form.

We would highly appreciate your invaluable input and feedback on how we can make Platform 2.0 the next big thing for the OpenMRS community. Please feel free to reach out to me regarding any suggestions/ feature requests/ bugs you may come across.

I would like to thank our developers for their brilliant contributions in making this release possible.

In the coming days, you can keep up with action related to Platform 2.0.0 via Talk, or pinging me(@maany) or Wyclif / Daniel/ Rafal on the IRC.

Mayank Sharma
On Behalf of the OpenMRS community

2 Responses to “OpenMRS Platform 2.0.0 Beta released”

  1. Reddy Edde April 22, 2016 22:10 #

    I am trying to install Platform 2.0 for the last two days but was not able to do it. Sequence of steps. Greatly appreciate if anyone can help me get through this phase.

    OS : UBUNTU 14.04 LTS
    Database : MySQL
    Java : JDK 1.7
    Tomcat : Tomcat 7
    OpenMRS : Platform 2.0 Beta

    Step 1. Insatll JAVA
    sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk
    sudo update-alternatives –config java

    Step 2. Install MySQL
    sudo apt-get install mysql-server

    Step 3. Install Tomcat and change security
    sudo apt-get install tomcat7
    sudo apt-get install tomcat7-docs tomcat7-admin tomcat7-examples default-jdk ant git

    sudo nano /etc/tomcat7/tomcat-users.xml

    sudo service tomcat7 restart

    Step 4. Download openmrs.war from

    Step 5 : Change upload size to 350 MB and upload openmrs.war
    cd /usr/share/tomcat7-admin/manager/WEB-INF
    sudo vim web.xml

    sudo mkdir /usr/share/tomcat7/.OpenMRS/
    sudo chown -R tomcat7 /usr/share/tomcat7/.OpenMRS/

    Step 6 : open http://localhost:8080/openmrs (Never get to this phase)

    • Robert O'Connor June 4, 2016 01:19 #

      Hi there — please ask for help on OpenMRS Talk

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