A New Look for OpenMRS

If you’ve been here before, by now you realize the OpenMRS project is looks quite different. In the last two months, we’ve made a lot of changes! Read on to learn what’s new around OpenMRS.org.

A new look for our web site

Today we introduce our new logo and web site to “show off” OpenMRS to the world. Our project has an exciting story to tell, and we want to make sure our web presence makes that possible. Over the next weeks and months, on these pages you’ll learn more about OpenMRS and how people are using it around the world.

OpenMRS 1.7 is right around the corner, too … and you’ll find that it’s also been cleaned up with a new look of its own. Things are changing fast around the project, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to ensure you have the information you need to keep up with those changes.

We’re getting social

Over the last few months, we’ve also redoubled our efforts to participate in social media and raise awareness about OpenMRS. We not only owe that to our current volunteers, but we owe it to the people who have yet to discover us. If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or surf YouTube, we hope you’ll link up with us.

New wiki for knowledge management

If you’ve been around the project for a while, you undoubtedly remember our old MediaWiki installation where the sum of the project’s knowledge was maintained. Not to worry, the information is still here, but we’ve upgraded to a new, more powerful system that will make it easier to find the information you need. Head over to our new wiki and learn some new stuff about where we’ve come from and where we’re going.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for after searching the new wiki, consider checking the archived MediaWiki site, or open a support ticket and we’ll make sure you have what you need.

Linking information and people together

Finally, in July we launched JIRA, our new issue management system which replaces Trac. For developers, we also added FishEye + Crucible, two great tools for source code browsing and asynchronous code review for developers. All of these link to our existing Bamboo installation for continuous integration testing. To top it all off, we introduced OpenMRS ID, a single account for all our new OpenMRS community tools.

I hope you enjoy the new look for OpenMRS. And most of all, I hope it will inspire you to get involved with our amazing project if you’re not already. No matter what your background, there’s a place for you to help get involved to use technology to improve the lives of people around the world. Drop us a line and let us know what interests you!

Michael Downey
OpenMRS Community Infrastructure Team

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