Overview

GNUmed has, so far, only a very small project team. In the interest of making GNUmed available, early installation into Debian and Ubuntu preceded opportunities for testing. The first fixes depended on intermittent ad hoc testers to report the problems, and to download and install bug-fixed versions as those became available.

Beginning with (client) version 0.2.9, your GNUmed – if internet-connected – should be bug-fix aware.

Bug-fix releases will not build in new functionality. New functionality will have to await a feature release of GNUmed where such releases typically depend on concurrent upgrades to the database of interest.

Suggested approach

Basic users:

Take account of commonly known issues:
  • Postgres 8.4 (now in Debian/Stable) introduces a hiccup… see our PostgreSQL troubleshooting page
  • Debian Gnome has a theme-dependence for some GNUmed screen elements to be visible (see here)
  • Limitations to date-time display formats, depending on user locale (system) settings

Then:
  1. check ReleaseStatus, as to whether to obtain a more-recent (bug-fixed) version
  2. allow post-0.2.9 versions of GNUmed to check for updates automatically
  3. next, check the BugReports and if unanswered as on-list at gnumed - devel @ gnu . org

More-advanced users:

Monitor, download, test, and report on new release candidates ("...rc#") via subscription to the -devel list (or check here). The more who would do so, the better the quality of the "official releases" that can be issued.
Topic revision: 24 Jun 2011, KarstenHilbert
 
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