openSUSE medical Team releases stable version

Some month our team was busy, and so you hasn’t heard about us. But we are alive. We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Distribution who still medical needs.

Whats happened? In the beginning of the project we tried to package some stuff just as beginning. Then we published 2 pre versions, but there we found some things to fix. We have worked hard for you, and now we are pleased to announce openSUSE medical version 0.0.6 with fresh packaged packages.

What’s new?

FreeMedForms (FMF) is a multi-platform software (available on MacOS, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows), multilingual, free and open source, released under the new BSD license.
FreeMedForms is developed by medical doctors and is mainly intended for health professionals. Currently, the suite is under development. It is available only for testing purposes. The main objective of FreeMedForms is to manage the electronic medical records based on your medical practice or the practice of clinical research groups. Your records will be fully customizable through the use of plugins. Some parts of the suite are already operational and usable in practice as the prescriber FreeDiams (formerly DrugsInteractions). If you like to use FreeMedForms, you have to login yourself in the application as user “admin” with password “admin”.

FreeDiams prescriber is the result of FreeMedForms prescriber plugins built into a standalone application.
FreeDiams is a multi-platform (MacOS, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows), free and open source released under the GPLv3 license. It is developed by medical doctors and is intended for use by these same professionals. It can be used alone to prescribe and / or test drug interactions within a prescription. It can be linked to any application thanks to its command line parameters. FreeDiams can use several drugs database. Are currently available: Drugs database FDA_USA, the french AFSSAPS drugs database, the Canadian drugs databases (HCDPD), and the South African (SAEPI) are available. Drugs interactions calculation is available for all these drugs databases beginning with the upcoming v0.5.0.

The GNUmed project builds free, liberated open source Electronic Medical Record software in multiple languages to assist and improve longitudinal care (specifically in ambulatory settings, i.e. multi-professional practices and clinics). It is made available at no charge and is capable of running on GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It is developed by a handful of medical doctors and programmers from all over the world. It can be useful to anyone documenting the health of patients including, but not limited to, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, acupuncturists, nurses, psychologists …

TEMPO is open source software for 3D visualization of brain electrical activity. TEMPO accepts EEG file in standard EDF format and creates animated sequence of topographic maps. Topographic maps are generated over 3D head model and user is able to navigate around head and examine maps from different viewpoints. Most mapping parameters are adjustable through appropriate graphical user interface controls. Also, individual topographic maps could be saved in PNG format for future examination or publishing.

But the openSUSE medical Distribution has more inside the DVD. The openSUSE medical team has hand-selected which package to add into the Distribution.

So we can say, that we have a good solution for Doctors, Students, Clinics and other people who trying to spread the word about Open Source.

We also have added a complete package, multimedia-codecs and multimediaplayer. So you can play with different inputformats. And the last addition was the KMyMoney Package, so you can know how to make money 🙂

Thanks a lot on this time for the Upstream Coder: Eric Maeker from France, Sebastian Siebert from Germany and the TEMPO Team.

Technically: From this version on we have fixed the *.desktop files. Now all medical desktop applications can found under Menu/Education/Science/. So it is easier for our users to find the needed software. Tomorrow i’ll starting to create a list of “Must have” applications for our project. So every Packager can choose the the product he like to package. But we need more Packagers in our team. So if you know the BuildService and don’t know what should you do, just join the team.

But, where you can get this nice stuff?

You can get it there:

How can you see our good Team?

You can visit our teampage: The site explains how you can be a part of our Mailinglist or Project.

All the other things you can find in our Portalpage: There you can find all important Links, and how to file a Bug or how to drop a openFATE Entry.

The Horizon: We can see good clouds on the horizon. ATM our team plans a collaboration between openSUSE and Fedora and Debian. The goal is that we can create new packages and share the package and all needed Informations and Experiences with other medical teams on the screen. We hope to arrange a shared Guideline for packaging medical Software and find new Ideas and Enhencements for the medical Community. Thats our Part for “Collaboration across Borders”.

Now enjoy your openSUSE medical.

Valentine’s Day 2010: Let other show your Love for Free Software

We all knowing, that on 14. February this Year we celebrating the Valentine’s Day. This is an goog Day to share you Love for Free Software with your Friends, This Campain is started by Free Software Foundation Europe. All Details of this Campain you can see under: Have alot of Fun 🙂

Call for Participation: KDE Project needs help before relaunch

Today i recieved an Tweet from Lydia Pintscher. Lydia wrote, that the KDE Project needs help.

What is to do? The goal is to find some simple data about KDE’s programs following by a template and putting them on the wiki. She tells us, that Screenshots also needed. The community wiki has more details. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know all the data for a certain program. Fill in as much as you know.  If you have questions come to #kde-www on freenode or drop me an email at lydia at kde org.

Skrooge 0.5.3 Packaged for openSUSE

I’m pleased to announce the new Version 0.5.3 from Skrooge. In this Packageversion i’ve fixed three Bugzilla Bugs.  The first Bug #545103 and the second Bug #549803 depends on my bad old using from the Requires Tag in the Package. The third Bug #543994 is official fixed. If you can’t see the Components Chooser on the left Side from Skrooge, just close skrooge, type „kbuildsycoca4“ in the Console and restart.

SUSEnews (Translation Tool for Weekly News) are published in 0.1.4beta1

The Week Sebastian Schöbinger announced the new Version 0.1.4 beta1. This great Tool is an Program for the openSUSE Weekly News Team, and its an Translation-Helper-Program. I like this Program, and i hope that many Teammembers use this nice piece of code.


What’s happend since the last version?

  • openSUSE Weekly News “Light Version”
  • saigkill joined the developer team

The most important Change is the Support for the Light Version. We have two different Templates. The Full Template is for Translators who would like to translate the whole Issue. For Translators with lesser time, they can use the Light Template. In this Template the Translator just translate the Subjects.

BTW: We need Translators. If you speak an other Language as english, you can write to: and we can integrate you in our Team. We have just nice boys, no bad boys 🙂

Today i’ve packaged SUSEnews, and the Package can be found in the home:saigkill Repository.

Amarok 2.2.0 Package for openSUSE

One week ago, i’ve announced my last change for handling „audio/x-vorbis+ogg“. Today i’ve fixed some RPMLint Errors. To fix an „devel files in no devel Packages“ Error was easy. It was just to fix with creating an new *-devel Subpackage. Then RPMLint has labeled as error that the Package obsoletes itself. The Configuration was „Provides: kde4-amarok = 2.2.0“ and „Obsoletes: kde4-amarok <= 2.2.0“. So i’ve changed it to „kde4-amarok <= 2.1.99“. Then i’ve created an rpmlintrc and added the unstripped file issue. Maybe i look tomorrow for the other Warnings. The status quo can be checked out in the KDE:KDE4:Playground Repository.

Amarok: Patch for providing audio/x-vorbis+ogg

Yesterday i’ve comitted an Patch from the amarok-users List.

Patch handle-x-vorbis+ogg.diff:

diff –git a/src/collection/umscollection/handler/UmsHandler.cpp b/src/collection/umscollection/handler/UmsHandler.cpp
index a6e0ed2..827e23b 100644
— a/src/collection/umscollection/handler/UmsHandler.cpp
+++ b/src/collection/umscollection/handler/UmsHandler.cpp
@@ -141,7 +141,7 @@ UmsHandler::init()
m_mimetypes << „audio/mpeg“ << „audio/x-wav“ << „video/x-ms-asf“ << „audio/flac“
<< „audio/x-ms-wma“ << „application/x-ogg“ << „audio/x-aac“ << „audio/mp4a-latm“
–            << „video/mp4“ << „audio/ac3“;
+            << „video/mp4“ << „audio/ac3“ << „audio/x-vorbis+ogg“;

m_timer.setSingleShot( true );