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.

GNUmed Live Project started

I am proud to announce GNUmed Live.

It all originated from the need to host GNUmed Live CDs, VMware images and so on. Nothing comes for free and there was no way we could host these images on the GNUmed servers. That is why we started the GNUmed Live project on sourceforge.

This gives us the room we need to offer GNUmed in a form that allows users to try GNUmed without going through the whole installation process.

Head over to to see for your self and grab a CD image.

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Call for Testing: GNUMed (openSUSE-Medical Project)

We are about to release GNUmed 0.6 series. Please test GNUmed 0.6.rc5.

Go to for the one click installers.

openEMR packaged for openSUSE


Today i’ve packaged openEMR for openSUSE. This is for Open Source Practice Management, Electronic Medical Record, Prescription Writing and Medical Billing application. I’ve created that under the Umbrella from our new openSUSE-Medical Project. The Package is available in our medical Repository.

Call for Participation: openSUSE-Medical

Abstract: I’m pleased to announce an new Subproject from openSUSE: openSUSE_Medical. This new Project tries to package more Software for doctors’s practice or clinical needs. With our work we try to bridge a gap in the market.
Logistic: For better logistic we have opened an new OBS Project called „medical“. You can use it as Repo Our new Wikisite is placed under: There you find our new Mailinglist for our Project.
What is to do? We try to package more Software. I’ve found this List about Free Medical Software. we thought, that we can try to build one Software each purpose. If this is done, we can try to package more Software. But it is important to package not too much. This is an Joy-Project.
What we need: First of all we need Packager. This Project is for beginner’s packaging  and for Packaging Specialists. We have stuff for everyone.

If you want to join our Team, just send a Message to:

freemed: Version 0.8.4 packaged for openSUSE!

I’m pleased to announce the publishing of the freemed 0.8.4 Package.  FreeMED is an opensource electronic medical record (EMR) and medical management system. This is an PHP/Apache driven Software.

You can download it from home:saigkill:medical.

Live from the openSUSE Conference in Nürnberg

Yes, i’m here in Nürnberg. The Conference is very interesting. Yesterday i’ve given an Talk „Getting to know the openSUSE Weekly News.“ After my Talk i had visited Joe Brockmeiers „openSUSE Ambassador Program“, Holger Sickenbergs „Testing of the openSUSE Distribution and Will Stephensons „Future of openSUSE KDE“. This day was an Motivation for me, to be a part of the Testing Team. Through an Emulator i can run the Milestones without installing. I think, that  i can do it. I’m writing Bugreports.

Today i’ve visited Alexandra Leisses Talk „Community and Contributions“, then Scott Reves and Takashi Iwais Talk „Alsa and Pulseaudio on openSuSE“, then Build your own Linux Distribution during Lunch Break“ and Jan Simon Mollers Talk „openSUSE and ARM „GSoC and beyond“. This day, and the Discussion with the other Mates, motivated me to create an new Repository in OBS called „Medical“. Inside this i put Packages with Medical Relationships. If i have some Packages inside that, i plan to make an SUSE Studio Imahe for Medical Doctors or Clinical Professional Enviroment.

Tomorrow i give an second Talk called „Softwareprograms under Linux and Presenting important Software“. This Talk i give in the German Language. Maybe i can Blog in the next Days too. But if you are not sure, and if you have some Time at Saturday or Sunday, you can meet us in Nürnberg.

BtW. Today we have interviewed Frank Karlitschek for RadioTux.

Freemedforms Medical Database

Now i’m trying to build an Package called „Freemedforms„. Sadly the last Issues are not openSUSE compatible. But now it shows, that the new Version are ok. What is Freemedforms? FreeMedForms is a free, open-source, multiplatform medical forms manager. It can be used for clinical research and patient database management. Maybe some Doctors or other Proffecionals come and try that interesting Software.
But for openSUSE User, atm i’m building that. If it’s run than i publish that and let you know.

Freemedforms – Eine Medikamentendatenbank

Tja, so ist das, wenn man sich Alpha Versionen runterlädt und baut. Nur trouble. Aber vielleicht wirds ja noch. Die Grundidee einer Linux-basierten Medikamentendatenbank ist an sich sehr gut. Diese GUI greift auf internationale DB zurück und stellt Sie übersichtlich dar. Anscheinend gibt es sogar die Möglichkeit einer Datenbank der Empfänger zu erstellen. So wäre zum Beispiel die Anwendung in Krankenhäusern und Psychiatrischen Kliniken interessant. Aber bisher konnte ich mir nur die Möglichkeiten zusammenreimen. Die Entwickler betreiben zwar bei Sourceforge eine Mailingliste, diese ist aber leider in französisch. Und franzosen haben es nicht so mit dem Englisch (sagen sie selbst). Aber immerhin konnte ich sie dazu bewegen die Status Reports in englisch zu schreiben.

Zusammen mit David Haller, dem legendären Schöpfer des Hallerix, konnten wir aus dem Sourcecode ein Paket im OpenSUSE Build Service herstellen, das soweit ohne Fehler durchbaut und von RPM basierten Distributionen installiert werden kann.

Doch die Medikamentendatenbank leidet noch an Kinderkrankheiten. So sind zwar alle Dateien im richtigen Verzeichnis, aber leider kann eine bestimmte Bibliothek nicht gefunden werden. Aber auch hier sind wir dran.

Wer sich das Projekt mal ansehen möchte ist herzlich willkommen unter: http.//

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