Stage 2 Activities/2.3 OpenMRS 2014-05

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Planning for HFOSS Participation 2014-05

Workshop Participants: James W, Jeff W. Lori P, James M, Darci B, Patti O, Karl W, Camm

Planning Stage 3 Activities


Meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month 3:00-4:00 via Google Hangout

All OpenMRS project meetings are on this calendar:

Specific Tasks

  • Darci , Jeff , Patti - Continue work on CS2_DataStructure activity
  • James Mc - work with James W. to create a module for INF 128 (Principles of Informatics) course. I am teaching this course fall 2014. This is a general education course. The purpose of module is to create a lecture session re: HFOSS and software development in general.
  • ,Ben C - Document and Share lessons learned from using OpenMRS in a senior projects course
  • Karl W - OpenMRS immersion during fall 2014 sabbatical


  1. Install pre-requisites, include Java 1.7 and Maven.
  2. Download SDK from (version 1.0.7)
  3. Run installer.
  4. Edit bin/omrs-run to change path argument to both calls to omrs-add-module from .. to .

Current error: Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-dependency-plugin:2.8:copy (deploy-to-server) on project openmrs-project-server: Unable to find artifact. Failure to find org.openmrs:openmrs-project-omod:jar:1.0.0 in was cached in the local repository, resolution will not be reattempted until the update interval of openmrs-repo has elapsed or updates are forced


or use Step-by-step installation for developers

OpenMRS Developer Guide Getting set up


OpenMRS - Code of Conduct -

Activity Planning Exercise

See for work in progress.


  • upper div and grad CS security courses. code review, penetration tests like FLOSSHack
  • introduce forest of computing to first semester fresh. in seminar course
  • help with CS2 data structures course
  • CS0/1 - mobile app class
  • sabbatical HFOSS work
  • OpenMRS for multiple courses:
    • Capstone project
    • Software Process artifacts
    • Software Testing artifacts


  1. Identify the course(s) the activity would be appropriate for.
    1. CS2 Data Structures Project based on the work of Darci's student Data Structure Example
  2. Briefly describe the activity.
    1. Find use of a specified data structure in the OpenMRS code base using a tool like Ag, explain the task that the data structure is used to accomplish, and explain why the data structure is a good or poor choice for accomplishing this task.
  3. How much time do you expect the HFOSS activity to take (# classes, # homework assignments, # lab activities, etc.)? Will the activity be completed in class or out of class?
    1. One homework assignment or lab activity.
  4. How does this activity relate to course goals/objectives?
    1. Describe the difference between a data structure and the implementation thereof.
    2. Explain the application of a data structure in a specific large complex software system
    3. Evaluate tradeoffs in selection of data structures.
    4. Analyze the time complexity of an algorithm that uses the data structure.
  5. What will students submit upon completion of the activity?
    1. A link to a place where the code is found in the codebase [1]
    2. A written description of the data structure used within the code and how the code works.
  6. How will you assess the submission?
    1. Students will get into groups of three and assess each other's work based on rubric provided by professor.
    2. Each group will provide a group response
    3. Each student will turn in the original response.
  7. List any question or concerns you have about implementing your activity.
    1. N/A
  8. What type of support will you need to implement your activity?
    1. Darci will provide all support.


Google Summer of Code 2014 project list, search under organization for OpenMRS and 13 projects should appear

[1] You can link directly to a line (or line range) in the code in GitHub for a particular commit. For example, taking marvinyan's link to (which links to the file itself, in a particular commit - in this case commit 7b6e6e2f776aafc3ad397ab6430c77ed25a20857), you can add #L130-137 to the end of the URL to link directly to (and to highlight) lines 130 through 137, i.e.: The fact that it is in a particular commit (version) means that you don't have to worry about the code being changed in the future, and the example code you are interested in going away or being changed.



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