Earlier this week, version 2.0 of my favorite open source health care software framework was released, and I received the following email for the announcement:
Today marks a big milestone for HAPI, with the release of version 2.0 of both the HAPI Java API and the HAPI TestPanel (well, technically it was yesterday, but we had some issues with syncing this release to the central Maven repo).
The new release comes packed with tons of bugfixes, plenty of new features, and improvements. See the Changelog for information on everything that is new in the API, and the TestPanel Changelog for changes there.
One thing to note: Migrating to the new version of the Java API should be very straightforward, but there is one notable difference to watch out for: As of version 2.0 the logging abstraction layer has changes from commons-logging to SLF4J, so you will need to include the SLf4J API JAR on your classpath. You will probably want to include an adaptor to an underlying logging framework as well. Maven users can copy the updated POM dependency snippets from here. Non-Maven users will find the new requirements in the "hapi-all" bundle on the Download area.
Thanks to everyone who contributed! In particular, this release features a huge set of contributions from Christian Ohr, who cleaned up a lot of old codebase, modernized the SimpleServer, and replaced the logging framework. We also had all kinds of useful contributions from all over the world over the last year. It's great to see how the HAPI community continues to gain traction after a decade!
This announcement was preceded by another email a couple weeks prior, in the spirit of what good quality open source software is all about.
Just a quick note that it looks like we are ready to tag and release HAPI 2.0. I'd like to first ask if anyone is aware of any showstopper issues they feel we be addressing prior to this release.
I have to say, I"m very excited to see this release going out, as it is absolutely packed with new features from a great number of contributors! UHN has been using it internally for a few months now, and it looks rock solid.