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GNU adopts a healthcare project

GNU adopts a healthcare project

Posted Oct 13, 2011 7:57 UTC (Thu) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
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> Getting and installing the latest GNU Health release is a bit of a headache, in large part because the project is only halfway finished with its transition from its previous hosting platform to the Savannah servers provided by GNU. The documentation is split between the GNU site, the old "Medical" project at SourceForge, and the GNU Solidario project site (which includes an ominous-looking banner warning that the underlying hosting service,, will shut down on December 23).

Is it just me who thinks so, or would GNU not benefit greatly from making their work more accessible and appealing to users? I realise that they want people to use it because it is free, not because it is good, but it makes me feel a bit sad to see them produce so much high quality software which is (so my unfounded subjective impression) passed over by many people who could make good use of it because it isn't as well marketed as it should be.

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GNU adopts a healthcare project

Posted Oct 13, 2011 9:24 UTC (Thu) by k8to (subscriber, #15413) [Link]

Sure, but maybe you could be more specific?

Personally I always found the old gnu site pretty clunky. What does this thingy do? Why do I have to click so many times for a manual?

Savannah seems better, but I have vague negative reactions to the UI of it. I couldn't say exactly what I don't like about it, so maybe it's not a real issue.

Or did you mean something else?

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