Greetings nule.org readers. Believe it or not we’re still alive and kicking. I’m in the process of moving all the code over to a Bazaar repository and implementing a continuous integration process with a static code review system in order to help improve the quality of the code. Much of HL7 Comm in particular was built prior to Java 1.5, which it now requires, so it doesn’t make sense to not use the best practices that more recent Java versions provide. The build platform is now officially OpenJDK, since that’s destined to be the “official” Java in the future.
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At the moment I’m still waiting for my new employer (IBM has purchased the company that purchased my company) to permit me to continue working on my open source software. I expect that will happen with due time, but I also understand that large corporations need to take some time to evaluate these things. In the meantime, I’m not able to make some updates that I’d like to to HL7 Browser nor really do anything at all of consequence to the software here. If there are bugs found I would certainly fix them and ask permission later. The requirement is mainly on documenting intellectual property rather than saying I can’t work on stuff I want to work on in my free time.
It recently came to my attention that some of the licenses used for the libraries available here weren’t very “corporate friendly”. As a result I’ll be adding a second license to any library or program here that’s covered by the GPL or LGPL. At your option you’ll also be able to use the code here under the terms of the Apache License ( http://opensource.org/licenses/apache2.0.php ). I’ll make new builds of the libraries starting with the Light HL7 Library first and include the new license soon. Contact me if you’re in a hurry for this license and I’ll do what I can to help you.
Today I uploaded new builds of Integrate Client Library, HL7 Comm and HCM. Hopefully I’ve fixed the issues with the FileInByDir client for all three. Logging should be improved for all three as well, and HCM has a bug resolved where the logging level wasn’t reflected properly from the configuration. I still need to get the webstart updated for Comm, but the zips are available right now jumping castle for sale.