DHIS 2 "lite" should be renamed

“DHIS 2 lite” is a very misleading name, as it gives people the wrong impression that it is not the full version of DHIS. As discussed before, we should change it to DHIS 2 Express.

Knut

···

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Hello Ignac,
Sorry, but I don’t think we’ve kept the installer up to date. You can find information here:

http://208.76.222.114/confluence/display/DOC/Installing+DHIS+2

Basically, you don’t need an installer, rather you need to install Tomcat and Postgresql or Mysql.

Knut

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Ignac Mare ignac.mare@gmail.com wrote:

Afternoon can you please provide me with a link to the original DHIS 2.0 installation not the lite version, the one that works with the .war file

Thanks

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Well, seems like the old Diet Coke vs. Coke Lite debate, coming from a
resident of the home of Coca-Cola. :slight_smile:

Even as a rather "advanced" user of DHIS2, I have not seen DHIS2Lite
(or Express) in action. It is not clear to me what the capabilities or
limitations are, or why I should bother to use it. Regardless of what
you are going to call it, I think some good marketing material would
go a very long way.

With frankness,
Jason

···

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 8:58 PM, Knut Staring<knutst@gmail.com> wrote:

"DHIS 2 lite" is a very misleading name, as it gives people the wrong
impression that it is not the full version of DHIS. As discussed before, we
should change it to DHIS 2 Express.
Knut
On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Knut Staring <knutst@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello Ignac,
Sorry, but I don't think we've kept the installer up to date. You can find
information here:
http://208.76.222.114/confluence/display/DOC/Installing+DHIS+2
Basically, you don't need an installer, rather you need to install Tomcat
and Postgresql or Mysql.
Knut
On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Ignac Mare <ignac.mare@gmail.com> wrote:

Afternoon can you please provide me with a link to the original DHIS 2.0
installation not the lite version, the one that works with the .war file

Thanks

Ignac Mare

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Well, seems like the old Diet Coke vs. Coke Lite debate, coming from a

resident of the home of Coca-Cola. :slight_smile:

Even as a rather “advanced” user of DHIS2, I have not seen DHIS2Lite

(or Express) in action. It is not clear to me what the capabilities or

limitations are, or why I should bother to use it. Regardless of what

you are going to call it, I think some good marketing material would

go a very long way.

You are quite right Jason. Dhis lite was “announced” on this list but I don’t know if it has been given much promotion. Knut’s point is that it is not light in the sense of reduced functionality. It is the full dhis but just packaged to run in a humble desktop setting with next to no installation requirement. Unzip and go is the aim. It has a reduced resource footprint from a more normal dhis2 install by using a bundled embedded jetty app (instead of tomcat) and a bundled embedded H2 database engine (instead of mysql, postgresql or what have you).

All this makes it great for demo purposes (I am sure it will run well off a stick) as well as low intensity, low spec hardware environments. Probably also particularly good for training.

I see it is the default downloadable package on www.dhis2.com and there is some explanation there as to which version to download for what. I guess all of that is courtesy of Lars. Chief developer, web master and marketeer :slight_smile:

Cheers
Bob

···

2009/8/26 Jason Pickering jason.p.pickering@gmail.com

With frankness,

Jason

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 8:58 PM, Knut Staringknutst@gmail.com wrote:

“DHIS 2 lite” is a very misleading name, as it gives people the wrong

impression that it is not the full version of DHIS. As discussed before, we

should change it to DHIS 2 Express.

Knut

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Hello Ignac,

Sorry, but I don’t think we’ve kept the installer up to date. You can find

information here:

http://208.76.222.114/confluence/display/DOC/Installing+DHIS+2

Basically, you don’t need an installer, rather you need to install Tomcat

and Postgresql or Mysql.

Knut

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Ignac Mare ignac.mare@gmail.com wrote:

Afternoon can you please provide me with a link to the original DHIS 2.0

installation not the lite version, the one that works with the .war file

Thanks

Ignac Mare

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+1

I think that’s an excellent suggestion.

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bob Jolliffe bobjolliffe@gmail.com

Date: 2009/9/6
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-devs] DHIS 2 “lite” should be renamed
To: Jason Pickering jason.p.pickering@gmail.com

2009/9/5 Jason Pickering jason.p.pickering@gmail.com

For some reason, perhaps due to good marketing by Microsoft or Ubuntu or due to my utter boredom today, I thought maybe a better name would be DHIS2Live. Sort of like the live ubuntu CDs that allow an easy installation?

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Bob Jolliffe bobjolliffe@gmail.com wrote:

2009/8/26 Jason Pickering jason.p.pickering@gmail.com

Well, seems like the old Diet Coke vs. Coke Lite debate, coming from a

resident of the home of Coca-Cola. :slight_smile:

Even as a rather “advanced” user of DHIS2, I have not seen DHIS2Lite

(or Express) in action. It is not clear to me what the capabilities or

limitations are, or why I should bother to use it. Regardless of what

you are going to call it, I think some good marketing material would

go a very long way.

You are quite right Jason. Dhis lite was “announced” on this list but I don’t know if it has been given much promotion. Knut’s point is that it is not light in the sense of reduced functionality. It is the full dhis but just packaged to run in a humble desktop setting with next to no installation requirement. Unzip and go is the aim. It has a reduced resource footprint from a more normal dhis2 install by using a bundled embedded jetty app (instead of tomcat) and a bundled embedded H2 database engine (instead of mysql, postgresql or what have you).

All this makes it great for demo purposes (I am sure it will run well off a stick) as well as low intensity, low spec hardware environments. Probably also particularly good for training.

I see it is the default downloadable package on www.dhis2.com and there is some explanation there as to which version to download for what. I guess all of that is courtesy of Lars. Chief developer, web master and marketeer :slight_smile:

Cheers
Bob

With frankness,

Jason

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 8:58 PM, Knut Staringknutst@gmail.com wrote:

“DHIS 2 lite” is a very misleading name, as it gives people the wrong

impression that it is not the full version of DHIS. As discussed before, we

should change it to DHIS 2 Express.

Knut

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Hello Ignac,

Sorry, but I don’t think we’ve kept the installer up to date. You can find

information here:

http://208.76.222.114/confluence/display/DOC/Installing+DHIS+2

Basically, you don’t need an installer, rather you need to install Tomcat

and Postgresql or Mysql.

Knut

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Ignac Mare ignac.mare@gmail.com wrote:

Afternoon can you please provide me with a link to the original DHIS 2.0

installation not the lite version, the one that works with the .war file

Thanks

Ignac Mare

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Agree, sounds cool.

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+1

I think that’s an excellent suggestion.

2009/9/5 Jason Pickering jason.p.pickering@gmail.com

For some reason, perhaps due to good marketing by Microsoft or Ubuntu or due to my utter boredom today, I thought maybe a better name would be DHIS2Live. Sort of like the live ubuntu CDs that allow an easy installation?

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Bob Jolliffe bobjolliffe@gmail.com wrote:

2009/8/26 Jason Pickering jason.p.pickering@gmail.com

Well, seems like the old Diet Coke vs. Coke Lite debate, coming from a

resident of the home of Coca-Cola. :slight_smile:

Even as a rather “advanced” user of DHIS2, I have not seen DHIS2Lite

(or Express) in action. It is not clear to me what the capabilities or

limitations are, or why I should bother to use it. Regardless of what

you are going to call it, I think some good marketing material would

go a very long way.

You are quite right Jason. Dhis lite was “announced” on this list but I don’t know if it has been given much promotion. Knut’s point is that it is not light in the sense of reduced functionality. It is the full dhis but just packaged to run in a humble desktop setting with next to no installation requirement. Unzip and go is the aim. It has a reduced resource footprint from a more normal dhis2 install by using a bundled embedded jetty app (instead of tomcat) and a bundled embedded H2 database engine (instead of mysql, postgresql or what have you).

All this makes it great for demo purposes (I am sure it will run well off a stick) as well as low intensity, low spec hardware environments. Probably also particularly good for training.

I see it is the default downloadable package on www.dhis2.com and there is some explanation there as to which version to download for what. I guess all of that is courtesy of Lars. Chief developer, web master and marketeer :slight_smile:

Cheers
Bob

With frankness,

Jason

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 8:58 PM, Knut Staringknutst@gmail.com wrote:

“DHIS 2 lite” is a very misleading name, as it gives people the wrong

impression that it is not the full version of DHIS. As discussed before, we

should change it to DHIS 2 Express.

Knut

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Hello Ignac,

Sorry, but I don’t think we’ve kept the installer up to date. You can find

information here:

http://208.76.222.114/confluence/display/DOC/Installing+DHIS+2

Basically, you don’t need an installer, rather you need to install Tomcat

and Postgresql or Mysql.

Knut

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Ignac Mare ignac.mare@gmail.com wrote:

Afternoon can you please provide me with a link to the original DHIS 2.0

installation not the lite version, the one that works with the .war file

Thanks

Ignac Mare

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Excellent. So now we will have DHIS 2.0.2 Live edition, including with (some) maps.

Knut

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2009/9/6 Lars Helge Øverland larshelge@gmail.com

Agree, sounds cool.

+1

I think that’s an excellent suggestion.

2009/9/5 Jason Pickering jason.p.pickering@gmail.com

For some reason, perhaps due to good marketing by Microsoft or Ubuntu or due to my utter boredom today, I thought maybe a better name would be DHIS2Live. Sort of like the live ubuntu CDs that allow an easy installation?

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Bob Jolliffe bobjolliffe@gmail.com wrote:

2009/8/26 Jason Pickering jason.p.pickering@gmail.com

Well, seems like the old Diet Coke vs. Coke Lite debate, coming from a

resident of the home of Coca-Cola. :slight_smile:

Even as a rather “advanced” user of DHIS2, I have not seen DHIS2Lite

(or Express) in action. It is not clear to me what the capabilities or

limitations are, or why I should bother to use it. Regardless of what

you are going to call it, I think some good marketing material would

go a very long way.

You are quite right Jason. Dhis lite was “announced” on this list but I don’t know if it has been given much promotion. Knut’s point is that it is not light in the sense of reduced functionality. It is the full dhis but just packaged to run in a humble desktop setting with next to no installation requirement. Unzip and go is the aim. It has a reduced resource footprint from a more normal dhis2 install by using a bundled embedded jetty app (instead of tomcat) and a bundled embedded H2 database engine (instead of mysql, postgresql or what have you).

All this makes it great for demo purposes (I am sure it will run well off a stick) as well as low intensity, low spec hardware environments. Probably also particularly good for training.

I see it is the default downloadable package on www.dhis2.com and there is some explanation there as to which version to download for what. I guess all of that is courtesy of Lars. Chief developer, web master and marketeer :slight_smile:

Cheers
Bob

With frankness,

Jason

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 8:58 PM, Knut Staringknutst@gmail.com wrote:

“DHIS 2 lite” is a very misleading name, as it gives people the wrong

impression that it is not the full version of DHIS. As discussed before, we

should change it to DHIS 2 Express.

Knut

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Knut Staring knutst@gmail.com wrote:

Hello Ignac,

Sorry, but I don’t think we’ve kept the installer up to date. You can find

information here:

http://208.76.222.114/confluence/display/DOC/Installing+DHIS+2

Basically, you don’t need an installer, rather you need to install Tomcat

and Postgresql or Mysql.

Knut

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Ignac Mare ignac.mare@gmail.com wrote:

Afternoon can you please provide me with a link to the original DHIS 2.0

installation not the lite version, the one that works with the .war file

Thanks

Ignac Mare

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Cheers,

Knut Staring

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