OpenClinica 2.5 has been going through rigorous testing over the last few months and we are finally getting close to releasing a production ready version of the application. There are currently 2 betas and 1 alpha available to the community, but shortly we will be having a Release Candidate available that has been subjected to full, rigorous testing procedures.
This Release Candidate will also contain scripts that will allow OpenClinica to run on the Oracle 10g database for the first time as part of a downloadable package.
As you can see below in another post about the release of 2.5, I mentioned it would be on August 29th. Mea culpa. Clearly, however, it is more important to issue a software product that has been fully tested (and retested) rather then putting a marginal product out just to meet a date. If only Microsoft realized this 🙂
The release candidate will be available to the general public on Wednesday morning, 9/10/2008, and we will be targeting a full production release within the coming weeks.
As we get closer to the production release, please check back for more updates. In the meantime here’s some Final Countdown inspiration from Europe.