OSEHRA Releases Upgrade to the Victory Programming Environment (VPE)

Press Release | OSEHRA | April 2, 2018

OSEHRA is pleased to announce Version 14.2 of the Victory Programming Environment (VPE). VPE is a proven, terminal-based, integrated development environment written in MUMPS that provides developers with a wide variety of tools for creating and working with MUMPS programs and data structures. While it was initially designed with VistA in mind, it can also be effective in other MUMPS environments.

Sam HabielVPE has been used unofficially in the VA for many years. This improved version will be maintained as open source code (under the Apache License Version 2.0) by the OSEHRA open source community. VPE 14.2 has been certified at OSEHRA Level 3™ and the source code is available for download from OSEHRA. It has also been added to the VA’s Technical Reference Model (TRM) and has been published internally – it should appear in the public TRM this week.

Version 14.2 includes the following enhancements:

  • VPE now automatically uses the whole screen, and automatically resizes it
    based on the terminal emulator dimensions, rather than being stuck to
    80x24.
  • To ease future maintenance, all code that was previously in globals
    has been moved out of globals into routines.
  • VPE previously occupied multiple M namespaces, and had both % and
    non-% routines. VPE Version 14.2 has been consolidated into a single namespace,
    XV, with no % routines.

Please direct any questions to info@osehra.org.

About OSEHRA

OSEHRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in electronic health record software and related technology. Founded in 2011, OSEHRA is a rapidly growing open source community with over 850 registered members representing 160+ industry, academic, and government organizations. OSEHRA supports an open, collaborative community of users, developers, and researchers engaged in advancing health IT. OSEHRA hosts software repositories for managing applications such as VistA, RPMS, Blue Button, popHealth®, and others. OSEHRA is an ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization and a member of global industry associations such as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Health Level 7 (HL7), Open Source Initiative (OSI), and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE).