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UMsys - as old as Unix (sort of)

Today there is the "Anwendertag" (User's day) for UMsys in Munich. UMsys stands for Universal Management System. It is a meta management framework, that has been used for environmental management and eGovernment. UMsys is in the market for about 20 years. Already then it had the notion of people, places and processes - with special extensions for environment and government like substances, measurements or regulations.
It started as a terminal application build on Uniface and Informix. Ten years ago I helped to design the revision from UMsys/3 to UMsys/4 moving to C++ and Oracle as client server application.
This year will see another two or threefold transition. Since some of our users move to Linux, the client application will move to .NET/Mono or something else. In parallel a web client is under development. Here we opted to use open standards and leverage on xForms and XML. Our server runs on J2EE (Tomcat and Websphere have been tested) and uses the Open Presentation Server (OPS). I will talk about OPS in March at Singapore's XML Standards day. Stay tuned form more stories about environment, UMsys and xForms.

Posted by on 15 February 2006 | Comments (2) | categories: UMsys


  1. posted by Schaaf on Friday 06 March 2009 AD:
    look to Inplus Web-Site; creators of UMsys
  2. posted by Schaaf on Friday 06 March 2009 AD:
    The LINUX transition of UMsys was postponed but UI via xForms was developed intensively. In the Xforms field a second frame work is used called ChibaXforms that is now integrated with Dojo Emoticon smile.gif