Software Downloads

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As of October 20, 2009 there are four main distributions of Vista:

  • WorldVista (GPL licensed) (Home)
    • Astronaut VistA Auto-Install Suite
      • Pros: Easiest to install, standards-based, most all-in-one solution available. Some bugs such as IPv6 are fixed. Enables use, collaboration and development. Probably the best choice for newcomers, those not interested in installation details, and developers. Has Virtual machine/Windows version. Both server and client installers are available.
      • Cons: Could be more modular. Currently Beta but moving fast.
    • Toaster
      • Pros: Virtual machine based, some convenience, can run on Windows. Demonstrates concepts.
      • Cons: Virtual machine based so integration, migration, and upgrades can be an issue.
    • Semi-Viva with Download here
      • Pros: Architecture more conducive to ASP model.
      • Cons: Patches for clinical client support are lacking. Requires more expertise to install.
  • OpenVista (AGPL licensed) (Home) (Download)
    • Pros: Paid support available. Active development team.
    • Cons: Development is mostly controlled and dominated by a single company.
  • vxVista (Eclipse Public License - EPL) (Home) (not downloadable)
    • Pros: Support by a large VA contractor.
    • Cons: Vaporware at this time. Eclipse licensed.
  • FOIA Vista (unlicensed public domain software) (Home) (Download)
    • Pros: The straight un-modified stuff from Vererans Affairs.
    • Cons: Raw. Very raw. It will take you much, much time to get this into a form that is of any use.

(You may hear about da Vinci Vista, VOE Vista, and Hui Vista. These don't exist and/or are not maintained anymore.)