Release Notes

Target audience: Mifos specialists.

These release notes contain important information about Mifos version 2.6 (code name: Esha K) and higher. In addition to an overview of the major changes since the previous major release, known issues and other information are addressed here. Please read this document before you begin using Mifos.



See Mifos System Recommendations for hardware requirements.


Software requirements are described in the INSTALL file included in the release package.


See Configuring Mifos for details on how to set up Mifos


Mifos recommends using Firefox with this release. Mifos supports the following browsers:


  • Firefox 3.6 or higher

Internet Explorer

  • IE 8.0 or higher

New Features and Enhancements

Upgrade and Important Notes

To Be Updated

If you are upgrading from a previous version of Mifos, please see Mifos 2.6 Upgrade Instructions for important information that might impact your upgrade.

If you were using mifosBeanConfig.custom.xml file in your previous version of Mifos then you should check in the file, if there is a word "Voluntory". If yes, then you should replace all occurrences of "Voluntory" with the word "Voluntary". This situation is related to the fix of issue MIFOS-5218                            . 

Other Known Issues

To Be Updated

Deployment Isolation

There have been unconfirmed reports that deploying multiple instances of Mifos inside the same Tomcat installation may cause problems. We advise isolating deployments by only deploying a single instance of Mifos inside a single installation of Tomcat until further notice.


  • Minimum/Maximum days between disbursal and first repayment: These settings are not optional. Use the default values (1 for Minimum and 365 for Maximum) as a workaround. MIFOS-2005       
  • Grace periods do not work for Loan products with Variable Loan Installments or with interest rate type - Declining Balance - Interest Recalculation.  MIFOS-4742.
  • Variable Installment Loans Interest calculation and fees support are broken.  If you are using loans with this checked, please carefully check if the repayment schedule is as expected.  MIFOS-5086, MIFOS-5141.
  • Past transaction adjustments do not work with principal pre-payments. MIFOS-5556

Memory and Performance


  • BIRT reports do not work if you deploy Mifos WAR on Windows.  MIFOS-5089.


  • Holidays are not changeable: Once you add a new holiday to Mifos, it cannot be edited or deleted. Use caution with this feature. MIFOS-1398  

Current list of known bugs (http://mifosforge.jira.com/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=10044\)

Fixed Issues

Use the following links to see which issues were fixed:


The project owners would like to thank those who have been actively involved in the Mifos community. Your many contributions for this release help make Mifos a stronger solution for our users and their clients.

A big thank you to the Mifos community!