These release notes contain important information about Mifos version 1.6 (code name: Shamim D) and higher. Mifos version 1.6 is a release that includes support for scalability to 1 million clients, moratoriums, branch level holidays, fixes to the clients, groups, and centers areas of Mifos, and fixes to critical bugs in Mifos . 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.
Mifos recommends using Firefox with this release. Mifos 1.6 supports the following browsers
Firefox 3.0 and above.
IE 6.0 SP1
New Features and Enhancements
Scalability to 1 Million clients
Branch Level Holidays
2 additional standard reports
Major fixes to clients, groups, and centers, and CSE areas.
Upgrade and Important Notes
If you are upgrading from a previous version of Mifos, please see Upgrade Instructions for 1 6 for important information that might impact your upgrade.
Other Known Issues
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. Issue 2005.
Our standard reports assume a generic default database connection for the MySQL mifos database of user "mifos" and password "mifos". If your database is different than the default, you need to change your standard Mifos reports for them to connect to the right database. See Issue 2840 for more information.
If you are installing Mifos for the first time on 1.6.x, the Detailed Aging Portfolio At Risk Report has a permission error when running the report. Workaround is to download, then re-upload the report into your Mifos instance with a new report name. Issue 3108. Fixed in 1.6.1.
Holidays are not changeable: Once you add a new holiday to Mifos, it cannot be edited or deleted. Use caution with this feature. Issue 1398.
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.