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New BIRT Exchange Community Site [message #13838] Fri, 28 September 2007 04:03
Virgil Dodson is currently offline Virgil DodsonFriend
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On Monday, we officially launched a new community site called BIRT
Exchange that is for developers using BIRT. The site allows you to
share report designs and code with each other and has some good examples
already loaded. There are forums organized around solutions so that
questions in each forum are from people in similar stages of their
reporting projects. You'll also find documentation, downloads, a wiki,
information on BIRT training if you need it and information on Actuate's
commercial products that extend BIRT.

The official message is pasted below, or you can just go check out the
site yourself.

By the way, I'm one of the bloggers on that site so feel free to leave a
comment on one of my posts on what you think about BIRT Exchange.

Virgil Dodson


Actuate Launches BIRT Exchange
Developer Community Site, a Dedicated Resource for Eclipse BIRT and the
Actuate BIRT Product Line

San Mateo, Calif. – September 24, 2007

Core News Facts:

Actuate today announced the launch of BIRT Exchange
(, a dedicated resource for the Eclipse BIRT
developer community and the Actuate BIRT product line. The growth of the
Eclipse BIRT developer community and BIRT’s increased use in enterprise
deployments has created demand for supported products and services based
on Eclipse BIRT.

BIRT Exchange fulfils this need by providing a dedicated site where
developers can learn about support and services for Eclipse BIRT,
download Actuate BIRT products and participate in the growing Eclipse
BIRT eco-system. Developers can share code and expertise with peers,
helping to accelerate the flow of knowledge and information within the

BIRT Exchange:
Gives the BIRT developer community centralized access to the broadest
range of resources and knowledge related to BIRT.

Enables developers to easily share, comment on, rate and quickly
pinpoint the information they need - technical articles and tips, report
designs, even code samples - using simple keyword search combined with
a powerful filtering and a community rating system. Resources are
grouped by interest area - such as designing and deploying reports,
enabling interactive end-user reporting - and can be sorted by rating,
author, date, etc.

Available on BIRT Exchange:
DevX — a dynamic content hub where BIRT developers can quickly find,
share and discover useful BIRT-related technical information including
code snippets, report designs, technical tips, tutorials and more. DevX
makes it fast and easy for developers to search, upload, download and
rate content items.

Searchable forums — on Eclipse BIRT and the Actuate BIRT product line,
including a mirror of the Eclipse BIRT newsgroup, which is also searchable.

Software downloads and detailed product information — for Eclipse BIRT,
and the Actuate BIRT product line enabling rapid report deployment,
spreadsheet reporting and ad-hoc end user reporting.

Documentation — official documentation for Eclipse BIRT and Actuate BIRT

Demos — a collection of self-running learning tools on everything from
AJAX interactivity for BIRT reports, ad-hoc reporting with BIRT
templates, spreadsheet reporting, using sub-reports, parameters,
parallel reporting and more.

Wiki & Blog —facilitates an active dialogue among the BIRT developer

Products – ability to learn about and download the Actuate BIRT product
line for enabling enterprise deployment, end user reporting and
spreadsheet reporting.

Support Resources – information on support, services and training
available for Eclipse BIRT and the Actuate BIRT product line.

About BIRT:
The Eclipse BIRT project is a top level Eclipse Foundation project
initiated and led by Actuate with the goal of providing a powerful and
flexible reporting design tool for application and report developers. To
date, Eclipse BIRT has surpassed one million downloads and has a large,
active and growing developer community across all types of
organizations. Major software companies such as IBM, BEA, Borland and
Zend have incorporated BIRT into their product lines.
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