|Re: Welcome to the Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools Newsgroup! [message #13 is a reply to message #5]
||Thu, 26 August 2004 19:56
| Mark Coggins
Registered: July 2009
Thanks for your response.
To answer your questions:
1) For the most part we expect to build the solution from the ground up;
however, we may contribute some components to provide specific functionality
and we may well leverage existing open source components/solutions as you
2) The intention was to define a new XML file format for the report design
file, leveraging our knowledge of the requirements for report specification
(as well as the broader community's). However, we can look at providing
hooks to allow the designer to write out different report specification
formats to be executed by other engines.
3) Yes, we want to approach the other open source initiatives in reporting
area to: a) encourage their involvement and b) potentially leverage existing
code in the BIRT project.
"Eugene Ostroukhov" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> For now there are zillions of the reporting engines and miriads of the
> report designer - either open or closed sourced, Eclipse-based and
> non-Eclipse based. Lots of systems use different engines and lots of
> companies are trying to provide reporting solutions.
> Some questions I have:
> 1. Do you have initial contributors or solution will be built ground-up?
> makes difference for decision-making on selecting the report engine for
> current projects)
> 2. Will it be possible to use your designer to design reports for other
> 3. Are you planning to leverage some existing open-source solution like
> JFreeChart, Jasper Reports, etc.?
> Best regards,
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