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What BIRT version for production system [message #231423] Fri, 30 March 2007 07:44 Go to next message
Piotr Czachur is currently offline Piotr Czachur
Messages: 18
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hello!

I wonder what BIRT version should i currently use for my production
system reporting. I've found BIRT alpha versions more stable than stable
versions (BIRT 2.1RC5 versus BIRT 2.1.1 and BIRT 2.2M5 versus BIRT
2.1.2). Feature that is more important for me is data displayed by BIRT
to be correct - yeah, i can always comapre data displayed by BIRT with
data from direct SQL queries.

The reason because i write this post is that designer from last BIRT
release 2.1.2 constantly crashes when i try to preview.


Thanks for your feedback,
Piotr Czachur
Re: What BIRT version for production system [message #231609 is a reply to message #231423] Fri, 30 March 2007 18:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: jasonweathersby.alltel.net

We do not recommend milestone builds for production.
The reason being is not necessarily stability but functional changes
that may occur before release. That said there is nothing preventing
you from doing it.

Jason

Piotr Czachur wrote:
> Hello!
>
> I wonder what BIRT version should i currently use for my production
> system reporting. I've found BIRT alpha versions more stable than stable
> versions (BIRT 2.1RC5 versus BIRT 2.1.1 and BIRT 2.2M5 versus BIRT
> 2.1.2). Feature that is more important for me is data displayed by BIRT
> to be correct - yeah, i can always comapre data displayed by BIRT with
> data from direct SQL queries.
>
> The reason because i write this post is that designer from last BIRT
> release 2.1.2 constantly crashes when i try to preview.
>
>
> Thanks for your feedback,
> Piotr Czachur
Re: What BIRT version for production system [message #231840 is a reply to message #231423] Mon, 02 April 2007 16:42 Go to previous message
Scott Rosenbaum is currently offline Scott Rosenbaum
Messages: 425
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hello Piotr,

To expand on what Jason had to say, one of the big problems with the Milestone
builds is that they are synchronized with the other Milestone products in
the Europa release. If a dependency in one of the other projects (EMF for
instance) changes, then it could have significant impact on future releases.
We do every thing we can to prevent that, but it still happens.

For instance if you look at the latest release train: M1 was relatively unstable,
M2 was good, M3 and M4 not so good, M5 was very stable. The causes for the
change were sometimes changes in our code (M1 had a number of significant
re-factors), they could be caused by a change in dependency (EMF had some
changes im M4), or it could be based on the introduction of new components
(the M6 build will have the Excel and Word emitters, and the CrossTab all
new BIRT features.

Sorting out all these variables is virtually impossible, what we can say
with a high level of confidence is that the production release should be
the most stable product.

Scott Rosenbaum

> Hello!
>
> I wonder what BIRT version should i currently use for my production
> system reporting. I've found BIRT alpha versions more stable than
> stable versions (BIRT 2.1RC5 versus BIRT 2.1.1 and BIRT 2.2M5 versus
> BIRT 2.1.2). Feature that is more important for me is data displayed
> by BIRT to be correct - yeah, i can always comapre data displayed by
> BIRT with data from direct SQL queries.
>
> The reason because i write this post is that designer from last BIRT
> release 2.1.2 constantly crashes when i try to preview.
>
> Thanks for your feedback,
> Piotr Czachur
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