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Is BIRT becoming a dead project? [message #1773775] Wed, 04 October 2017 14:29 Go to next message
Doug Averch is currently offline Doug AverchFriend
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If you go to the download of Eclipse BIRT it still references 4.6. BIRT 4.7 has been out since June.

There is no runtime download of BIRT 4.7 except some buggy 4.7 RC release;

After reading about 200 plus of the 1000 bugs from the Bugzilla report, it is obvious that there is very little work being done to the product.

There are suppose to be over 2 million programmers using the product, well something positive needs to happen before we wake up a morning to find out we have invested a lot of time and code into something that is no longer supported.
Re: Is BIRT becoming a dead project? [message #1773777 is a reply to message #1773775] Wed, 04 October 2017 14:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Averch is currently offline Doug AverchFriend
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It should be noted that the company I work for U2logic, has invested heavily in BIRT.
Although U2logic is a small company we have done the following:
1) U2logic has created a PCL output format.
2) U2logic has created an ODA interface to the Universe and Unidata databases from Rocket Software.
3) U2logic has created an interface to Apache Tomcat to run our BIRT reports using BIRT runtime.
4) U2logic has converted most of its reporting technology to BIRT.
Re: Is BIRT becoming a dead project? [message #1774274 is a reply to message #1773777] Thu, 12 October 2017 12:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Averch is currently offline Doug AverchFriend
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This confirms my statement. See: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=517760
Re: Is BIRT becoming a dead project? [message #1774275 is a reply to message #1773777] Thu, 12 October 2017 12:20 Go to previous message
Doug Averch is currently offline Doug AverchFriend
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This confirms my statement. See: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=517760
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