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[birt-dev] Eclipse BIRT PMC Meeting Minutes - Monday, September 25, 2006

Title: Eclipse BIRT PMC Meeting Minutes - Monday, September 25, 2006


BIRT PMC, 10am Pacific, Monday, September 25, 2006


Wenfeng Li - BIRT PMC Lead - Actuate Corporation (
Scott Rosenbaum - BIRT PMC - Innovent Solutions (
Jason Weathersby - BIRT PMC - Actuate Corporation (
Mike Fox - BIRT PMC - IBM Corporation (
Larry Liang - BIRT PMC - InetSoft Technology Corporation (


New Committers

The following new committers have been proposed and recommended to the BIRT PMC by the BIRT project teams. Following the process laid out in the BIRT project charter, the development team has asked for a vote from the existing committers on the nominations and have received at least 3 positive votes and no negative votes. The individuals have already been active in the BIRT project community and are recommended by existing Committers in their respective areas. The nominations are:

  • Yufei Cheng: Yufei has been working with Viewer team to help to fix bugs and implemented new features. Work includes replacing native UI parameter request page with web based page; perfecting and fixing report parameter related issues; and setting up viewer unit test framework.

  • Wei Wang: Wei has been working with the Engine team to help fix bugs and implement new capabilities.

  • Xingjie He: Xingjie has been working with Model team to help to fix bugs in the model code base. Xingjie has been working on BIRT since Marhc of this year and contributions have included writing row copy; working on script APIs; and code for new rule of column binding.

The PMC unanimously approves these new Committers for the project. Welcome on board!

BIRT 2.1.1 Release

The final build for the BIRT 2.1.1 maintenance release has been posted for review and comments. Assuming no objections, this will be released in 24 hours.

BIRT 2.2 Release Planning

Draft BIRT 2.2 plan is ready and will be published for community review this week.

BIRT Events

The following upcoming events will include talks on BIRT and/or Actuate sponsored BIRT booths:

Eclipse Summit Europe on October 11-12, 2006 - Esslingen, Germany - -  One talk on the BIRT project.

IBM Information On Demand 2006 - 15-20 Oct 2006 - - Introduction to BIRT talk.

Zend/PHP Conference & Expo on October 29 - November 2, 2006 - San Jose, CA - - One talk on the BIRT project.

EclipseCon 2007 on March 5-8, 2007 - Santa Clara, CA - - 5 long (1 hour) sessions, 6 short (10 mins) sessions, 1 demo/panel, 2 demos, 1 long (3hrs) tutorials, and 3 short (2hr) tutorials allocated to BIRT.

BIRT Articles

The following articles have recently been published on BIRT:

Eclipse Magazine - September 2006 - BIRT Reporting Interactivity by David Trainor and Jason Weathersby -

Eclipse Magazine - August 2006 - Using BIRT 2.1 for Embedded Reporting by Jason Weathersby -
ONJava - July 26, 2006 - Deploying BIRT by Jason Weathersby -

Eclipse Review Magazine - Spring 2006 - Business Intelligence And Reporting Tools by Jason Weathersby and Krishna Venkatraman -

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