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[birt-dev] Eclipse BIRT PMC Meeting Minutes - Monday, November 6, 2006

Title: Eclipse BIRT PMC Meeting Minutes - Monday, November 6, 2006


BIRT PMC, 10am Pacific, Monday, November 6, 2006


Wenfeng Li - BIRT PMC Lead - Actuate Corporation (
Paul Clenahan - BIRT PMC - Actuate Corporation (
Scott Rosenbaum - BIRT PMC - Innovent Solutions (
Jason Weathersby - BIRT PMC - Actuate Corporation (
Mike Fox - BIRT PMC - IBM Corporation (


BIRT 2.1.2 Planning

This release has been announced via the PMC Minutes, but we also need to create a Development Plan for BIRT 2.1.2. Krishna will work on that this week.

Aside from the Development Plan action item, there is no change in status...

BIRT 2.1.2 is the second maintenance release in the BIRT 2.1 release series. This is a maintenance release to address critical bugs identified by the community. BIRT 2.1.1 is part of the Callisto coordinated maintenance release plan (see

Tentative target date for the coordinated release is Feb 2007. From a BIRT project perspective, we aim to complete development by end of December. This will allow the development team to focus on BIRT 2.2 development.

For a list of bugs assigned to the release, refer to Bugzilla:

BIRT 2.2 Planning

No change in status this week:

The next major release of BIRT is BIRT 2.2, scheduled for June 2007 as part of the Europa Simultaneous Release ( The Europa cross-project team have updated their Milestone schedule with more details. This includes the BIRT milestones.

The draft BIRT 2.2 Development Plan has been published for review:

As previously indicated, not all projects in BIRT 2.2 are committed/staffed yet. We are in the process of research to determine project scope and feasibility for the release.

Improving the BIRT Download Pages

Paul sent out a proposal for updating the BIRT download pages to improve usability. This was sent out last week and discussed at the PMC call this week.

The PMC agreed with the proposal, with the suggestion to add a reference to the Update Manager site in addition to the other download locations. Paul will update the proposal accordingly and Jason will start implementing this this. Jason will first need to talk to Denis in order to determine the best way to get the "Phoenix" look and feel for the download pages.

BIRT Events

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

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:

Java Developers Journal - October 2006 - Java Feature: Developing an Eclipse BIRT Report Item Extension by Jason Weathersby; Iana Chatalbasheva; Tom Bondur -

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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