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[birt-dev] Eclipse BIRT PMC Meeting Minutes - Monday, November 13, 2006

Title: Eclipse BIRT PMC Meeting Minutes - Monday, November 13, 2006


BIRT PMC, 10am Pacific, Monday, November 13, 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 (
Larry Liang - BIRT PMC - InetSoft Technology Corporation (


BIRT 2.1.2 Planning

Development Plan for BIRT 2.1.2 will be published on the Eclipse BIRT pages this week.

The release is proceeding on schedule. General information:

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

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

Jason is in the process of implementing the improved BIRT download pages at discussed last week. We reviewed a draft and provided Jason with feedback. The new pages will be published this week.

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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