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Re: [birt-dev] [EXTERNAL] - Re: Next BIRT Release?

Thanks Alex.

 

What I meant below, is whether other Tracetronic employees plan to contribute to Eclipse BIRT as well?

 

Regarding the pull question, I am hoping Yulin may help with it.

 

Regards,

Mihail

 

From: birt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx <birt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Alexander Lehmann
Sent: Saturday, January 5, 2019 7:55 AM
To: For developers on the BIRT project <birt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [birt-dev] [EXTERNAL] - Re: Next BIRT Release?

 

Hi Mihail,

 

>> How many committers do you plan to nomite?

I'm not quite sure what you mean by this question. To nominate committers I would need to be a committer by myself, needn't I? I'm not even a contributor at this moment since I still work on my first pull request.

 

Today, after quite some hours, I'm finally able to start and debug BIRT through PDE. This barrier for new contributors must definitely be brought further down (maybe by adopting Oomph?). Now, I'm going to open additional pull requests to fix warnings, update dependencies etc. It would be nice if someone more experienced could provide support by reviewing and commenting on those pull requests in a timely manner.

 

Best regards

Alex

 

Am Do., 3. Jan. 2019 um 21:12 Uhr schrieb Mihail Mihaylov <mmihaylo@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:

Hi Mike,

Yes, encouraging community contributions is a priority for us.

 

Hi Alex,

From the list of committers listed here: https://projects.eclipse.org/projects/birt/who the following are already active or are willing to become active again: Yulin, Virgil, ShiHeng and potentially Derek.

We have nominated new committers, including John Ward whoâs been heavily involved with BIRT since the projectâs inception (and has authored a BIRT book). We ran into challenges with the nominations though and Wayne Beaton is helping us overcome these.

 

I am very excited to have you join the project. How many committers do you plan to nomite?

 

Thanks,
Mihail

 

From: birt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx <birt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Alexander Lehmann
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:01 AM
To: For developers on the BIRT project <birt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [birt-dev] [EXTERNAL] - Re: Next BIRT Release?

 

Hi Mike, Mihail and community,

 

I agree, that's great news.

 

One of the main problems with BIRT at this moment is, that there was no release since BIRT 4.8 and the current EPP package of BIRT contains a blocker (no report preview). As far as I can tell, BIRT urgently needs a functioning PMC and some committers that can handle the release process together (I personally got no idea how this process looks like, is it specified somewhere?). Regarding the PMC, the restructuring of BIRT into a tools subproject as triggered by Wayne Beaton (https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=517760) seems to solve that part. Regarding the committers: I currently only know of Yulin Wang (OpenText), who is active on github and who seems to be the only one still accepting pull requests.

 

@Mihail: Are there other committers at OpenText besides Yulin Wang that are/will become active? Need new committers to be elected?

 

Best Regards

Alex

 

PS: Like Ilia (from Orienteer) I also work on a mid-sized company (https://www.tracetronic.de/) using BIRT in one of its projects.

 

Am Mi., 2. Jan. 2019 um 23:28 Uhr schrieb Mike Milinkovich <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

Mihail,

 

That's great news. I do hope that "welcome community contributions" is on your list of activities that need urgent attention.

 

On 2019-01-02 4:31 p.m., Mihail Mihaylov wrote:

Mike,

OpenText is currently assessing the options for allocating more resources to the BIRT project and Wayne is helping us identify the project areas that need urgent attention.

 

Thanks,

Mihail

PM Director - OpenText Analytics

 

From: birt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx <birt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of ???? ????????
Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:54 AM
To: For developers on the BIRT project <birt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] - Re: [birt-dev] Next BIRT Release?

 

Hello, Mike, Alexander and community,

 

Yes - we are at Orienteer pretty interested in having/making BIRT back alive.

We have Orienteer module which allows to embed BIRT reports as a widget into business applications.

 

Thanks, 

Ilia


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Orienteer(
http://orienteer.org) - open source Business Application Platform

 

 

On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM Mike Milinkovich <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 2019-01-01 6:44 a.m., Alexander Lehmann wrote:

I'm new to BIRT development and I'm wondering if there are plans for when the next BIRT release will be published. AFAIK BIRT did not participate in the last Eclipse SimRels (2018-09 and 2018-12). Is this correct? Are there any obstacles that have to be taken until a new BIRT release can be published? I'm entirely new to the Eclipse community so maybe someone can light me up on what steps are necessary for a Release and how I can help.

A goal would be to have a BIRT release with the next Eclipse SimRel (2019-03), wouldn't it?

Alexander,

For its entire history, the Eclipse BIRT project has been mostly backed by Actuate, which was acquired by OpenText a few years back. It seems that the project is not very active at the moment, and we're very interested in seeing it rebooted by community parties like yourself. As someone who is new to the Eclipse community, we would be happy to provide you with advice and pointers on how to engage.

Is there anyone else out there besides Alexander who are interested in reinvigorating BIRT?

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