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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] SimRel 2019-12 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is available. ACTION REQUIRED FOR t4me, uml2, m2e, m2e-wtp, mylyn docs, and xwt. QUESTION: Should we remove BIRT?

Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2019 18:38:24 +0100
From: Ed Merks
To: cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx


We're definitely on the path to greatness again.? Many teams have taken
action so the RC1 report is much improved:

Special thanks to the Eclipse Collections team who I know invested
significant time.

There are unfortunately some hold-outs that continue to reflect poorly
on our group's results:

These outstanding bugs are open for each of the bad license problems
because it appears that these contributors are not reading cross-projects:

*Please pay attention t4me, uml2, m2e, m2e-wtp, mylyn docs, and xwt teams.*

Also, given that the Reporting package has been removed I would
recommend removing BIRT itself from SimRel.?? This content is more than
two years old with bad licenses and with the only remaining unsigned
content. ? I don't hold out hope that there will be a new build so I've
*not *opened a Bugzilla. *
*Does BIRT removal affect anyone?*


Yes, Eclipse Memory Analyzer uses BIRT for graphing of memory usage. We would not have any pie charts if BIRT was removed, both dynamic charts in the overview pane and HTML charts in reports. The pie charts shown on our home page and here and here is generated by BIRT.

Fortunately the graphing is in a separate feature, so it would not break the rest of the tool, but it is useful for us. We only have a small team and don't have the time or expertise to use a new graphing package. If it has to be removed then we need plenty of notice, and ideally some help in writing code to use a replacement. Please keep BIRT.


Andrew Johnson
Committer, Eclipse Memory Analyzer project

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