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RE: [eclipse.org-architecture-council] API spec feedback
- From: "Wenfeng Li" <wli@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 12:55:35 -0700
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for the comments. The spec I have provided links to is the XML report
design file "API" spec. I was wondering if there is
example specs that documents non code "API".
Java APIs and extension point specs, we will follow the Platform and JDT
projects' "reference" section in the Developer's guide online
documentation. BIRT R1 download includes online documentation and
reference (as a documentation plugin).
addition to online doc, there are overviews and examples for the java APIs in
BIRT project's web site. please following links
Wenfeng, I'll give a couple of brief comments. My
questions/comments will seem rudementary since I know so little about
But, perhaps at
that it'll demonstrate how you can better introduce new, naive users like me
I do think its pretty
good, along the right lines and format seemed easy to use, thought I'm not
familar with it (Is it entirely on web? Or is there a version available from
local system, once BIRT SDK installed?)
I didn't notice many examples, but did just skim it quickly.
Also, in many of the references, it
did not seem to address error conditions (e.g. resource in use exceptions,
disk full, not to mention just passing bad parameters, etc.).
Am I reading this right ... that this spec, and
I sort of missed the "traditional" ways that people
extend Eclipse .. subclasses and extensions to extension points ... are there
simply none? (If so, you might make that
more obvious to an Eclipse audience).
Well, I know its not much, but thought I'd start there,
so you wouldn't think no one was reading it :)
05/19/2005 10:58 PM
|[eclipse.org-architecture-council] API spec
Fellow architecture council members
We had a great
discussion on API specs. in our council meeting. I would like to get
your feedback on the way how BIRT are creating specs
Following are the
links to BIRT's report object model "API" spec.
Please send me
your comments and places that we can improve.
Also pointers and links
that exemplify good API spec are appreciated.
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