Adding new advanced chart types in BIRT
My project for this year's Google Sommer of Code will be to contribute new chart types for the BIRT project.
Name: Karsten Knese
Mentor: Ahti Kitsik
Full proposal: Proposal
As there were some request about new chart types for BIRT the goal of my project is to add three new chart types.
- donut chart
- venn diagram
- radar diagram
BIRT already provides several chart types for designing customs reports. I found some open bugs and help-wanted entries in bugzilla.
This chart will be implemented based on the existing pie chart.
This chart shows data information grouped by categories.
This chart shows similarities and differences of several datasets.
Here you can find the timeline for this project including all milestones.
|M1||June 07||Getting organizational things done like SVN repository etc.|
|M2||June 10|| Creating base frame for all three chart types. |
Interface and associated implementation class
|M3||June 14||Inline Clear which classes of the existing BIRT source have to be patched|
|M4||July 5||Implementing donut chart based on the existing pie chart|
|M5||July 13||Testing donut chart - 'Pencil down' for midterm evaluation|
|M6||July 26||Implementing radar chart|
|M7||August 10||Implementing venn diagram|
|Pencil down||August 17||Integrating source into BIRT source, do final documentation|
| SVN Repository
||M1|| Source code is hosted at google code for eclipse foundation project. Later it will be integrated in BIRT. |
Here you can find the repository and additional information.
Making plans for creating new chart types. Which classes have to be created.
|creating base frame||As you can see in the existing birt code, there are two packages for a chart type.|
So the next step will be creating classes and interfaces for all the three new chart types.
Comments, suggestions, ideas
I'm proud to take part in GSoC 2009. As it is my first project I'm happy about every help.
So feel free writing every comments you have. :)