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BIRT PMC Minutes - Monday, August 25, 2008

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Meeting

Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 10am Pacific.

Attendees

Unable to Attend

Meeting Logistics

No meeting next week, September 1, due to USA Labor Day public holiday.

BIRT 2.3 SR1 Development (Fall Maintenance Release)

No issues to report. The development work on the BIRT 2.3 SR1 release is proceeding with 609 bugzilla's assigned to the release and 91 of these still being worked.

General Information

BIRT 2.3 SR1 is the first maintenance release for BIRT 2.3. It is part of the coordinated Service Release for the Ganymede project. More information on the coordinated release can be found in the Service Release section of the Ganymede pages.

Target date for the release is Wednesday September 24, 2008.

The designation for this release is BIRT 2.3 SR1, with the version number as BIRT 2.3.1.

The Development Plan for BIRT 2.3 SR1 is available on the Eclipse BIRT Project Development Plan pages. The Milestone schedule for the release is available in the Service Release timeline section of the Ganymede project page (BIRT is a "+2" project in this schedule).

For a list of bugs assigned to this release, refer to Bugzilla: BIRT 2.3 SR1 Bugs assigned in Bugzilla

Galileo Simultaneous Release

The next simultaneous release of Eclipse projects is code named Galileo and scheduled for June 2009. Information can be found on the Galileo Simultaneous Release wiki page.

The BIRT project will be participating in this release, with BIRT 2.5 (see below) being coordinated with the release.

Detailed planned for the simultaneous release will be happening as part of the October Planning Council meeting in Reston, VA.

BIRT 2.5 Development

No change of status.

Current estimate for detailed planning for this release is October / November.

General Information

The June 2009 release of BIRT will be BIRT 2.5. Detailed planning has not be finalized since we are focusing on the BIRT 2.3 SR1 release for the next few months. However, some provisional planning has been completed via Bugzilla. To review, refer to Bugzilla using Target = 2.5 and Keyword "Plan"

XML Release Plan Format

The BIRT project plans to move to the standardized XML plan format for release plans. We will adopt this format for the BIRT 2.5 development plan and forward.

Events

Webinar Series on BIRT Exchange:

BIRT Exchange has hosted a series of technical webinars on BIRT. For archived and other upcoming webinars see the Webinar Page on BIRT Exchange.

Other Upcoming Events:

  • JAX 2008 on October 5-9, 2008 - San Jose, CA - Introduction to BIRT 2.3
  • EclipseWorld 2008 on October 28-30, 2008 - Reston, VA - 2 Sessions on BIRT

Articles

Jason is updating (if needed) and posting a number of BIRT articles on BIRT Exchange. For example:

BIRT Web Service ODA Article

Check BIRT Exchange periodically for additional articles.

In additon, a full list of major articles can be found on the Wiki page for BIRT Project Articles.

Other articles, tips and techniques, demos and other resoures can be found on the BIRT Exchange community site.