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BIRT PMC Minutes - Monday, September 29, 2008

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Meeting

Monday, September 29, 2008 @ 10am Pacific.

Attendees

Unable to Attend

Meeting Logistics

  • There will be no meeting next week, October 6th, due to travel schedules.

BIRT 2.3 SR1 Development (Fall Maintenance Release)

The BIRT 2.3.1 release was made available to the community on September 24. Congratulations to the team for getting the release out!

The release is primarily a maintenance release and contains fixes for 671 issues. There are also a couple of small new features, which you can read about on Jason's BIRT World Blog.

General Information for BIRT 2.3 SR1

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.

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

BIRT 2.3 SR2 Development (Spring Maintenance Release)

With SR1 out the door, we are turning our attention to SR2 (BIRT 2.3.2), which is scheduled for a February 25, 2009 release date.

SR2 is a maintenance release and will have similar objectives to SR1 -- i.e. a focus on addressing community reported bugs.

The release plan will be posted for review in the coming weeks.

General Information for BIRT 2.3 SR2

BIRT 2.3 SR2 is the second 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.

The designation for this release is BIRT 2.3 SR2, with the version number as BIRT 2.3.2.

The will be available on the Eclipse BIRT Project Development Plan pages in the coming weeks. 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 SR2 Bugs assigned in Bugzilla


BIRT 2.5 Development

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

Two additional candidate projects for BIRT 2.5 were discussed today. These are projects that IBM are considering developing as part of the project:

  • Further enhancements in the Bi-Directional Text area.
  • Possible Open Office ODF support as an emitter.

General Information for BIRT 2.5

The June 2009 release of BIRT will be BIRT 2.5. Detailed planning has not be finalized although, some provisional planning has been completed via Bugzilla. To review, refer to Bugzilla using Target = 2.5 and Keyword "Plan"

BIRT 2.5 will be part of the Galileo Simultaneous Release.

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:

  • EclipseWorld 2008 on October 28-30, 2008 - Reston, VA - 2 Sessions on BIRT
  • Eclipse Summit Europe 2008 on November 19-20, 2008 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - 1 Sessions on BIRT
  • JAX 2008 on Spring, 2009 (Note: This conference has been rescheduled from it's original October 2008 date) - San Jose, CA - Introduction to BIRT 2.3

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.