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BIRT PMC Minutes - Monday, March 31, 2008

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Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 10am Pacific.


Unable to Attend

Meeting Logistics

No meeting next week due to travle schedules.

BIRT 2.3 Development

Development work for M6 is progressing, with M6 continuing to be scheduled for Public Access on April 15.

General Information

BIRT 2.3 is the next major release of BIRT and part of the Eclipse Ganymede Simultaneous Release. BIRT 2.3 is scheduled to be release in June 2008.

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

For a list of bugs assigned to the release, refer to Bugzilla: BIRT 2.3 Assigned Bugs in Bugzilla.

Bi-Directional Support (BiDi)

The team continues to work on this with IBM. Although there is no commitment for 2.3, we would still like to see as much of this contribution make it into BIRT 2.3 as possible. One approach would be to phase the work, with key elements making it into BIRT 2.3 and additional changes in subsequent releases (possibly 2.3.1). The IBM team are currently prioritizing the changes which will help as we look at where the changes can be incorporated.

General Information

For general background on this contribution, refer to the discussion of IBM's potential contribution of BiDi support in BIRT at the Feb 11, 2008 PMC meeting.

The contribution to the project has been submitted via Bugzilla #22072.

New Committers

Two new committers have been approved by the existing Committers and PMC:

  • Yu Chen
  • Heng Li (pending the final paperwork process)

Welcome on board!


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Recent articles:

Article Date Where
Developing an Eclipse BIRT XML Report Rendering Extension By Jason Weathersby, Iana Chatalbasheva, and Tom Bondur March 2008

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.

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