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BIRT PMC Minutes - Monday, May 12, 2008

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Monday, May 12, 2008 @ 10am Pacific.


BIRT 2.3 Development

BIRT 2.3 RC0 (aka M7) is done and the team announced the availability of the release last week. We have now started development for RC1, which is targeted for May 20 for the BIRT code.

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)

Core API level contribution has been checked into the BIRT codebase for BIRT 2.3. Mike Fox is going to pull together a summary on what user visibility functionality is available.

We will also now need to look at what post-BIRT 2.3 work will need to be done and when this should be scheduled.

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 as is being tracked via Bugzilla:

And IPZilla:

BIRT Project Specifications (BPS)

The BIRT BPS page needs updating since a number of the BPSs are out of date, and there are missing BPSs for the BIRT 2.3 release. Since the team are heads down on the final stages of the BIRT 2.3 release right now, there is no time to make any changes at this point.

The team will look at this as a housekeeping exercise once the release is finished.


Webinar Series on BIRT Exchange:

BIRT Exchange is hosting a series of technical 30-minute webinars once every two weeks. Upcoming webinars are:

Previous Webinars are available in the BIRT Exchange DevShare area:

Other Upcoming Events:


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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