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BIRT PMC Minutes - Monday, March 3, 2008

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Monday, March 3, 2008 @ 10am Pacific.


BIRT 2.2.2 Development

BIRT 2.2.2 was completed and released on schedule last week as part of the Europa Winter Maintenance Release. BIRT 2.2.2 can be downloaded from the BIRT Project Download Page.

This is the last planned release in the BIRT 2.2.x series. The development team are now exclusively focused on BIRT 2.3.

General Information

BIRT 2.2.2 is the second maintenance release in the BIRT 2.2 release series. The 2.2.2 release is focused on addressing critical bugs identified by the community. BIRT 2.2.2 is part of the Europa Coordinated Maintenance Release.

The Development Plan for BIRT 2.2.2 is available on the Eclipse BIRT Project Development Plan pages.

For a list of bugs assigned to the release, refer to Bugzilla: BIRT 2.2.2 Assigned Bugs in Bugzilla

BIRT 2.3 Development

BIRT 2.3 M5 was released last week on schedule. This Milestone release has significant new features available for testing, including the new Report Debugger. Jason is working on the New and Notable for M5 and this will be posted on the BIRT web site later this week. The community is encouraged to test this Milestone release and provide feedback via Bugzilla.

Development work for M6 has now commenced, with M6 being scheduled for Public Access on April 15.

General Information

BIRT 2.3 is the next major release of BIRT and part of the 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.

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

Bi-Directional Support (BiDi)

At the Feb 11, 2008 PMC meeting, we discussed IBM's potential contribution of BiDi support in BIRT. IBM are currently pursuing their internal process for releasing this contribution to the project and there is no new updates this week.

Since devlopment has now started on BIRT 2.3 M6, this change will not be able to make it into this milestone. Based on the timeline, it is unclear if this contribution can be rolled into BIRT 2.3 at this stage. However, we will evaluate this as soon as the IBM team come back with a green light on the contribution.


EclipseCon 2008 on March 17-20, 2008 - Santa Clara, California - 10 Sessions on BIRT!


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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