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BIRT PMC Minutes - Monday, October 13, 2008

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Monday, October 6, 2008 @ 10am Pacific.


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BIRT 2.3 SR2 Development (Spring Maintenance Release)

BIRT 2.3 SR2 (BIRT 2.3.2) development is underway, with 185 Bugzilla items currently scheduled for the release. BIRT 2.3 SR2 is scheduled for a February 25, 2009 release date.

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

We plan to have a draft plan available for the PMC by the end of this month.

Mike is going to solicit input from IBM to see if there are particular areas that any of the teams there are interested in.

As always, if anyone in the community has input, please create a Bugzilla item.

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.


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


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.

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