Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) 4.2.0 Release Review

Type: 
Release
State: 
Successful
End Date of the Review Period: 

Reviews run for a minimum of one week. The outcome of the review is decided on this date. This is the last day to make comments or ask questions about this review.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Release: 

Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) 4.2.0

Description: 

This document lays out the feature and API set for the next major feature release of the Eclipse BIRT project after 3.7, designated release 4.2 and code-named Juno. This release is occurring simultaneously with the 3.8 release. The 4.2 release release contains significant new feature work, while the 3.8 release focuses on stability and bug fixes.

Plans do not materialize out of nowhere, nor are they entirely static. To ensure the planning process is transparent and open to the entire Eclipse community, plans are posted in an embryonic form and then revised from time to time throughout the release cycle.

The first part of the plan deals with the important matters of release deliverables, release milestones, target operating environments, and release-to-release compatibility. These are all things that need to be clear for any release, even if no features were to change.

The remainder of the plan consists of plan items for the projects under the Eclipse BIRT project. Each plan item covers a feature or API that is to be added, or some aspect that is to be improved. Each plan item has its own entry in the Eclipse bugzilla database, with a title and a concise summary(usually a single paragraph) that explains the work item at a suitably high enough level so that everyone can readily understand what the work item is without having to understand the nitty-gritty detail.

Please send comments about this draft plan to the BIRT Developer mailing list.

This release is part of Juno.