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<p class="head">BIRT Project</p>
<p class="subhead">Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools</p>
<h1>Welcome!</h1>
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BIRT is an open source, Eclipse-based reporting system that integrates
with your application to produce compelling reports for both web
and PDF.
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BIRT provides core reporting features such as report layout,
data access and scripting. The current released version is 1.0.1. Please try BIRT and
tell us what you think by filling bugs reports &amp; enhancement requests
through Bugzilla as explained on the <a href="community.html">community</a>
page.
<h1>New to BIRT?</h1>
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The topics below help you quickly learn what BIRT is, learn
how to use this site and -- most importantly -- try BIRT out for
yourself. Just follow the simple steps below. Note that the menu on
the left contains each of these items for ease of navigation.
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<dt><a href="intro">Introduction</a></dt>
<dd>Summary of BIRT, what it does, and how it fits into
your Eclipse development environment and J2EE server
environment.</dd>
<dt><a href="http://download.eclipse.org/birt/downloads">Download</a></dt>
<dd>Download BIRT and find out what other software it requires.</dd>
<dt><a href="build/install.html">Install</a></dt>
<dd>A step by step guide to installing BIRT and associated software.</dd>
<dt><a href="tutorial">Tutorial</a></dt>
<dd>Try out BIRT for yourself by following this simple tutorial that walks you
through building a report from scratch.</dd>
<dt><a href="db">Sample Database</a></dt>
<dd>BIRT provides a sample database used by the tutorial and some of the
example reports. This database lets you learn BIRT on a simple, known
database before you experiment with your own, real-world data sources.</dd>
<dt><a href="examples">Examples</a></dt>
<dd>Provides a variety of examples that show BIRT in action.</dd>
<dt><a href="deploy">Integration</a></dt>
<dd>You can integrate BIRT into your application using the BIRT web app, design
API, or engine API.</dd>
<dt><a href="wiki/index.php?n=FAQ.FAQ">FAQ</a></dt>
<dd>A summary of questions asked & answered in the newsgroup, delivered via the BIRT Wiki.</dd>
<dt><a href="community.html">Community</a></dt>
<dd>Other community resources, including the newsgroup, mailing lists, bugzilla, etc.</dd>
<dt><a href="ref">Reference</a></dt>
<dd>Reference information on BIRT's report design format: the Report Object Model (ROM).</dd>
<dt><a href="project">Project Organization</a></dt>
<dd>Information on the BIRT project, including charter, leadership, organization, etc.</dd>
<dt><a href="project/PlanAndDeliverables.html">Project Development Plan</a></dt>
<dd>Contains information on the project release schedule, project plan, and feature sets.</dd>
<dt><a href="build">Building BIRT</a></dt>
<dd>How to check out and build the BIRT source code.</dd>
<dt><a href="search.html">Search</a></dt>
<dd>Search the BIRT portion of the Eclipse web site with Google.</dd>
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<h1>What's New</h1>
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<dt>January 16</dt>
<dd><a href="http://www.eclipse.org/birt/index.php?page=project/pmc.html">The BIRT PMC</a> is pleased to announce
that Mike Fox, from IBM / Rational, has joined the Committee.</dd>
<dt>January 4</dt>
<dd><a href="http://download.eclipse.org/birt/downloads">BIRT 2.0 Release Candidate</a>
is available for download.</dd>
<dt>December 7</dt>
<dd><a href="http://download.eclipse.org/birt/downloads">BIRT 2.0 Milestone 3</a>
can now be downloaded. Read about the feature set at <a href="project/notable2.0M3.html">Notable Features - BIRT 2.0 M3</a> </dd>
<dt>November 3</dt>
<dd><a href="http://download.eclipse.org/birt/downloads/examples/misc/BIRT/BIRT_demo_Camv3.html" target="_blank" class="top">A new BIRT Demo</a> is available for viewing.</dd>
<dt>October 31</dt>
<dd><a href="http://download.eclipse.org/birt/downloads">BIRT 2.0 Milestone 2</a>
is available for download. Read about the feature set at <a href="project/notable2.0M2.html">Notable Features - BIRT 2.0 M2</a> </dd>
<dt>October 21</dt>
<dd><a href="examples">New Examples</a> The examples have been restructured and many new examples are available.
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<dt>October 21</dt>
<dd><a href="project/PlanAndDeliverables.html">New Project Plan Page</a> This page contains information on the project plan and
the milestone dates for BIRT 2.0. In addition the page contains bugzilla queries for feature and bug fixes for each milestone.
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<dt>Setptember 30</dt>
<dd><a href="project/project_plan_R2_0_0_Draft.html">BIRT Release 2.0 DRAFT Project Plan</a> Take a look at the projects<br>
that are being implemented for BIRT 2.0. The 2.0 Milestone 1 release is available on the <a href="http://download.eclipse.org/birt/downloads/">downloads</a> page
</dd>
<dt>September 2</dt>
<dd>
EclipseWorld Presentations are now Available<br>
<a href="presos/Eclipse BIRT Project IntroductionEclipseWorld.pdf">BIRT Introduction</a> - An Introduction to BIRT<br>
<a href="presos/BIRTDemoEclipseWorld.pdf">BIRT Introduction - Demo</a> - Demonstration Script<br>
<a href="presos/Eclipse BIRT Project Mastering BIRT.pdf">Mastering BIRT</a> - Exploring BIRT Extensions <br>
<a href="presos/Eclipse BIRT Plugin Map.pdf">BIRT Plugin Map</a> - BIRT Projects and Extension Points<br>
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<b><a href="whatsnew.html">More of What's New...</a></b>
<h1>In the News</h1>
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<dt>November 16</dt>
<dd><a href="http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/using-birt/" target="_blank">Using BIRT To Report On Bugzilla in MySQL</a>
from
<a href="http://www.mysql.com/" target="_blank">MySQL</a>.
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<dt>September 28</dt>
<dd><a href="http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=171200352&pgno=1" target="_blank"> Open Source Goes Corporate</a>
from
<a href="http://www.informationweek.com/" target="_blank">InformationWeek</a>.
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<dt>June 28</dt>
<dd><a href="http://tv.sys-con.com/read/109190.htm" target="_blank"> BIRT at JavaOne</a>
from
<a href="http://www.sys-con.tv/" target="_blank">Sys-Con.tv</a>.
</dd>
<dt>June 8</dt>
<dd><a href="http://81.144.183.106/Articles/2005/06/08/210306/Eclipsereleasesopensourcebusinessintelligence.htm" target="_blank">
Eclipse releases open source business intelligence</a>
from
<a href="http://81.144.183.106/Home/Default.aspx" target="_blank">ComputerWeekly.com</a>.
</dd>
<dt>June 8</dt>
<dd><a href="http://www.tdwi.org/Research/display.aspx?ID=7570" target="_blank">
Eclipse Foundation Releases BI Reporting Tool for Java</a>
from
<a href="http://www.tdwi.org/index.aspx" target="_blank">tdwi Research</a>.
</dd>
<dt>June 7</dt>
<dd><a href="http://www.bizintelligencepipeline.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=164301123" target="_blank">
BIRT Makes Open-Source Reporting Premiere</a>
from
<a href="http://www.bizintelligencepipeline.com" target="_blank">BizIntelligencePipeline</a>.
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<b><a href="news.html">More News...</a></b>
<h1>Upcoming</h1>
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<dt>Q4 2005
<dd>Tentative Release 2 target date.
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