BIRT 3.7 Released
With the release of Eclipse Indigo BIRT 3.7 is now available and features a new POJO based runtime for easier deployment of the BIRT Viewer and Report Engine. The new runtime also maintains the ability to implement BIRT extension points for extending the capabilities of the designer and runtime. BIRT now supplies three new emitters that allow exporting report content to Open Document Text (ODT), Open Document Presentation (ODP), and Open Document Spreadsheet (ODS) formats. With these new emitters BIRT now supports exporting to nine different formats (HTML, PDF, PPT, DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, ODP, and PS). In this release BIRT now provides a new Open Data Access Driver (ODA) to access Hadoop data through Hive. To read more about the new features in BIRT 3.7, see the New and Notable. To download BIRT 3.7 visit the BIRT download site.