This devshare submission qualifies for Plug In 2 BIRT Contest
Open source BIRT charts look drab. Even after playing with the colours and fills, at best they look like they were designed last century. This plugin is the first step in what will probably be a very long process of providing an improvement by making the lovely Jensoft charts available within BIRT.
I have begun by producing a Donut 3D chart:
Which has a few options for configuration:
More options and chart types will be coming later.
At the moment there is no interactivity for the charts, I'm not sure how much I can achieve there because of the way the charts are rendered, we'll have to see.
There are few known issues with the plugins as they are right now, I'll be working on ironing those out in the next few weeks.
If using BIRT in an OSGi installation (i.e. within eclipse or with the OSGi report engine) installation is simply a case of copying the two jars (make sure you download a matched pair) into the plugin directory of eclipse.
If you are using the POJO report engine you need to copy the two jars into the CLASSPATH and also copy any jars in the lib folder within the plugin jars into the CLASSPATH. At the time of writing this just means the jensoft-sw2d.jar jar from the lib folder inside the uk.co.spudsoft.birt.charts_* jar.
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