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From Maria Odea Ching <och...@exist.com>
Subject Re: reporting & jasper reports
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2007 10:17:18 GMT
Brett Porter wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> This is mainly for Deng and Teody as I've seen them working through 
> the issue for reporting... I took a look at the latest patch and it's 
> looking pretty good.
>
> I did go to check about the jasper reports license, though, and it 
> appears from the POM that it is LGPL.
>
> Though it's not official (yet), we shouldn't be distributing it 
> according to the ASF policy: 
> http://people.apache.org/~cliffs/3party.html#transition
>
> So, I think we have 3 options if we continue to do this:
> - put it in a separate module (and profile) that isn't distributed 
> with continuum, but can be built manually and installed

I take it this should be archiva not continuum? :)
anyway, +1 to this!

> - require the user to drop jasperreports into WEB-INF/lib (and 
> gracefully fail if they don't)
> - come up with a whiz-bang addon installer that can get them to 
> confirm the license and grab the jasper stuff from the repository (a 
> bit much for now :)
>
> I'm thinking 1) is the best way to go, and provide a bland, default 
> implementation of the reporting pages that doesn't use jasper (just a 
> spit out a table of everything).
>
> WDYT?
>
> Cheers,
> Brett
>

Thanks,
Deng

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