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From James Taylor <jtay...@4lane.com>
Subject Re: Hello
Date Thu, 09 May 2002 13:10:01 GMT
DataVision is my favorite among the java open source db reporting
options. Though it is certainly missing some features it is further
along than anything else _I_ have seen. Might be another nice project to
put under this new umbrella (if you and any other authors are interested
in participating in an apache community of course).

-- jt

> I just joined this group and have been lurking for a few days, trying to
> figure out what the group is about. I'm the author of DataVision
> (http://datavision.sourceforge.net), an Open Source project released under
> the Apache license.
> Here's the standard DataVision blurb:
>     "DataVision is a database reporting tool similar to Crystal Reports.
>     Reports can be viewed and printed from the application or output as
>     HTML, LaTeX2e, XML, DocBook, or tab- or comma-separated text files.
>     From the LaTeX2e and DocBook output files you can in turn produce PDF,
>     text, HTML, PostScript, and more.
>     "Report descriptions are stored as XML files. This means you can not
>     only use the DataVision GUI, but you may also edit reports using your
>     favorite text editor.
>     "DataVision is written in Java. It runs under Linux, Windows, various
>     flavors of BSD and Unix, and Mac OS X. It can generate reports from
>     Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Informix, hsqldb, Microsoft Access, and any
>     other database with available JDBC drivers."

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