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From Jacopo Cappellato <jacopo.cappell...@hotwaxsystems.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Change name of birt component
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:19:50 GMT
My main concern is that assigning a generic name (such as "reports" or "analytics") to a component
that is just one very specific way (and in some ways limited/questionable for the way the
Birt has been integrated) to implement an integration with a reporting tool may be misleading.


On Feb 26, 2015, at 12:46 AM, Pierre Smits <pierre.smits@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Currently, all component names describe - in one word - what the components
> are about and what kind of functionality the user - from a business point
> of view - can expect. As examples: accounting is related to the various
> accounting (financial, gl, invoicing, payment, , etc) functions and
> services, and projectmgr is related to program and project management,
> project task assignment and time registration.
> The birt component is a bit the odd one out. The name doesn't say in that
> one word what it delivers. In stead it is an acronym for a specific third
> party integration solution and another open source project with the same
> name (birt, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIRT_Project ). One could
> even say it is the name of a tool, not the name of a business
> functionality.
> In order to be able to increase awareness of the multitude of business
> functionalities (as could be done by using the name of the components) and
> improve adoption, I suggest to change the name (and the references to it in
> the component and others) to something that is more to the point business
> wise.
> I propose we rename it to 'reports'.
> What do you think?
> Best regards,
> Pierre Smits
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