As part of the Europa release BIRT 2.2 is now available. This release contains many improvements and new features. BIRT now has the capability to produce dynamic crosstabs, which are tables that are aggregated across columns and rows, using the dimensions and measures of a data cube. The data cubes are built using existing BIRT data sets and the new cube builder. Additionally 2.2 now supports PPT, XLS, DOC, Postscript outputs in addition to the existing PDF and (Paginated) HTML outputs. Existing data drivers have been improved and a new web service data source is available as well. BIRT 2.2 supplies new deployment project wizards to aid in the deployment of the BIRT viewer and chart engines. As part of these new web projects, two new tag libraries are available that allow the viewer/chart engine packages to be easily integrated into existing web applications.
These are just a few of the new features that are available with the 2.2 release. To read more about the release, see the BIRT 2.2 New and Notable.