Consider the functionality of Jasper Reports - it's a java-based, 
industrial strength open-source report writer.  Replicating these 
features in Ruby, with YAML specs instead of XML, would be a killer app!!!

Check it out...  http://jasperreports.sourceforge.net/

Tom


Gregory Brown wrote:
> On 11/19/05, swille <sillewille / gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>>Have you seen IBM's Directory Integrator at all?  It's sort of a any
>>format to any format tool which is quite useful.  It's used a lot to
>>pull stuff out of a database, save it to a csv, then input it to a
>>LDAP directory, etc.  It strikes me that this seems as if it could
>>have a similar scope.  Cool stuff.
> 
> 
> I haven't seen that, but yes, the number one goal of Ruport is to act
> as a bridge between various databases and data sources as well as many
> different output formats.
> 
> The main idea is that Ruport will make it so similar but incompatible
> systems will be able to talk, without pain.  This way, you can focus
> on the reporting, not the bridgework.
> 
> Thanks for pointing this out, I'll look into it :)
> 
>