Hi Folks,

I announced Ruport 1.0 RC1 a few days ago, and a few folks here on
RubyTalk were really helpful about pointing out some issues.

Since we've only got a few weeks left before our scheduled 'real'
release of 1.0, I'd like to get a  bit of the RubyTalk effect on a few
questions.   I'll try to keep my pandering down to release
announcements and this thread, but I really value the input from this
list, which is why I'm asking. :)

Feel free to answer whatever questions you want from the below, I'm
also more than happy to just start a general discussion here about the
topic of writing reporting software in Ruby, as I think it's *still* a
hard domain to tackle...

questions follow:

1.   If you've used Ruport before, what version(s), and what was your
experience with the software (good or bad).

2.  If you've not used Ruport before, but know about it and have a
reason for not using it, what is that reason?

3.  If you didn't know about it before, but have reporting needs, what
are those needs?
(I can help tell you if Ruport is a good fit)

4.  If you're a regular user, what have been the biggest pain points
for you working with our software?  What about the best stuff?

5.  If you're not a user yet, what can we do to get you interested?
(Besides turn it into a video game or pay you in large bags of money.
:) )

6.  Anything on your wishlist for reporting related Ruby stuff?

7.  Last year we did something called RuportDay, which is like
RailsDay but with smaller prizes and less fun. :)  It was actually a
pretty interesting and productive day where devs and contributors and
users could get together and hack / chat.  We also did offer some
small cash prizes.   If we were able to organize this again this year,
sometime shortly before or after 1.0, would you be interested in
participating?

8. From a community-involvement perspective, any criticisms or praises
regarding Ruport?