View Full Version : Classic Engine Version 0.8.10 ante portas!

05-22-2008, 04:00 PM
Today I uploaded the release candidate for the upcoming Classic Engine 0.8.10.

This release started as a pure infrastructure release, that was aimed to help us to prepare the battle field for the side-by-side subreports, multi-column reports and the long awaited cross-tabbing. But as usual when humans make plans, the Gods interfered.


And therefore (Btw: Thanks for messing up my plans again, Gods! Life could be so easy!) our list of new features is huge again.

The reporting engine now supports a new, unified fileformat based on the ODF standard (http://www.sherito.org/2008/02/17/1203257940000.html).
The massive number of different Report-Elements for dealing with images, shapes and drawables got reduced to the total number of two elements, which now cover everything.
All report elements can carry attributes (http://www.sherito.org/2008/02/27/1204134840000.html) and attributes can be computed at runtime now. Due to the report attributes, we are now able to support interactivity, inject code into HTML pages, add Excel-page-header and footer and insert Excel-Formulas into the Cell.
The data-sources transfer Meta-Data from the data-layer into the report. This enables reports to utilize the Pentaho-MetaData system.
Report-Definitions now manage their own parameters, inclusive the ability to auto-generate parameter-pages and to validate the parameter values (and all of that without XActions or any other expensive magic).
All report elements and expressions/functions ship with machine-readable meta-data, so that tools like the Report-Designer know what features the engine supports and how to use them.The full ChangeLog (http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=51669&release_id=601236)

If everything goes as planned, the final GA-Version of the Classic-Engine will follow one week later.

More... (http://www.sherito.org/2008/05/22/1211475960000.html)