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jhyde
01-22-2009, 07:50 PM
<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_BVv0WTpeWTs/SXi68fb0cNI/AAAAAAAAACU/NgZjWFo2lWk/s1600-h/PAT.png"><img style="float:right; margin:0 0 10px 10px;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 200px; height: 128px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_BVv0WTpeWTs/SXi68fb0cNI/AAAAAAAAACU/NgZjWFo2lWk/s200/PAT.png" border="0" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5294186910367117522" /></a>Some folks are working on an <a href="http://www.olap4j.org/">olap4j</a>-based viewer as an alternative to <a href="http://jpivot.sourceforge.net/">JPivot</a>, called <a href="http://code.google.com/p/pentahoanalysistool/">Pentaho Analysis Tool</a>.<div><br /></div><div>The key developers <a href="http://pentahomusings.blogspot.com/2009/01/pentaho-analysis-tool.html">Tom</a> and Luc tell me that they noticed that the <a href="http://code.google.com/p/halogen/">halogen project</a> hadn't changed in a few months, so they took the halogen source code (based on <a href="http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/">GWT</a>, by the way) and started to take it in the direction of the OLAP viewer they'd like to see.<br /></div><div><br /></div><div>No hard feelings! I, and some other key Pentaho folks, are delighted that this project is happening, and will support it any way we can.</div><div><br /></div><div>It's ironic that when Pentaho seeded a project to build an olap4j-based viewer, they chose an organic, open-sourcey name 'halogen', yet these folks (none of whom works for Pentaho) chose a name that whiffs of corporate branding.</div><div><br /></div><div>A rose by any other name, as they say. And despite the name, the viewer should work on top of any olap4j data source (which today means <a href="http://mondrian.pentaho.org/">Mondrian</a> and any OLAP engine with an XMLA interface).</div>

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