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05-11-2009, 11:55 PM
We are going to have a community meeting via WebEx where Pentaho architects will be presenting the metadata architecture and roadmap to the community, asking for feedback and answering questions.

The session will be recorded in case you miss it.

The presentation will start Wednesday, May 13th 14:00:00 GMT

Orlando (U.S.A. - Florida) Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:00 AM UTC-4 hours EDT
Lisbon (Portugal) Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 3:00 PM UTC+1 hour WEST
Berlin (Germany - Berlin) Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 4:00 PM UTC+2 hours CEST
London (U.K. - England) Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 3:00 PM UTC+1 hour BST
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 14:00

To convert time for other timezones, Click Here (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?year=2009&month=5&day=13&hour=14&min=0&sec=0)

I will start the WebEx 30 minutes early in order for people to verify that they can connect. You may be asked to download a plug-in in order to participate. Here is the information:

Topic: Metadata Discussion
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Time: 10:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York)
Meeting Number: 719 614 135
Meeting Password: metadata

Please click the link below to see more information, or to join the meeting.

To join the online meeting
1. Go to https://pentaho.webex.com/pentaho/j.php?ED=121733262&UID=0&PW=d4a45e515d4942454708
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: metadata
4. Click "Join Now".

To join the meeting on iPhone
Go to wbx://pentaho.webex.com/pentaho?MK=719614135&MPW=45447b7afbd5e544f7d0f1df0fccd26014d9850130abd3f020b89ff96b82079f

Don't have the iPhone WebEx application yet?
Go to http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=298844386

To join the teleconference only
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 866-699-3239
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-408-792-6300
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Toll-free dialing restrictions: http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf

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1. Go to https://pentaho.webex.com/pentaho/mc
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

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We've got to start meeting like this(TM)

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Doug Moran
Pentaho Community Connection

05-13-2009, 07:44 AM
I attached a PPT with some of the bullet points that will be talked about. There is also an architecture diagram that will be useful to look at before the meeting.


05-13-2009, 11:02 AM
Hi all,

A very interesting meeting - thanks very much!

It sounds very interesting, can't wait to start playing with it.

The only question i can think of, is when will the EE metadata chart editor in dashboard designer be available?


05-13-2009, 12:13 PM
Great meeting, there were about 25 community members and a dozen or so Pentaho employees and all the architects in attendance. In case you missed it, the recording is available on the WebEx service site. Click the link below to play it:


Metadata Discussion-20090513 1404
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:04 am New York (Eastern Time, GMT-04:00)
1 Hour

If you have any ideas for the next meeting, let me know.


05-14-2009, 09:16 AM
Yeah i agree, great meeting and very informative.
We didn't have that much discussion but it was good that we got some information what the ivory tower is working on.

For the next meeting I have the following topics I'd like to hear some more about:
- if its not released by then: What will the new PRD be capable of? I know its the holy grail but it would be great to hear more details about new features, architectural change, etc..
- pentaho chart beans - new chart API, where will it be used (xactions, PRD, dashboards)
- i hear rumors about reports and other things not needing a xaction anymore and a possible rewrite of the solution engine - is it true? tell us more....
- new plugin system / web services .. what is it capable of and what usage scenarios do you have for that?


Peter Schmidt
05-14-2009, 09:49 AM
Good meeting, quite informative, looking forward to more on other areas of the product suite.

05-14-2009, 10:06 AM
Thanks Paul, I think it was a good start. This will be a regular event and there are enough topics to make it twice a month. James has volunteered to do a Platform architecture discussion that includes plugins, web services and how to reuse the platform infrastructure without building a big scary server. I have it tentatively set for May 27th.

Thomas has said he wants to talk about PRD and reporting but needs more time. If we stick with the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, he would do it on June 10th. That brings up another discussion and I will start a new thread in the community area. Should we keep the same time and day - or rotate it so other timezones can participate more easily.

I agree that the discussion part was pretty light - Pedro mentioned that too. Hopefully as we do this more, people will be less shy. I was disappointed that with so much talk in the IRC, everyone was so quite in the call. Maybe I should have said, "does anyone have anything they want to talk about" instead of "does anybody have any questions." Working with architects and developers on a daily basis, I never have to ask for opinions or feedback (usually we share way more than is needed) so that could be the fault of my weak meeting skills.

These sessions should be two way so I would like to have community people present too. I asked Pedro if he would do a CDF one and he agreed that he would. Hopefully the PAT people will do the same.


05-14-2009, 10:09 AM
Yeah Me and Haza will make an appearance next time, the gobby brits will help stir up discussion ;)

05-27-2009, 01:21 AM
The next community WebEx will be June 3. For more info: