Dear Kettle devs,

After months upon months of hard work the Kettle community is proud to
announce that version 3.0.0 of Pentaho Data Integration is generally
available.
Here are the key changes in version 3.0 compared to version 2.5:

* Separation of Data and metadata to reduce object creation and improve
performance
* Faster flat file support including parallel reading and lazy conversion
* New look and feel and improved usability
* 7 new Transformation Step types
* 7 new Job Entry types
* An integrated debugger
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