Pentaho Reporting 3.5-GA is available on SourceForge

After a long, long time of development, and a healthy amount of hacking and slashing, Pentaho Reporting 3.5 is now ready to download from Sourceforge.

Let the world hear our battle-cries:
“No more XML editing!”
The report-designer is now able to edit every aspect of our report-definition-format. There are no blank spots in our tool any more – if the reporting engine can do it, you can define it inside the Report-Designer.

“No more redundant XActions!”
Simple, standard reports with or without parameters should not need an extra document to maintain. With Citrus, the report-definitions contain both the data-definition and the parameter-description so that XActions can be omitted. Now you only need one tool and create one artefact to get your parametrized reports on the BI-Server.

“One Fileformat to rule them all”
Gone are the days where publish produced a incomprehensible XML file that cannot be edited safely from the report-designer. Beginning with the Citrus-Release, the report-designer uses a single fileformat for both client-side editing and server-side execution. This finally enables true round-trip processing, where you can download/open report-definitions directly from the server to edit them locally to re-publish them later in one go.

This release is centred around the all-new and all-shiny report-designer. The most visible features of this release are:

  • Side-By-Side sub-reports
  • Parameters in the report-designer
  • New datasources: Scripting, PDI and a static Table-datasource
  • Expanded formula-capabilities
  • Bar-Code and Sparkline elements

This release also features a new XAction-less mode of operation for simple parametrized reports. For the more complex cases, XActions are still available and the new report-definitions can be used via a new XAction-component to solve all the mind-boggling complicated use-cases.

Go grab your copy from SourceForge today!…/3.5.0-stable/

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About Thomas

After working as all-hands guy and lead developer on Pentaho Reporting for over an decade, I have learned a thing or two about report generation, layouting and general BI practices. I have witnessed the remarkable growth of Pentaho Reporting from a small niche product to a enterprise class Business Intelligence product. This blog documents my own perspective on Pentaho Reporting's development process and our our steps towards upcoming releases.

4 thoughts on “Pentaho Reporting 3.5-GA is available on SourceForge

  1. Juanjose Ortilles


    This looks great. I’m going right now to download and try it. I was at Pentaho Developers in Barcelona and since that day I’m looking forward this new.

    Congratulations one more time.

  2. Thomas

    The sourcecode is available vis our subversion repository.




    The code for the libraries and the engine’s core is also included in the SDK, which also includes examples on how to embed the engine into your applications.

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