Waiter, there’s a Kettle in my soup!

After a long time, the Classic-engine version´┐Ż 0.8.10 will finally ship with a native Kettle-DataSource. This happens if you arm me with a keyboard and let me loose on the Report-Design Wizard’s source code with an explicit mission to simplify the beast.
The Kettle-DataSource ships as extra project, as Kettle requires JDK 1.5 and its libraries itself are larger than all reporting projects together. But vast powers need sacrifices from time to time ..

The (already working) initial version can be found in our SVN repository at

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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.