Time to say good-bye ..

After so many years, all good things have to come to an end. What is true in the world of brick and mortar is also true in our universe of information and data. It was a long and productive relationship along the way from the early days of JFreeReport to today’s Pentaho Reporting.

So it is my sad duty to announce that beginning with the next release, we part from our JDK 1.2.2 roots and upgrade our system requirements to JDK 1.5 on the engine side (and maybe even make the bold move to use JDK 1.6, if the Pentaho Platform completely abandons JDK 1.5 as well) and JDK 1.6 for the design-time tools (Pentaho Report Designer, the datasource editors and the Report Design Wizard).

At the moment I have no clue how we will name the new release. Very likely it won’t be called Sugar – as far as I know this is reserved for a BI-server release. I still don’t fancy American football (after all, its just a sissy [padded armour! C’mon!] version of rugby anyway) and thus I’ll take Citrus and Sugar as food, not leagues. Which, after too many days of Lemonade now probably brings hpyoglycemia or diabetes as viable project names. Or I team up with the British and use Cricket terms as alternative naming schema.

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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.

3 thoughts on “Time to say good-bye ..

  1. Pedro Alves

    Yay!! Welcome to the 21th century! I assume you felt inspired by google dropping support on IE6 and decided to give up abandonware. Good to know!

    oh, and btw – the platform requires 1.6 already – you would know that if you had to use it 😉

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