OpenI 2.0 Alpha is Here

Hi Everyone

I am very happy to announce that we have the alpha version of OpenI 2.0 available for download. I want to thank our entire development team for all the hard work they have put in for this release.

There is also a demo available at http://demo.openi.org/openi (login is openi2/openi2)

We look forward to hearing your feedback on improving this release as we work on further testing of this version to get to beta. Here're some more details on the release:

Files (available at: https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=142873&package_id=287874&release_id=619930/&abmode=1 ):

* openi-2.0-alpha.tomcat.zip contains binary build specific to Tomcat 6.0x
* openi-2.0-alpha.jboss.zip contains binary build specific to Jboss 4.2.2 (and can be used for other j2ee servers as well)
* openi-2.0-alpha.src.zip contains full source code to make your own custom builds

New features and enhancements :

* Completely re-written based on Spring, Java Server Faces and AJAX
* New enhanced UI layout, completely "ajaxified"
* New Drag and Drop Navigator UI to move attributes across rows, columns, and filters
* Enhanced repository system implemented. Now project contents can be deployed anywhere. No need to have project contents within the "webapps" folder of j2ee servers
* Application can be deployed into any JEE server
* QA feature added to validate the MDX statements for all analyses within a project with a single command
* Manage Feed feature enhancement - now contains split rows feature and better CSV file parser
* Default analysis for project - you can now specify default analysis for a project which is the first analysis displayed to a user immediately after user login
* Customizable chart series color (for non pie type chart only) - Now you can define custom color palettes for chart
* Excel export enhancement - OpenI now generates excel binary file which embeds chart in file itself (previously it contained a web link to the chart, which could result in broken image links)
* Dashboard UI enhancement - Better UI that enables displaying both table and chart view option
* Better File Manager - shows file in explorer style tree
* User/Role management (requires custom build from source) : now users/roles management can be done from OpenI

SF.Net Bug Fixes:

* 1730531 - new chart is generated for every request
* 1660871 - PDF exports after login timeout, but pdf is invalid
* 1658608 - Project-Root path does not work on mangled deploy folder
* 1446879 - manage files - create new folder

Missing/Replaced features :

* R Integration -> incomplete
* Configurable menu -> New UI does not need it at all
* User defined roles and configurable security -> Now implemented J2EE role based security

Please pass the word around. And as always, we look forward to hearing from you.

cheers,

Sandeep

Sandeep Giri
Project Lead, OpenI.Org

Posted by Sandeep Giri 2008-08-15