A first pre-release of JFreeReport 0.8.9 has been released.
JFreeReport 0.8.9 features a new rendering and layouting engine, which finally lifts the age-old limitation of the engine not being able to create pagebreaks within bands. From now on, JFreeReport is able to print text that spans across more than one page. The new renderer allows elements to have Borders, Paddings and Background-colors - which finally aligns the engine's capabilities with the capabilities offered by the Pentaho Report-Designer.
This release also fixes the series of annoying bugs related to the subreporting feature introduced in JFreeReport 0.8.8.