OpenI 2.0 Beta Released

Dear OpenI Community:

I am very happy to announce that we have the beta 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 (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 general release. Here're some more details on the release:

Files (available at:\):

* contains binary build specific to Tomcat 6.0x
* contains binary build specific to Jboss 4.2.2 (and can be used for other j2ee servers as well)
* contains full source code to make your own custom builds

New features and enhancements :

Beyond what was in OpenI 2.0 Alpha:

* Create New Project: Create new project option is added in the preferences menu that creates a new project by selecting a new template which can be either the duplicate of the current project or a new template. It also allows the users to define the category, project logo etc. for the project being created.
* Multiple Dashboards: an enhancement in the dashboard user interface which allows the user to create multiple project dashboards. this feature is available for the admin user only.
* Purge Files: this feature allows the admin user to purge the older files, the user is prompted the file type ( i.e file extension ) and the date , the files with that type and older than the given date will be purged

New Features from OpenI 2.0 Alpha:

* 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:

Bugs Fixed in 2.0-Beta:

* 2779635: UI issues in Autogenerate window.
* 2779626: Chart Properties dialog - rename tab Print into PDF export
* 2746089: Error in OpenI if there is no dimension in filter area
* 2728027: drillthrough green arrows only for supporting measures
* 2728012: copying folders on reports explore tab goes infinite loop
* 2728005: Allow creation of new project from the Application
* 2727999: Purge old drillthrough files in a project
* 2727992: Drag and Drop Ghosts on IE
* 2727984: Don't let any exception go up to application server
* 2727978: Add Print button capability to Dashboard screen
* 2727974: Error in saving analysis
* 2727913: Enhancement: Add support for online help text
* 2727898: Enable creating and viewing multiple dashboards
* 2727891: "Edit File" Screen has typo for Cancel button
* 2727888: Need Visual Indicator
* 2727836: Missing decimal points for Y-axis
* 2270189: Help in top right corner
* 2155299: Ability to create multiple dashboards and access from menu
* 2120991: Disable "Customize" tab for non-OLAP reports
* 2120963: Enable OpenI logo customization

Bugs Fixed in 2.0-Alpha:

* 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.



Sandeep Giri
Project Lead, OpenI.Org

Posted by Sandeep Giri 2009-05-05

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