[Update november 14th]
Ok, It’s here. It’s up since november 9th.
Go and get it at the wonderfull site: Sourceforge.net files.
[Update october 18th]
Pentaho Business Analytics 7.0 will be available for download in mid november. These are links to the announcement and overview posts.
In october 2016 we should be getting next version of Pentaho. According to its Jira records it will be a stability oriented release, I count 58 fixes for BI Server, 139 in PDI, 10 in PRD, 6 in CDE/CTOOLS (you can check it for each project in 7.0.0 version at http://jira.pentaho.com/) and few improvements.
Having a reliable suite is a benefit for all specially in this market where de community editions are being abandoned in FOSS and their enterprise editions are being developed attending corporate needs rather than the medium or small companys.
On that topic, I browsed the forums (http://forums.pentaho.com/) to see what people are asking. This is what I found from the 1st to the 22th of september:
|BI Platform||22||8||Installation and simple questions. 2 people even asked if anyone has any clues, they were lost.|
|Pentaho Reporting [PRD]||30||15||Advanced questions. 2 moved as they placed it in wrong forum.|
|Pentaho Data Integration [PDI]||127||23||Advanced questions. Some can be solved with the modified java step or mail step examples.|
|CTools||32||11||They ask how to modify graphs in specific ways, some of them answered in CTools web site, but need clarification on frameworks used.|
Of these projects the BI Server is the one having most novices asking already answered questions. A FAQ should help these people. For the PDI and PRD there are some senior members giving excelent advice I felt good about humanity with the existence of these people.
I guess there will be no modifications in installing or upgrading instructions, maybe I should clean up the old posts in this site.
Well that’s my 2 cents on the CE application and support for the upcoming 7.0.0 version.
i was not expecting 7.0 coming out so early
They usually realease Pentaho two times a year and in jira there is no 6.2.
So we’ll see next month