On my previous post Knowage 8.0, could be run from containers downloading a docker compse scrip tfrom Github, but you can try to download its binaries from a low bandwidth link here 8.0 RC. There is also a 7.4 documentation.
I found Spago BI version 5.1, that is about two years ago. It was a Complete Open Source BI Sotution, the only one there is, they said. They were proud of it!. And I was waiting for 5.3 to start a series of posts as they announced amazing changes.
On may 4th 2017, @SpagoBI anounced they were starting a #spagobirevolution. The same company (Engineering Group) did an extreme makeover to XU experince and released a Comunity Edition (CE) and an Enterprise Edition (EE) with a Knowage Brand.
What I have seen is that the CE is an interesting product, somewhat crippled as important functionality like scheduling and MDX calculated fields and more are excluded, but lets hope its cockpit designer, metadata, models and widgets, deliver a promising alternative for OS BI data exploration.
[Updated on June and December 2017, and May 2018, Sptember 2018]
Knowage has updated its documentation with instructions for windows, linux and DB migration scripts from 5.x [link].
Prerequisites: You’ll need Java JDK 1.8 and JAVA_HOME defined.
Download the Knowage Installer [download page]
Knowage-6_2_0-CE-Installer-20180809.zip [2.8GB from knowage-suite.com] Knowage-6_2_0-RC-CE-Installer-Unix-20180509.zip [2.9GB from one server in ow2] Knowage-6_1_1-CE-Installer-Unix-20171213.zip [2.3GB] Knowage-6.0.0-CE-Installer-Unix-20170623.zip [1.078GB] All-in-One-Knowage-6.0.0_RC_CE_20170429.zip [798mb]
Open a Terminal, create a folder, unzip its content:
a. Open a welcome dialog. click Next.
b. Ask if you accept the license agreement. Do it so and click Next.
c. Ask for your preference on a charting library. Accept the default and click Next.
d. Ask for six modules to be installed. If all are selected, Click Next.
e. Select a destination folder. I selected HOME$/knowage6 it will create a Knowage-Server-CE folder.
f. It will ask for your MySql credentials: jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/, user and password.
Version 6.1.1 contains MariaDB files, I used my existing version without problems.
It said that two schemas: kwowage-ce and foodmart-demo will be created
The installer will extract the server, the .war files and update the database.
In the final dialog unselect all and click finish to end the installer.
I modified the startup and shutdown scripts to set the correct path to java:
[add your JRE path to the first line like:]
save your script and repeat for shutdown.sh
You might want to increase the session time out from the default 30 minutes.
Then you should edit ./HOME$/Knowage6/Knowage-Server-CE/conf/web.xml