We just released OpenI 2.0-RC2. Our plan is to promote this RC to 2.0 general release in about 2 weeks, barring any new critical fixes. Big thanks to our team who have done a really great job.

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

And you can download it directly from: http://sourceforge.net/project/platformdownload.php?group_id=142873

Among the many new features and bug fixes in this release, a few stand out. First is the support for Attribute Hierarchy feature of Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) 2005.  Almost all SSAS 2005 installations make use of this feature to get better performance, but prior versions of OpenI had trouble displaying data from OLAP cubes using feature. With RC2, OpenI fully supports this, which should make our SSAS 2005 users very happy. Also, we’d like to hear from those of you trying to use OpenI with SSAS 2008. We haven’t done much testing with SSAS 2008, and could use some help from our community in that regards.

Next, maximizing screen real estate in detailed analysis view has always been a key issue for data analyst users. With RC2, we have made the left navigator collapsible so that users can “stretch” the detail analysis view to the entire width of the screen. We think this is kind of cool, would love to hear your views on this (and other ideas to maximize screen real estate)

Here’re links to more details on the release:

As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback.


Project Lead, OpenI.Org