One of the first things you’ll notice when you’ll hit the proof of concept site over at http://mantle.kettle.be (forwards to an Amazon EC2 test node, be gentle) is that it is fast despite being run on a virtual server.
Not only that, right clicking on actions, reports, analyses, etc allows you to set properties, schedule, etc:
It allows for a very rich experience for users as well as administrators. One sample is the setting of security on a report:
IMHO, what is really interesting about it all is that with his in-depth knowledge of the Pentaho platform, Mike has been able to write his new Mantle shell in only a few weeks time. (in his spare time!)
As is the case with all of the work we do, but especially with proof of concepts like Mantle, we would like to invite you to give feedback on this great initiative, either here, on our ##pentaho IRC channel (on Freenode) or as issues over at the Mantle project.
Until next time,