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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: [EXTENSIONS]Alternative for Report Builder?
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:52:45 GMT
On 04/03/12 14:20, FR web forum wrote:
> ----- Mail original -----
> On 4/3/12 8:01 PM, RGB ES wrote:
>>> One of the volunteers on the ES forum expressed concern about the
>>> Oracle Report Builder (ORB) extension not working on AOO builds: it
>>> seems that the extension installs, but reports previously created with
>>> it do not run.
>> it is indeed a missing feature but we can't change it for now. But if
>> somebody is interested to build it as an extension and host it somewhere
>> else we will give support here how to do that.
> Why Oracle did not donate this OXT (and other like PDF Import)?
> ASF could not contact them to talk about?

The problem is the Pentaho stuff: a bunch of libraries from an
independent project that are LGPL'd. I tried to contact them
but there was no response.

The MySQL connector is also copyleft with a commercial
version available. It would really be nice to have that
stuff available as extensions.


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