I've been working on a very fun and challenging proof of concept / usability project that involves Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle), XUL, SWT, Swing and a very cool, slightly controversial theory: with a lot of work frontloaded, we should be able to port user interfaces to any UI technology, and expect consistent behavior AND look and feel without much, if any, additional code .
The project I'm in the middle of encompasses three different but equally compelling goals:
To move Pentaho forward in providing common layers across our core pillars (reporting , analysis, data mining, ETL and dashboards).
To provide a proof of concept for the Pentaho XUL Framework, an architecture built to help us support common UIs across all of our applications and tools .
To provide a common way of describing and managing the information needed to connect to
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