How to expand on some pretty sophisticated features already delivered? Our initial Forge already sported features like JasperBabylon, the section of our site where community members can help translate and localize Jaspersoft’s core open source products – or feature voting which allows community members to help prioritize which features are the most important to add or improve next. And, we had already delivered some relatively unmatched scalability and performance, as our Forge hosts more than 180,000 registered community members who collectively log nearly 1M page views and thousands of Forum entries every month.
So, advancing our already advanced Forge platform wasn’t easy. Thanks to our colleagues at Essentia, though, we did it. And so we are now proudly live with the latest release of what may be the open source world’s most advanced individual Forge. What’s key to this new release?
- Upgraded monitoring and tracking of total visitors to a project page
- New project download monitoring
- 40+ canned reports to improve measurement of key site metrics
- Mercurial support for a de-centralized, high performance version control system
- Advanced search features to enable faster, more granular results
In summary, I couldn’t have said it any better than Jaspersoft’s technical co-founder Giulio Toffoli:
"I'm extremely pleased to see Jaspersoft broaden JasperForge.org with a number of features that will increase productivity and ease of use. These are big benefits to community users, especially those who rely on low-cost, open source BI. The ongoing improvements to the forge tools re-enforces why Jaspersoft's user community continues to thrive and grow."
If you’ve not stopped by the new Forge, this is your formal invitation to do so. Comments and feedback encouraged.
Chief Executive Officer