This morning I heard about some exciting news: Pentaho 5.0 CE will be released this Wednesday. I've already been playing around with the development build some weeks ago. The first big difference that you will notice in this release is the new clean web interface, which from my point of view looks a whole lot better than the previous one:
Pentaho User Console and the Admin Console are now finally combined ... no need any more to fire up an extra server to access the admin area!
Pentaho Marketplace really shines in this new release as well ... installing plugins has never been easier!
Under the hood we have a real CMS (Jackrabbit) now - the file-based solution repository is gone (apart from some system files). Content can be uploaded directly via the web-interface or a handy command line utility.
There are many more features, go ahead and check them out here (this link will work as of 2013-11-20). Login details have changed: Joe has retired and is enjoying eternal sunshine on Aruba, your new friend is called admin, and the password is ... you guessed it.
And finally, a big thanks to all the community contributors and Pentaho to make this new release possible!