We’re evaluating reporting tools right now, both open source and closed.
I saw that a bunch of people on this list have considered Jasper/iReport
– is this coincidence, or is this the best open source report writer
right now? The proprietary tool we’re comparing them to is Crystal
Reports. Reports will need to be editable by end users, and they’re
running Mac OS X.
We’ll be spending a bit of time integrating whatever report writer we
choose, we think, so we don’t expect anything to be fully integrated
with Ruby or Rails … we just want to start with a good base.
So, is Jasper the best? Are there others that look good? Here’s a short
list I’ve compiled:
- OpenRPT (only works with PosgreSQL currently)
There are others, but I haven’t found any others that work on Mac OS X
and have a designer tool that looks like an end user could learn to use
in relatively little time.