Lately we've been getting a lot of bug reports and feature requests.
While this is great and in general we like bug reports a lot there is always a high risk of some report or detail being lost in the noise when posted on a forum or sent through e-mail. People sometimes forget...
For this reason, we would like to ask you to post bug reports if you have even the slightest doubt that something is not working as it should.
The same goes for feature requests: if you have a good idea, why not share it with others AND put it on the developers TODO list.
If you think that somehow we will probably not implement it anyway, look at the change history. Bugs do get solved.
To file a bug report or a change request go here, create an id and use the "Create" button on to make a new one: http://jira.pentaho.org/browse/PDI
To see a list of the open bugs/feature requests in the latest development version, look at the Road Map or Change Log.
Due to the high number of cases, a search by the Issue Navigator might be more efficient.
In general, the rule is that the easier it is for us to find or reproduce the bug, the faster it gets fixed. Use your common sense, but in general it's always nice to have as many of the following as possible:
We always favor those change requests that have a clear and urgent use-case. If there are certain things that you need Pentaho Data Integration to do, explain this to us as clearly as possible in the change request. Something may be a lot of work, but we still might favorthat particular feature request over any others because you convinced us it was more important.
See also: Rejected Feature Requests
Pentaho Data Integration is advancing very fast at the moment, this is mainly possible because of the large group of users, testers and bug reporters.
Thank you for your continued support and for your help in making "Kettle" a world class data integration tool. Reporting bugs and filing feature requests really pushes PDI forward.