We are gradually moving towards this complex and time consuming task, however the delays are not due to the need for a WPF/Silverlight runtime report designer.
We are now working on taking full control over the data management (see the Q1 2010 roadmap
for more details). This will help us prepare the data the way we need it for the end-user report designer. Our exact plans will be announced in a few months.
How do you envision the end-user report designer to function? Do you see it desktop-based (WinForms, WPF) or web-based (ASP.NET, Silverlight)? Do you need an application which will allow your users to create reports from a predefined set of database fields (similar to the current designer in Visual Studio), or do you need an analytical application which to allow your users to analyze data (KPIs, trends, cubes, etc)? What is the expected outcome that your users will need to produce?
Your feedback will help us shape our decision when it comes to an end-user report designer.
the Telerik team