Tuesday, October 25, 2016

jBPM 6.5.0.Final available

While we have been working on jBPM v7 for quite a while now, we still wanted to deliver a few more features that were requested by users.

You can find all information here:

Ready to give it a try but not sure how to start?  Take a look at the jbpm-installer chapter.

So on top of a bunch of bug fixes, you can expect the following new features:

Core Engine

Process instance migration

Process instance migration allows you to upgrade an already active process instance to a newer version of the process definition (than the one it was started with). Optionally it allows to perform node mapping of active node instances within process instance (to accommodate for use cases where currently active nodes might have changed).  The jBPM services have been extended with a new more powerful API and the same functionality is available remotely through the kie-server API.
JMS interaction patterns
When using the remote API of our kie-server, the JMS version now also supports different interaction patterns (on top of the request-response already supported):
  • fire and forget
  • asynchronous with callback
Task variables support in listeners

Added operations to easily get access to task variables from within task listeners.

Remote API improvements for deployments

Additional operations have been added to the remote API to simplify integration: operations to get deployment information of your projects based on their group, id and/or version (GAV).

Process Designer

Improved automation importing service tasks in Designer

You can import custom service tasks from a service repository into Designer so they can be used in your process, like for example Twitter, FTP, etc. The workbench now automates a lot of the additional configuration as well:
  •     Installs the service configuration (wid) into the users Workbench project
  •     Installs the service icon (defined in the service configuration)
  •     Installs the service maven dependencies into the project POM
  •     Installs the service default handler into the project Deployment Descriptor
Using start up parameters, you can also register a default service repositories and even install service tasks by default for new projects. More details are available in the documentation.


You can now also perform copy/paste operations across different processes.


Using workbench and kie-server together

Various small improvements allow you to use the workbench together with (one or more) kie-server execution servers to manage your process instances and tasks (sharing the same underlying datasource). As a result, processes and task created on one of the execution servers can now be managed in the workbench UI as well.

The jbpm-installer is now configured out-of-the-box to have a managed kie-server deployed next to it where you can deploy your processes to as well.

Support for enums in data modeler
The data modeler now supports selecting enums as the type when defining the parameters of a data object.


Various components have been added / upgraded:
  • Upgraded to WildFly 10
  • Added support for EAP 7
  • Upgraded to Spring 4
The jbpm-installer now uses WildFly 10.0.0.Final as the default. 
Enjoy !

Monday, October 24, 2016

London JBug: v7 Roadmap (November 22nd)

On November 22nd, we will be doing a JBug in London where we will be showing (live) what's on our roadmap for v7 for Drools, jBPM, Optaplanner etc.

This will include for example details on some of our key initiatives:
  • Case Management
  • The new Process Designer 
  • Our new Rich Client Platform
  • Improved Forms and Page building 
  • Improved Advanced Decision Tables and new Decision Model Notation
  • Fully integrated DashBuilder reporting 
  • New OptaPlanner features & performance improvements 

If you're interested, please register here.
Apparently there will be beer and pizza as well :)

Other team members will try to set up similar JBugs in a location near you, so stay tuned for more info if you would like to have a sneak peak as well!