Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The new BPMN2 Eclipse plugin

Bob created some screencasts on how to install and use the new Eclipse plugin that we're developing at eclipse.org.
  • It supports almost all BPMN 2.0 process constructs and attributes (including lanes and pools, annotations and all the BPMN2 node types).
  • Support for the few custom attributes that jBPM5 introduces.
  • Allows you to configure which elements and attributes you want use when modeling processes (so we can limit the constructs for example to the subset currently supported by jBPM5, which is a profile we will support by default, or even more if you like).
The first screencast shows how to get the new plugin installed (you can also find some information in the documentation):

The second one shows how to use it to recreate a first version of our evaluation example (that is used in the installer):

Hope this helps you get started.


  1. Kris,

    After installing this new BPMN2 Eclipse plugin in JBDS 5 M5, i have the following error when trying to create a new BPMN2 Diagram:
    Could not open the editor: The editor class could not be instantiated. This usually indicates a missing no-arg constructor or that the editor's class name was mistyped in plugin.xml.


    FYI, I was using the previous BPMN2 editor plugin version with jBPM5 ER3 and it worked fine.

    1. I updated JBDS5 to Beta3 and now it works fine..