Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Here we go ... first jBPM5 snapshots !

We've been talking about it for a while now, and working on it even longer, but we believe the time has come to just get the jBPM5 code out there and start asking for community feedback and assistance.

The current jBPM5 snapshot offers open-source business process execution and management, including
  • an embeddable, light-weight process engine in Java, supporting native BPMN2 execution
  • BPMN2 process modeling, both in Eclipse (developers) and web-based (business users)
  • process collaboration, monitoring and management through the Guvnor repository and the management consoles
  • human interaction using an independent WS-HT human task service
  • strong and powerful integration with business rules and event processing

So where to start looking?

For those that want to get their hands on the source code:

Documentation (which is still under heavy construction but will be extended significantly in the next few weeks) can be found here.

And you can always download the latest snapshot binaries, sources, the gwt-console, documentation and an installer here:

Enjoy !


  1. Awesome.. I'm spreading the word!

  2. Hello!
    I'm testing the jbpm-5.0-SNAPSHOT-installer and I can open Drools Guvnor & the process management console as described in the documentation. But I can't find the URL for the web-based Oryx Designer, described in chapter 1.1.3.
    I tried to open http://localhost:8080/designer, but I got an error-code 404. Does anybody know the correct url or is there an error in my installation?


  3. The Designer can be reached using http://localhost:8080/designer/editor

    It is also integrated into Guvnor, so whenever you try to edit a *.bpmn file, the Designer should be used. You can create a *.bpmn file in Guvnor by uploading it using the Guvnor Eclipse plugin or selecting "Create New ... File" with extension bpmn.

    There is a limitation that the current version of the Designer only works with Google Chrome (you will get an empty page in FireFox) but we're working on that.