Tuesday, May 31, 2011

jBPM 5.1 is coming, give us your feedback on the candidate release !

We're working hard to release jBPM 5.1 this week! We released a release candidate (jBPM 5.1.0.CR1) last week:
So if you're interested in picking up jBPM 5.1 as soon as possible, definitely give this release candidate a try, and let us know if there are any problems left, or if you see small enhancements we could still squeeze in that would make your life easier.

This week, I'll also be working on improving the documentation. The documentation itself is constantly growing, so I will try to restructure it a little as well, so it will be easier to find the information you might be interested in. Main ideas are to:
  • Include an overview chapter that will introduce the different components and how they work together (as people are sometimes overwhelmed by all the information on all the different components)
  • Add links between chapters, so you can more easily find more information, or what to read next once you've finished your current chapter.
  • Structure the documentation better, for example by component or by level of complexity.
We always welcome any feedback in this area as well, so if you have any feedback or recommendations for us, definitely let us know.


  1. Hello,

    Well I would like if a real EJB 3.0 support is included. It is very difficult to deal with an injected EntityManager and JTA all inside a JBoss 5.1 AS. It apears to be designed to be used with JPA (standalone) and a transaction manager that is not inside a container. See my post: http://community.jboss.org/message/607560#607560 no answers at time

    I had to load from database a session and dispose it every time I call a business method.

    I really like JBPM 5 but maybe there is something that must be included in documentation. Just support JBPM5 inside a Stateful Session Bean with an injected EntityManager using the attached transaction. That's it.

    Jbpm 5.0 and 5,1 have the same problem


  2. Hello,

    I have tried 5.1RC1 and ran the "ant start.demo" default script.

    I see the Eclipse designer is still the "old style" jBPM designer, and not yet a BPMN 2.0 designer.

    Do you have a version of a BPMN Eclipse designer? How could it be activated?