To show some of the features of jBPM, we have created a short demo of about 10 minutes. It focuses on the workflow capabilities of jBPM by showing how you can use the jBPM Graphical Process Designer (GPD) to create a simple process definition. The demo shows most of the main features of the GPD as well as how to deploy the created process to the jBPM server. Lastly, it uses the jBPM default web application to do a test drive of this deployed process.
The demo was created using the 3.0.3 release of the jBPM Starter's Kit. This package was released last week and contains the 3.0.3 release of the core jBPM libraries as well as the 3.0.9 release of the GPD. Downloads of these products are available from the jBPM download page. This is a maintenance release and contains a number of bug fixes. Also the GPD now has a nice deployment page that eases the process of deploying processes to the server significantly, as can be seen in the demo.
Stay tuned during the following weeks for some upcoming releases. The 3.1.1 maintenance release will appear shortly as well as the first alpha release on the 3.2 branch. There are some nice enhancenments of the web application, which will support facelets as the task form mechanism, as well as a brand new email node that will be included in this last one. So well worth keeping an eye on it...Regards and have fun,