Jeff, can you describe your changes here so everyone can get an idea for what you are proposing? I would like to get this done this week so that it can be considered for the current schedule.
The easiest way to describe the proposed changes might be to review the RuleSerivces.odt that I updated.
Is there a particular email list I could send the document to?
The major changes are incorporation of the jbrms console, and allowing stateful use of a Rules Based Service. It be great to get both in, but I do think we may need some good testing of the console (the one that comes with 4.0.3 gives me permgen issues after a few hours of simply being deployed).
Support of the BRMS console per se is not a feature of the Rule Service. The Rule Service (as I have extended it), supports the RuleAgentAPI. This allows a rule package to be pulled from either the BRMS (via URL) or a file system.
Support for the BRMS (as in support as part of the subscription), is a related issue and has concerns related to the BRMS quality / stability as Kurt points out. It may be that the next release of the SOA Platform rule service provides RuleAgentAPI support without BRMS support.
Also to add to Kurt's comments, the proposed Rule Service would also support Decision Tables.
The BRMS is being supported now (early adopters), but will definitely be supported in the 4.3 release of the SOA Platform. Since that's a few months down the line, it should give us enough time to fully QA it.
BTW Jeff, by "next release" do you mean ESB 4.3 or FP01 for the SOA Platform 4.2?
The reason I posted his initial request was to consider it for 4.3. As we are in a timeboxed schedule we are fixing the list of new features from next Monday.
FP1 is still open, as far as I am aware, but this may be a big change for it.
OK thanks for the clarification. I couldn't see a version in the forum posts or title, so I needed to check. Yes, this is too big a chance for FP01.