6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 17, 2006 11:20 AM by Koen Aers

    jBPM, Rules & Swing?

    Ahmad Mehio Newbie


      Will there be a plan to provide jBPM and Rules with a Swing equivalent in addition to the SWT GUI currently used?


        • 1. Re: jBPM, Rules & Swing?
          Ronald van Kuijk Master

          No, there will not be. They are quite different ui frameworks and maintaining two versions is not efficient.

          Do you have a specific reason for asking this?

          • 2. Re: jBPM, Rules & Swing?
            Ahmad Mehio Newbie

            Well we have been developing our application for four years now, and it is built based on Swing which makes it difficult for us to move from Swing to SWT.
            Actually, we were thinking to launch the aforementioned products (jPBM and Rules) as part of our Swing GUI.

            • 3. Re: jBPM, Rules & Swing?
              Ronald van Kuijk Master

              the SWT based GPD is a designer, as is the rules editor. It is not the user frontend. jBPM and Rules can be accessed from/integrated with Swing based apps by using the api. So unless you elaborate a little on what your application is, it is difficult to give a detailed answer

              • 4. Re: jBPM, Rules & Swing?
                Ahmad Mehio Newbie

                Our application is basically an application which generates its own workflow. We want the user to be able to edit this workflow; hence, we are investigating the use of jBPM as one option.

                Why we need Swing?
                We do not want to install both Swing and SWT in one package in order to do all this.

                • 5. Re: jBPM, Rules & Swing?
                  Ronald van Kuijk Master

                  It's not only SWT that makes the editor, it is EMF, GEF etc.. as well. If I were you I'd go for the easy way and use the SWT version. Since I have no idea about the rest of the functionality I cannot comment on doing it in one application, use several or anything. The thing I *do* know is that developing a designer from scratch is no easy task

                  • 6. Re: jBPM, Rules & Swing?
                    Koen Aers Master

                    Well, as you might know we have been talking to Sun and the Netbeans crowd to have at least a part of the JBoss IDE offering ported to Netbeans and Swing. We have indeed no problem whatsoever with including such code in our CVS or pushing that kind of product forward. The thing is that we don't have the necessary resources to do this at the moment.
                    If you guys are planning to develop a jBPM workflow designer in Swing or even a plug-in for Netbeans, than we will be very happy to accept a possible contribution... So let me know if you are interesting in doing so.