I am happy to finally announce a new release of the JPDL designer. You can download it on the source forge download pages : http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=70542&package_id=116692&release_id=477988.
The release was built and tested with WTP 1.5.1 and all its drivers (Eclipse SDK 3.2.1, GEF 3.2.1, EMF 2.2.1, JEM 1.2.1). The distribution comes in two flavours: a regular zip file containing all what is needed to install the designer in a clean Eclipse environment and a 'nodeps' flavour that does not contain any additional plug-ins taken from WTP, GEF or EMF. You can use this nodeps flavour if you have already an Eclipse installation containing these drivers. To install it, simply extract the archive file over your Eclipse installation or use the Eclipse link mechanism.
As you might or might not know, the 3.1.x stream of the jBPM JPDL designer is based on an entirely new core model. The purpose of this new model is to enable full JPDL support that was lacking until now. The 3.1.x stream is targeted at jBPM JPDL 3.2 and above with backwards compatibility for older JPDL versions. However, the UI will not prohibit the user to use 3.2 features.
This release is an alpha release, containing code that is quite usable but not yet fully stabilized. Known problems exist when using the XML source pane to edit the process definition and switching back to the graphical view. A solution to these issues will be part of a future release. The purpose of this release is to gather feedback from the community concerning some of the new things that were introduced:
- Use of the tabbed property view to edit the different properties of the JPDL elements
- A JPDL perspective
Have a look at the release notes in the distribution or online (https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=477988&group_id=70542).
Comments on the layout of the different forms and occupation of the screen real estate defined by the perspective are more than welcomed. Please post comments here on the forum and don't hesitate to file issues and bugs to JIRA (http://jira.jboss.com/jira/browse/GPD).