2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2007 4:54 AM by David Roberts

    Saving clients time.. installing/setting up jBPM

    Daniel Holth Newbie

      Hello

      I've got the pleasure to look at jBPM as a potential system for a client. The demo (video) of the system looks fast and easy. Sadly the installing procedure is complicated and time consuming.

      On my personal computer I already had eclipse. I jumped at it and followed readme files, getting started etc. But still was not able to get my current eclipse working with jBPM. So I installed a new eclipse into the designer folder. Worked like a charm.

      My current problem is getting it up and running towards the web, like in the demo. I made sure that /jbpm-console/ as server. and used the start.bat to config the server setting. Got some warnings and a frozen cmd-window. So I checked the forums found the advice to use:

      "set JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% -Dhttp.proxyHost=192.168.10.254 -Dhttp.proxyPort=3128 -Xms128m -Xmx512m -Dsun.rmi.dgc.client.gcInterval=3600000 -Dsun.rmi.dgc.server.gcInterval=3600000"

      instead of
      "set JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% -Xms128m -Xmx512m -Dsun.rmi.dgc.client.gcInterval=3600000 -Dsun.rmi.dgc.server.gcInterval=3600000"

      Still some warning presisted, but now the eclipse connection to the server worked. This whole prossess tok over 6 hours...

      So my conclusive suggestion would be to make an easier installing prossess of jBMP? Like a ghosted image of a system with jBMP up and running on eclipse? Or something smaller that lets you get a *softer* first impression. I had to struggle to get it to work

      Any feedback would be most welcome

      Best regards,
      Daniel Holth (Norwegian engineer)

        • 1. Re: Saving clients time.. installing/setting up jBPM
          Ronald van Kuijk Master

          Well, I (personally) never needed to do this. But...
          I have a direct connection to the internet (hence no need for the proxy stuff). For many others this (if needed at all) it has to be a different host and port, so no generic param can be used there.... and the starterkit is kind of like a ghostimage.

          btw, ever tried to set up systems provided by other companies? You need more than 6 hours AND expensive consultancy...;-)

          • 2. Re: Saving clients time.. installing/setting up jBPM
            David Roberts Apprentice

             

            btw, ever tried to set up systems provided by other companies? You need more than 6 hours AND expensive consultancy...;-)

            I agree. We use IBM Lotus Workflow, never mind hours, took weeks, and very expesive consultancy, and huge license fees, and absolutely NO support. In two years we havent been able to get any support, even though we paid for support, and now after 2 years of using it and a huge expense bill, we cant wait to replace it with Jbpm.