I do not fully get the reason you ask this, so let me ask a question in return: What other modules?
What I mean is that I dont need BPEL, PageFlow, GPD, Identity, Task Management & Enterprise.
Bear in mind at this point I have little/no experience with jBPM, so I am just looking for advise.
Another team have worked with jBPM PVM in order to develop a workflow. They created there own API for PVM via XML, however, I am essentially hoping that I can use jPDL as the language to communiate with PVM instead.
Well, everything you mention is a module in the jBPM source, some even separate projects (BPEL, PageFlow, GPD) so you can easily just use what you need.
The download (I assume the downloading is not the problem is it?) does contain everything, but just use the jar files/config files you need.
jPDL is not a language to communicate with the PVM, it is a language implemented on top of the PVM.
Thanks for this. I guess there is no substitute for getting my hands dirty on this one.
I was hoping to download jPDL and PVM seperatly and just use them. However, what you say makes sense.
Can you point me towards some good samples on how to get started easiliy with jPDL (using GPD as the designer) and PVM?
if you just want to use jPDL, the PVM is not needed, kind of like it is not needed to know how a combustion engine works to be able to drive a car.
Regarding your question, http://www.google.com/search?q=jbpm+4+getting+started
Sorry, I meant the PVM docs are not needed ;-)
Thanks. The google email search, well thats something anyone could have come up with ;-).
I was looking for specfic JBoss resources that may be very useful be difficult for a jBPM novice to find.
But not to worry - I will dig around.
Sorry, no, really getting started docs for jBPM have up to now always been written by community people.
But... the jBPM userguide should always kept open on the side :-)