yes, I would say it is normal. Eclipse plugin for jBPM 4 is not so feature rich as for version 3 yet, I think it is still under development. In the meantime you need to work a bit more with xml source.
thanks for your reply.
I hoped that I did a mistake and there is a good graphical editor for jPDL4. But ok, I cant change that now. ;-)
Also the Signavio editor is not able to do anything… am I right? For example I wasn’t able to add event handlers to a task.
It seams that I really have to do a lot of work in the xml source.
I hope that there will released a full featured editor for jPDL4 soon.
Signavio is a modeler so it is not intended to provide implementation details - at least in my opinion. Perhaps there will be new release that supports BPMN2 with upcoming release of jBPM 4.4 - based on some discussion on the forum. afaik 4.4 should come out around beginning of April.