Which Eclipse plugin are you using? By default, we still recommend people to use the existing BPMN2 editor that is provided in the Drools Eclipse plugin and integrates with the jBPM Eclipse plugin. This exposes the properties you mentioned for human tasks.
The new BPMN2 editor also allows you to specify this data but it is using a different format. The reason we still recommend people to use the old tooling is that at this point you can still only specify this at a rather low level, using low-level BPMN2 constructs like ioSpecification, peopleAssigment, etc. You need detailed knowledge of the BPMN2 specification to be able to specify all this. We're working on offering higher-level editors for all the supported BPMN2 node types, so that the business user can just specify actorId as a simple property and input / output mapping using a graphical UI. This should be available by the next release.
Thanks for the response,
Well the user guide recommends installing the plugin from the following update site:
And here's the section in the guide that recommends the plugin (maybe someone should write a note in there to point people to the old plugin):
So basically the guide recommends the new aqua-blueish designer as in the following picture:
Other parts of the guide (e.g. human tasks) are still using the old plugin however.
Btw, in the guide it is mentioned that you would provide a profile for the eclipse plugin that limits the available constructs of the designer to the subset supported by the engine. I couldn't find that profile, so all elements are available for me right now, and I can't figure out which ones are supported.
There should probably be a section on the "old" Eclipse plugin as well. But that is just included in the installer, so you don't need to do anything to install that, and the Process Engine: Basics and other chapters describe its behavior already.
Find attached a profile you could import in the new editor to limit the constructs to that are relevant for jBPM5.
jBPM5-profile.zip 4.9 KB