The 1.1.0 release includes a new option to the -javaagent JVM argument listener:true or listener:false (the default).
If listener:true is supplied then the Byteman agent should install a Retransformer which spawns a listener thread. This allows rules to be uploaded. while the application is executing using the submit.sh script.
If listener:false is supplied then the Byteman agent should install a plain old Transformer. This only injects rules from the scripts supplied via the -javaagent JVM argument using option script:myScript.txt.
Well, the 1.1.0 release has got this the wrong way round. So, by default you get a listener and Retransformer and if you specify listener:true you get a plain old Transformer and no listener. Doh!
There's a JIRA (BYTEMAN-37) and a fix which will be included in the next release (1.1.1).