Donnerstag, 28. Mai 2009

Article about JWT in Eclipse magazine

If you are interested in process modeling or workflow execution, you might want to have a look in the newest German-speaking Eclipse magazine ("eclipse Magazin"). In their current issue there is an article called "Geschäftsprozesse ausführen mit Eclipse JWT". It reports about the latest progress of the Eclipse Technology project Java Workflow Tooling (JWT).

If you want to learn more about this project, please don't hesitate to contact the mailing list or the newsgroups.

Donnerstag, 7. Mai 2009

JWT and Galileo M7

Yesterday our milestone M7 for the Galileo release of the Java Workflow Tooling (JWT) project has been finalized and published. As we are part of the yearly release train we are bound to the deadlines of Galileo. Please find the milestone build either on our JWT stable update site or on the Galileo staging repository.
JWT allows you to model your workflows (e.g. starting with the STP BPMN editor), to generate code in XPDL, jPDL or other languages out of your model and deploy that code to a workflow engine. Thereby, the workflow editor provides you with different views on your process (different icons, figures, names, etc.).

We built and tested JWT against Galileo M7, EMF 2.5 and ATL3.0 as well as with Ganymede, EMF 2.4 and ATL2. At the beginning we were facing some problems with ATL3, but thanks to our committers from Obeo and OpenWide, these problems have been resolved.

The M7 was the freeze date for our release, so we won't make any more changes on the features, UI or API any more, but will still work on some bugs that we are currently aware of. Please feel free to try the newest release and give us some feedback or report any issues, enhancement request or feature request on Bugzilla.

If you are new to JWT, but would like to know more about the project without downloading the newest release right now, please feel free to have a look at these slides that have been presented at Eclipse Forum Europe or at this screencast from EclipseCon.