The camunda Modeler Standalone is a tool that allows you to create, view and edit BPMN process and collaboration diagrams in a seamless way. I am happy to say that the project, previously a side project of mine, is now an official part of camunda BPM. Today we released version 1.0.0 as the first stable version of the modeler. Get it now. As part of camunda BPM the camunda Modeler Standalone got its own place on camunda.org and a one-click-to-distribution build.
It was a hard time of two months without a new camunda BPM release, but the waiting came to an end today. We are happy to announce the first release of 2014: camunda BPM 7.1.0-alpha2. The highlights of this release are: engine: enhance PVM Atomic Operation and Graph Model to provide facility for an activity to cancel a scope or be executed concurrently to activities in the same scope. This refactoring has the following positive effects: write History for Boundary Events, Intermediate Catch Events following an Event Based Gateway Execution Listeners on cancel scope / concurrent activities now work proper and fixed a lot of further bugs a Receive Task with a message reference can be triggered like an ordinary event (docs) query after Historic Activity Statistics cockpit: use grunt to build client sides assets, manage client sides dependencies and fetch them (github-docs) show suspended Job Definitions on the process diagram add a view switcher to be able to write an own process definition or instance view as a plugin implement a new process definition view as a enterprise plugin to show historic process instances data performance test suite (github) enterprise support for Oracle WebLogic 12c, jBoss EAP 6.1 and 6.2 some contributions from Clint and Markus In total, about 90 Issues have been closed during the last two months.
Yesterday morning I posted some details about our current performance testing efforts. At that point I was still developing the performance testing framework and using the H2 in-memory database when running tests, just to check whether everything runs clean. Yesterday evening, finally, I wanted to run some tests on a "real" database. I hadn't done any serious performance testing since a couple of month back when we released camunda BPM 7.0 Final and in the meantime I have switched my operating system from Windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux.
The camunda process engine has a very active codebase and is constantly evolving. Only last week we did a major refactoring, re-implementing the way the BPMN Boundary Event, Event Subprocess, Terminate End Event and similar constructs work. In summer we introduced an activity instance model and rewrote the history implementation, turning it into a fire-and-forget event stream. We also constantly add new features such as incidents and many others. When doing such refactorings, the extensive process engine testsuite gives us the confidence that we do not break existing functionality from a functional perspective (process engine currently has 1669 Testases, over 500 were added last year).
I don't like watching my Tasklist all day. Getting email notifications for tasks that I should complete is nice, but sometimes I don't want to complete the task right after being notified but still need to keep in mind there is something pending. This is how I came to create a simple PHP script that exposes my tasks as an RSS Feed. I can use that in my personal master dashboard (Microsoft Outlook) to keep track of my camunda Tasklist.
As a small little side project I was working on a standalone version of the camunda BPMN 2.0 modeling plugin for Eclipse. The camunda Modeler standalone offers nice little features to better integrate with the operating system and focuses 100% on process modeling. It is available for Mac, Linux and Windows. Update (2014-02-05) The project is now an official part of camunda BPM. Read the offical announcement or check out its home on camunda.org.
Still need a Christmas present? How about a cool camunda BPM T-Shirt? Various team members designed the Shirts themselves and we got quite some response throughout the year. So we will make them available to you! OK - to be honest we will not make it before Christmas - but you can look forward to your new Shirt early in 2014! T-Shirts cost 20 € each (including shipping within Germany - ask us for international shipment options if applicable).
Some users experienced difficulties installing version 2.3.0 of the camunda Modeler from our update site. This patch release fixes the installation issues. Grab it if you had trouble installing.
We are happy to announce the new release of the camunda Modeler. This version adds the ability to extend the modeler with custom tasks. Furthermore it adds editing support for form fields that were recently re-introduced into the camunda BPM platform. Last but not least, it improves the handling of subprocesses. Custom Task Plugins Custom task plugins give you the ability to contribute self-made tasks to the camunda modeler. Quite a custom task A custom task is a task that may be reused across all of your diagrams.