Welcome back Joram Barrez

May 29, 2017 by Flowable


Joram Barrez has been one of the driving forces for open source BPM for almost 10 years. So it wasn't easy when he needed to step away for some time from the Flowable project. But now he's back and fully committed to help driving the Flowable project with lots of new energy and ideas. From the whole Flowable team and community, we just wanted to say: "Welcome back Joram!".

Also taking this opportunity to add a link to our new Flowable roadmap page. If you want to see other features being added to the roadmap, get in contact with us on the Flowable forum.

Flowable 6.0.1 release

April 28, 2017 by Flowable


Today we released the first bug fix version of the Flowable 6 engine (6.0.1).

The 6.0.1 release has the following highlights:

Highlights

  • First bug fix release for Flowable 6!
  • Improved LDAP support for the UI apps
  • The i18n in the UI apps is now pluggable and there are some first additional languages included
  • Improved event sub process support with nested event sub process support for non interrupting ones
  • More hit policy support in the DMN Engine. The Decision Table editor will be updated in the Flowable 6.1.0 release. The DMN Engine API has been refactored to take into account single and multiple output result objects.
  • Various small bugfixes all around.

A big thank you to the whole Flowable team for making this release possible. You can use the forum to ask specific questions about the 6.0.1 release, any feedback is welcome.

Flowable Enterprise Support Now Available

April 4, 2017 by Flowable


You may have already seen that core developers from the Flowable Project have joined forces with edorasware. This doesn’t change our commitment to open source, if anything, it gives us an opportunity to do more.

What it does mean is that there is now Enterprise Support available for the open source Flowable engines, backed by the people that architected and wrote them. You can get a support subscription for the open source engines – you don’t need to switch to an Enterprise version, no APIs to change, no package renames or anything. Just keep doing what you’re doing, but get the support and hot fixes you need for whatever size and shape production system you have.

Go to http://flowable.com to find out more.

Flowable 5.23.0 release

March 27, 2017 by Flowable


Today we released a new Flowable 5.x engine version (5.23.0). The easiest way to start using it is through the Maven:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.flowable</groupId>
  <artifactId>flowable-engine</artifactId>
  <version>5.23.0</version>
</dependency>

The version 5 code is on the flowable5 branch on Github https://github.com/flowable/flowable-engine/tree/flowable5.
The version 6 code is on master https://github.com/flowable/flowable-engine.

The 5.23.0 release has the following highlights:

  • Great community contribution for collapsed sub processes by David Pardo. You now can model processes in a hierarchical way without needing to use call activities, which result in different process definitions in the Flowable Engine. When using collapsed sub processes, the modeling part is hierarchical and using different model diagrams for the main process and the sub process models. But when deploying on the Flowable Engine, there's still one process definition using embedded sub processes. So this feature it targeted at the modeling level.
  • Bug fix for service tasks with class attributes using skip expressions.
  • Added support for using the Flowable namespace in addition to the Activiti namespace in BPMN XML.
  • Several bug fixes and smaller enhancements

A big thank you to the whole Flowable team for making this release possible, and a special thank you to David Pardo for the Modeler contribution. You can use the forum to ask specific questions about the 5.23.0 release, any feedback is welcome.

Flowable 6.0.0 release

February 15, 2017 by Flowable


Today we released the first official Flowable 6 engine version (6.0.0). After a long period of Flowable 6 development, getting community feedback, implementing new features and bug fixes and writing documentation the version 6 is now officially out of beta.

The 6.0.0 release has the following highlights:

Highlights

  • First official release of Flowable 6!
  • Documentation has been updated to Flowable 6 and a DMN and Form Engine user guide have been added.
  • Various small bugfixes all around.

Release remarks

  • We consider the Flowable 6 Engine stable and ready for use
  • We plan to release a 6.0.1 within a few weeks, so we hope to get a lot of feedback on the 6.0.0 release that we can include in a 6.0.1 release
  • The documentation has been extended with a DMN and Form Engine focused user guide, however the main user guide is still the BPMN user guide. We expect to do more documentation updates in the next few weeks.

A big thank you to the whole Flowable team for making this release possible. You can use the forum to ask specific questions about the 6.0.0 release, any feedback is welcome.