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Imixs-Workflow 4.0 released!

These days, the open source project Imixs-Workflow has released the latest major version 4.0.1.

The new release includes a number of improvements concerning performance and stability. Version 4.0. is now based on Java 8 and can be run with any Java EE 7 application server. In addition to a long list of improvements, the Lucene search engine technology is now fully integrated into the Imixs-Workflow engine. Thus, the open source framework provides much more flexibility in data access and allows a faster integration into existing business solutions.

Imixs-BPMN

Also the BPMN modeling tool Imixs-BPMN has been improved in the wake of the new release. The Eclipse BPMN2 plug-in enables the process analyst to document and describe workflows based on the BPMN 2.0 standard. These kind of models can be executed by Imixs-Workflow immediately without the need of a redeployment or code changes. Also, business rules can be modeled as part of a workflow, so even complex business processes can be described in a model.

Imixs-Workflow 4.0

The Imixs Open Source Project is hosted on GitHub with a large number of extensions and tools to be used to integrate the workflow engine into individual business applications. Thus Imixs-Workflow offers an enormous potential for software companies and large software projects in terms of agility and cost reduction. With the support of the BPMN 2.0 standard the business processing an application can be changed easily at runtime and without extensive refactoring or code changes.

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Open Source Workflow Engine on the IT & Business Trade Fair 2016

This year, the Imixs Software Solutions GmbH presents the latest major release of the open source workflow engine Imixs-Workflow 4.0.0 at the IT & Business Trade Fair.

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Bildnachweis Messe Stuttgart

Imixs-workflow is a so called “human-centric workflow engine”. Human-centric BPM means to support human skills and activities by a task orientated workflow-engine. The Imixs-Workflow project provides a powerful framework for the development of human-centric business applications. Imixs-Workflow can control, monitor and optimize any kind of business process between employees, customers and suppliers. This topic is currently also well known under the headline “Social Collaboration”. In contrast to a simple ad-hoc workflow approach, Imixs-Workflow allows the development of professional business applications and the integration of business process management into existing IT architectures. Imixs-Workflow also follows the approach of a microservice architecture and can for example be run easily in a docking container.

The new release includes significant improvements in performance and stability. Which a new database schema and the integration of the Lucene-search technology, the Imixs-Workflow engine is now much faster and can be easily integrated in custom software projects. With the Eclipse-based modelling tool ‘Imixs-BPMN‘ a business process can be developed according to a model-driven software development approach. Changes in the business logic or in the business process itself can be deployed at run time. This leads to a significant reduction of development cycles in an agile software development environment.

For software companies and larger projects, Imixs-Workflow shows a huge potential for improvements in the area of agility and cost reduction. With the support for BPMN 2.0, business logic can be changed easily and without costly re-factoring. The Imixs Software Solutions GmbH supports companies in the development and implementation of workflow solutions and offers also training and individual workshops.

The new version is expected to be released finally in September 2016. The open source project is available on GitHub, and provides a lot of examples and modules. Visitors of the IT & Business Trade Fair can inform themselves between Oct. 04.-06. in Stuttgart. Discussions about Imixs-Workflow can be made together with workflow experts at booth 1G33.2.

6064633_29_08_16-300x250IT & Business, DMS EXPO and CRM-Expo are merging to form a single event: the new IT & Business. Under one brand and under the roof of the largest hall at the Stuttgart Trade Fair, exhibitors will show how companies can work more efficiently, simply, safely and economically by means of optimising their operational processes.

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Version 4.0.0 anounced!

The next major release of Imixs-Workflow 4.0.0 is already under development and will be released soon. The new version represents a significant improvement in performance and stability. One of the major improvements is the new database schema as well as the integration of the Lucene Search Technology. At the same time, we will also re-factor the service layer which will simplify the usage of Imixs-Workflow for most projects.

For software companies and larger projects, Imixs-Workflow can be a huge improvement in changeability and cost reduction for the development of enterprise business applications. The BPMN 2.0 standard and the Imixs-BPMN modeler allows to change business logic during runtime and simplifies the way to maintain complex business applications.

The new release which is now in a test stage will be released in September 2016. You can join the project on GitHub.

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Imixs-Workflow 3.8.4 – Final Release

The last week the Imixs-Workflow project released the new Imixs-Workflow release 3.8.4. The new release includes a lot of improvements and enhancements:

  • ResultPlugin – provide method to parse item attributes enhancement testing
  • ReportService – getReportList returning sorted result set
  • Rest API – Report Service provide new converter tag
  • Rest API – Report supporting dynamic date values
  • Rest API – remove duplicated mediatype methods
  • Rest API – provide new RESTfull uri for getEvents()
  • Rest API – added new post workitem URI
  • Testsupport – refactor AbstractWorkflowServiceTest
  • WorkflowService – added new method getEvents
  • WorkflowService – refactoring, remove getWorklist
  • WorkflowService keyDebugLevel deprecated/removed
  • WorkflowSevice – standard queries – remove useless joins
  • ReportService – provide child item structures #169

Also some bugfixes are included in release 3.8

  • WorkflowService – namLastEditor updated only if user changed
  • EntityService – remove deprecated indexValues
  • ResultPlugin – Regex matcher failed in case of newline

You can download the latest version from the Maven repository or GitHub.

Next Release 3.9

The work on the next release 3.9.0 has already started. The upcoming new version of Imixs-Worklfow will include a redesign of the Model Service Interfaces. The Model Management will be handled In-Memory which gives the workflow engine a impressive performance boost.

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Imixs-BPMN Modelling Tool 1.4.4 Released!

With the latest version 1.4.4. of the BPMN modelling Tool Imixs-BPMN, the open source project ‘Imixs-Workflow‘ provides several enhancements in modelling human centric workflows. Among other new features it is now possible to model scheduled events on a working day basis. This allows scheduling events in individual time frames ignoring weekends. Another enhancement is the visualisation of custom task properties. ACL settings or custom editor settings are now visualized by info icons. Also the Process-ID of a Imixs-Task element is now displayed in the graphical representation of a BPMN model.

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Some bug fixes align the new release with the latest version of Eclipse BPMN2 for the Mars Release. The new version can be downloaded and installed from the Eclipse Marketplace. Further information about the BPMN modelling tool can be found on the project homepage www.imixs.org.  Take also a look into the tutorial “How to Create a Workflow Model“.

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Imixs Joins Docker!

The Imixs-Workflow Project is now joining Docker. We provide a first image for a Wildfly application server container. This image will be used as a base for Imixs-Workflow projects like Imixs-Office-Workflow.

Read more about the imixs/wildfly container here. 

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Imixs-Workflow 3.7.0 – Final Release

These days we released the latest version of Imixs-Workflow 3.7.0. The new release contains the following enhancements and bugfixes:

  • Enhancement: RestClient supports fileupload (Post request)
  • Enhancement: XMLItem supports Map and List values
  • Enhancement: EntityTableWriter supports formating item values
  • Enhancement: WorkflowKernel enhanced logging for followup activities
  • Enhancement: FieldMapping of BPMN models supports now static mapping of user groups
  • Enhancement: Removed TinyMCE support
  • Bugfix: ItemCollection setItemValue – handle list with null values throws exception
  • Bugfix: FileUpload Controller is now thread/session safe
  • Bugfix: EntityService saveEntity fixed wrong datastsructure durng multiple updates in one transaction
  • Bugfix: new Pug-In Exception when item tag is not closed in activity result

You can download the latest version from the Maven repository or GitHub.

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BPMN modeling for martians!

Version 1.2.4 of the Eclipse BPMN2 Modeller Plug-In is now available for Eclipse Mars. The new release provides a lot of improvements and bug fixes. See the New & Noteworthy page for what’s new in Eclipse BPMN2 Modeller. The latest version can be installed from the Updatesite.
Version 1.2.4 can be installed together with the Imixs-BPMN Plug-In which is providing extensions to deploy a BPMN 2.0 model into the Imixs-Workflow Engine. Imixs-Workflow is an open source workflow engine for human-centric business process management (BPM) based on the Java EE technology stack. Read more about Imixs-Workflow here.

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Imixs-BPMN- new Update available

Today we released a new minor update of the Imixs-BPMN Modelling Plugin for BPMN 2.0. This update contains some layout improvements and also updates to the latest Mars release 1.2.3 of the BPMN2 Plugin.

The new Imixs-BPMN Plugin now also provides a new feature to model schedule events by defining a time-period/delay in workdays. This new modelling feature will be supported with the next upcoming release of Imixs-Workflow 3.7.0.

The plugin can be installed from the Eclipse Marketplace or from the Imixs Update Site:
http://www.imixs.org/org.imixs.eclipse.bpmn2.updatesite/

The latest BPMN2 Plugin for Eclipse Mars can be installed from:
http://download.eclipse.org/bpmn2-modeler/updates/mars/1.2.3

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Imixs-Workflow Version 3.6. released

This week we released the new version 3.6 of Imixs-Workflow. Version 3.6.1 includes several bug fixes and new features:

  • The AccessPlugin is now no longer merging the acl settings from process and activity entities
  • The OwnerPlugin supports now updating owner settings on task level
  • The ldap- and mail-plugins are moved into the new Imixs-Adapter project
  • New Lucene-Plugin provides an improved concurrency behavior
  • BPMNModelHandler did no longer import extensions with the property txtname
  • ModelService – findEnvironmentEntity – bugfix query implementation
  • LoginController supports now a better testing of user roles
  • Support Java 8 Compatibility (Scriptengine-Switch from Rhino to Nashorn)
  • BPMN Parser is now supporting collaboration diagrams with multiple workflow groups

The new release is also part of the latest version of Imixs-Office-Workflow.