Eclipse Oxygen (Version 4.7), which will be released in June of this year, includes also the next version of the BPMN2 Modeler Tool. The Eclipse BPMN2 Modeler is a graphical modeling tool for authoring business processes based on the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0. Continue reading “Eclipse Oxygen and BPMN 2.0”
The Open Source Workflow Project Imixs-Workflow has started in 2007 with the beginnings of the new Java EE platform. From then until now, th Java Enterprise Platform has evolved dramatically and is today, with its current version v7, a robust and widely used enterprise architecture.
Why is it so important to our Open Source project to build on Java EE? Continue reading “Why Imixs-Workflow Builds on Java EE”
With the latest release of Imixs-Workflow the open source workflow engine supports now Email Templates. With this new feature the email output can be based on a XSL Template. This opens up a powerful way to configure the mail content of more complex e-mail messages during the lifecycle of a business process.
The new template mode can be easily configured using the Imixs-BPMN Modeling Tool by putting a valid XSL document into the mail body definition. The template will be processed automatically with the XML representation of the current workitem.
See the following XSL Template example:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0"> <xsl:output method="html" media-type="text/html" indent="no" encoding="ISO-8859-1" /> <xsl:template match="/"> <html> <body> <h1>Welcome</h1> <h2> <xsl:value-of select="document/item[@name='txtname']/value" /> </h2> </body> </html> </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet>
Imixs-Workflow supports the BPMN 2.0 standard and is build up on the Java EE specification. For that reason, it is easy to connect the open source workflow engine with a mail host in various ways. Open Source Mail servers as also Microsoft Exchange are supported. Find more details about the Imixs-MailPlugin in the plugin section of the project documentation.