If anyone is still monitoring the BPEL project newsgroup, or if you happen to stumble upon it by accident, please reply to this post with your experiences/gripes/requests for the BPEL Designer. Our operators are standing by ;)
We're glad to hear about the new life of the BPEL Designer project.
As you know within eBPM project our main goal is to provide a business process management solution on top of OSGi and we would like two provide two choice for the process engine part, one based on a traditional BPM engine, and one based on BPEL ( ODE ).
One of our main goal with regards to bpel would be to be able to use BPEL not only with webservices but directly with OSGi services
Say that we've realized some extension to the BPEL designer to work within "eBPM OSGi services".
So "yes" we're definitely interested if the bpel designer will continue to live and evolve....
BTW i think this would be interesting for SOA TLP as well, so my suggestion is to drop a message to the soa dev mailing list to see if we could find way to collaborate...
Robert Brodt Messages: 580 Registered: August 2010 Location: Colorado Springs, CO
I haven't had a chance to dig deeper into the current state of the eBPM project, but it's on my list of things to do. As you know, the eclipse BPEL designer is highly extensible and it shouldn't be difficult at all to add extension activities that suit your needs. Let me know if you need help with this.
Thanks for the tip, I will certainly get an email discussion going on the SOA mailing list - I can use all the help I can get ;)