[jboss-user] [jBPM] - Still Struggling to Get Started

Gary Huntress do-not-reply at jboss.com
Mon Mar 21 09:47:14 EDT 2011

Gary Huntress [http://community.jboss.org/people/simusid] created the discussion

"Still Struggling to Get Started"

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I've been trying to evaluate jboss/jbpm from end to end and I've got many hours into this already and haven't really gotten anywhere.  I am interested in jBPM because I've been asked to migrate a legacy collection of hundreds of processes to a web based system and it sounds like jBPM is the perfect solution.  

What I have been able to do:
1) download jbpm full installer, but I have to manually modify build.xml in order to get eclipse for the mac (otherwise the install fails)
2) manually install the graphical process designer (not done as part of the full install?)
3) create a new jbpm project
4) edit the project and correctly run the "hello world" process locally within eclipse 
5) navigate to localhost:8080/jbpm-console and log in

What I have not been able to do:
1)  Deploy the "hello world" process from eclipse.  I see no context menus or windows for deployment.  
2)  anything at all at the jbpm-console.  There are no tasks.  I assume this is because I have not deployed anything
3)  create a new *.bpmn file and add it to my first project 

My biggest question is about my tools, environment, and my assumptions.  If I download the full installer I expected that I should be able to unpack it, run "ant install.demo" then "ant start.demo", which launches eclipse, then create/edit a jbpm project that I can edit then deploy and then see something in jbpm-console.  Am I missing something obvious here?   

Thanks for any help.  I don't want to give up on this.


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