about processes and engines

web app building

ss2.pngSo “densha” is going along well, I even implemented process definition rendering (see the image).

Remember, “densha” is a Rails application wrapping an OpenWFEru workflow engine. It’s meant as a demo, an example, but with some work and customization it’s easy to turn it into a small BPM platform.

There are already people checking it out of the repository and having a try at it, even if there isn’t a single piece of documentation.

ss0.pngAlthough I hadn’t wanted that for this first iteration, I implemented a process definition rendering mechanism (like “droflo” in the old OpenWFE java). It’s quite ‘alpha’ for now, but it’s promising.

Unlike the old OpenWFE java webclient, you’ll be able to add workitem stores on the fly (yes, it’s not only the workflow engine that is wrapped, but also a worklist).

OK, back to work, I’d like to release it at the beginning of next week.

Written by John Mettraux

August 31, 2007 at 2:19 pm

Posted in bpm, openwferu, rails, ruby, workflow

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  1. […] the openwferu on rails is ready (beta), I’ll ask for inclusion in the EOS […]

  2. I’m very impressed with the process definition render, i’m sure it can be improved with a little efford, sure I’ll help.
    But i can’t found a devel list or devel section to discuse or ask some details of the implementation.


    September 5, 2007 at 4:45 pm

  3. Hi,

    this developer section is at :

    Feel free to join, best regards,


    John Mettraux

    September 5, 2007 at 10:30 pm

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