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This blog is a development / technical notebook for ruote, an open source Ruby workflow engine.

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Written by John Mettraux

March 1, 2006 at 4:18 pm

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  1. Hi メトローさん, thks for dropping by. It’s a kind of Joke since they always use same temlage. I looked at your BLOG and found it very interestinng, though I am not sikillful enough to enderstand what it is all about. Let’s communicate hopefully over the MyBlogLog at

    Tom Sawada

    May 7, 2007 at 7:55 am

  2. Hello John,

    I’ve read about your efforts to port OpenWFE to ruby. Does that mean that you only want to develop the ruby version of OpenWFE instead of the java branch?
    I’m currently looking for an adequate Workflowengine to separate program flow from program logic (it’s not an BPEL-thing it’s only about putting pieces of program logic (the activities are program code) into a workflow which can maintained using a graphical editor.). This is a java project but if OpenWFE will switch over to ruby it is not a suitable joice for me.


    Heinz Kößler

    May 23, 2007 at 6:54 pm

  3. Hi Heinz,

    I’m almost alone in this effort, it’s hard to ride two big horses at the same time, so yes, I’ll be focusing on OpenWFEru while maintaining OpenWFEja.

    You should have a try at OpenWFEru over JRuby. JRuby gives you the productivity gain of Ruby while still being able to leverage your Java environment.

    Best regards, I wish you success for your projects, nice cars btw,


    John Mettraux

    May 23, 2007 at 10:30 pm

  4. Hi John,

    please apologize my late response. I was in duty with many other things…
    Thank you for your quick answer. In the meantime we investigated several other frameworks and maybe we’ll have to customize one. I’m afraid OpenWFEru is not the right joice due to our other environment.

    Thank you for the “car compliment”.

    I think OpenWFE is a good thing. Since you are alone, maybe you need some help? Just drop me a mail (you know my email).


    Heinz Kößler

    July 2, 2007 at 6:22 pm

  5. Hi Heinz,

    thanks for your interest. Thanks a lot for the help offer, if you think you can bring something to OpenWFE[ru] please do, I don’t know where are your motivations.

    Please spread the good word about BPM in general, best regards,


    John Mettraux

    July 2, 2007 at 11:15 pm

  6. Hi John,
    We’re in the process of developing an agency that does content filtering and blog news destinations for large brands, hosted on WordPress. The microsite/ branded news destinations we’re anticipating will quite possibly be very high traffic. I have this wild, possibly stupid idea that we could cost effectively build this over Amazon’s services with an eye to the kind of scalability we need. Please contact me if you think this is possible or would like to help.

    Israel Mirsky

    December 19, 2007 at 6:08 pm

  7. hi john,
    i am happy with your reply in google groups for my question. thanks.

    sadeesh kumar

    June 14, 2008 at 12:25 pm

  8. Hi Sadeesh Kumar,

    you are welcome. Best regards !

    John Mettraux

    June 14, 2008 at 12:28 pm

  9. […] of the latest news on OpenWFEru (Ruote for short, i.e. the Ruby version of OpenWFE) given by John. The meeting attracted 25 attenders, both developers and business analysts, from companies such as […]

  10. Hi John,

    I’m fan of Rufus Scheduler, im using it to crawl web pages.
    I didn’t noticed that you was there at #reddot, Is that you who wear RightScale shirt?


    April 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    • Hello @gozali. Yes it was me. Nice “meeting” you :-)

      John Mettraux

      April 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm

      • nice meeting you too Sir, hope we meet again in the future ;)


        April 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm

  11. Where I can find a tutorial of ruote, for beginners?

    Thanks in advance!


    January 24, 2014 at 8:49 pm

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