Wednesday, March 23, 2011

JBoss Developer Studio 4.0 - how to add native BPMN2 editor

I mostly use the JBoss Developer Studio, which is free now! This will integrate your JBoss Tooling in a painless Eclipse experience.

Sometimes we need or want to play with some extra features, like the newest BPMN2 native Eclipse editor. This was the case with the BPMN2 native Eclipse editor project I needed for my jBPM Migration Project. Here are the steps to integrate this tooling, which requires Graphiti as a dep first and then the tooling project itself:

Graphiti project dependencies
Help -> Install New Software... -> in the 'Work with:' add the Graphiti update site (http://download.eclipse.org/graphiti/updates/0.7.1/) -> select Graphiti (Incubation) + Graphiti SDK (Incubation) -> (after deps and agreement it is a go for install)

Once this finishes and restarts JBoss Developer Studio you will be ready to install the native BPMN editor in Eclipse: 



BPMN2 native Eclipse editor
Help -> Install New Software... -> in the 'Work with:' add the BPMN2 native editor update site (see comments below for updated link) -> select BPMN2 Editor + Uncategorized -> (after deps and agreement it is a go for install)


Once this finishes and restarts JBoss Developer Studio you will be ready to use the native BPMN editor in Eclipse. 
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