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Camunda 7.8.0-alpha1 Released

Written by Tassilo Weidner on , under Execution category.

We are excited to announce the first alpha release of Camunda BPM 7.8.

It is packed with new features. In a nutshell, the highlights are:

  • Timezone support
  • Statistics for history cleanup
  • More notation elements for the fluent BPMN builder API
  • New batch operation for changing the suspension state of process instances
  • Upgrade to the latest version of MyBatis
  • 22 Bug Fixes

Also see the complete list of release notes and the list of known issues.

Be one of the first to try Camunda BPM 7.8! You can download it or run it with docker. There is no reason to hesitate – it is free!

If you want to dig in deeper, you can find the source code on GitHub.

Camunda BPM Custom Batch 1.0.0 - New Community Extension

Written by Patrick Schalk on , under Community category.

Have you ever tried to create your own custom batch with Camunda BPM? Well, I did, and it was very time consuming and quite complex. There isn’t really a public API for this purpose. You have to work at the entity level and take care that batch configuration is saved to the ACT_GE_BYTEARRAY database table.

That’s why I’ve decided to create the Camunda BPM Custom Batch Extension.

The goal of this extension is to provide a simple way of using the Camunda Batch functionality for your own purposes.

If you have no clue what Camunda Batch is for, it can be used to split a huge workload (e.g., like reassigning all tasks) into small asynchronous jobs. See the official Camunda docs for more details: Camunda Batch

Camunda Modeler 1.8.2 Released

Written by Patrick Dehn on , under Modeling category.
We are happy to announce the Camunda Modeler version 1.8.2 release! This patch release contains a bug fix where changing process properties using the properties panel led to inconsistencies and made modeling the diagram impossible. We recommend all users of version 1.8.1 to download the new version from as soon as possible. You can learn about all new features introduced in version 1.8.1 in this blog post. What’s next? In our current milestone we will focus on reworking text annotations and further improving the usability of the Camunda Modeler.

Camunda Optimize 1.0.0 Released

Written by Sebastian Stamm on , under Execution category.
Today we release the first version of a brand new product: Camunda Optimize. With Camunda BPM, we have a rock-solid, freaking fast execution engine with web-applications for administrators (Camunda Admin), operators (Camunda Cockpit) and end users (Camunda Tasklist). Camunda Optimize is an addition to Camunda BPM, that provides continuous monitoring and insights about your deployed business processes. This Big Data solution helps process owners to make informed decisions to optimize their processes.

Camunda BPM 7.7.0 Released

Written by Daniel Meyer on , under Execution category.

Camunda BPM Platform 7.7.0 is here, greatly improving the technical operations of the platform.

The highlights are:

  • Automated, configurable “cleanup” of the history database to avoid large amounts of data
  • New features for Camunda Cockpit (monitoring of external tasks, direct deployment of processes, drill-down for monitoring metrics)
  • Drastic reduction of optimistic locking exceptions when using Job Executor
  • Process Instance Modification for large batches (via API)
  • Process Instance Restart API (single and batch)
  • Improved and more detailed documented security mechanisms
  • Additional technical supported environments (IBM WAS 9, PostgreSQL 9.6, MySQL 5.7).

The complete release notes are available in Jira.

List of known Issues.

You can Download Camunda For Free or Run it with Docker.

New Official Extension: camunda-bpm-migration

Written by Malte Sörensen on , under Execution category.
Camunda BPM Migration is a framework for making process instance migration easier. It builds upon the migration functionality introduced in Camunda BPM 7.5. This is a great feature enabling the community to go boldly where few men have gone before ;) Typically, instance migration is avoided like the pest. It’s a pain. This feature, together with the migration extension, aims to ease that pain. What Does the Migration Extension Offer? Before answering that, let’s have a look what Camunda already provides.

Camunda BPM 7.7.0-alpha2 Released

Written by Daniel Meyer on , under Execution category.

Camunda BPM platform 7.7.0-alpha2 is here and it is packed with new features. The highlights are:

  • Deploy Processes, Decisions and Cases from Cockpit
  • Automatic cleanup of historic data based on TTL (docs)
  • Process Instance Restart in API (docs)
  • Additional Batch Operations in API (Modification, Restart and Set Retries for External Tasks) (docs)
  • Support for PostgreSQL 9.6 and MySQL 5.7 (docs)
  • 31 Bug Fixes

The complete release notes are available in Jira.

List of known Issues.

You can Download Camunda For Free or Run it with Docker.

Adding Custom Elements to the BPMN Properties Panel

Written by Vinod Louis on , under Modeling category.
Extending the BPMN properties panel to add custom elements. Goal In this article, we will try to add a custom element to the BPMN properties panel under the ‘General’ tab for a service task type component. To be precise, under the ‘General’ tab, in the details sections, if ‘Java Class’ is selected as implementation type, a text box appears below. Here the user is expected to enter the java class, but our goal is to replace the text box with a combo box, where the options are populated externally with JSON/API data.