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Bug 209166 - Support for BPMN2 models design
Summary: Support for BPMN2 models design
Alias: None
Product: contrib
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 7.3.1
Hardware: All All
: P1 normal (vote)
Assignee: issues@contrib
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-05 12:12 UTC by salaboy
Modified: 2013-07-18 13:26 UTC (History)
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Description salaboy 2012-03-05 12:12:02 UTC
This is a request for adding a BPMN2 process model designer plug in. 
a BPMN2 editor will allow the users to model their own business processes using this plugin. The BPMN2 standard is becoming the defacto standard for modeling business process and there is only one plug initiative at the Eclipse Labs. There is also a request at IntelliJ to build a plugin for supporting these models:

As is stated in the previous link all this plugins can use the same base model and parsers to do the generation in the back, the only thing that needs to be developed is the Graphical Editors. It's also important to notice that this plugin can be used by multiple Open Source and not Open Source projects, like jBPM5, Activiti, Bonita, and any process engine which adopts the standard.
Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2012-03-05 21:01:14 UTC
Filing a Bugzilla ticket for a major feature will not go anywhere; you need to find someone willing to implement it. I doubt anyone in Oracle's NetBeans team is about to work on this, but you can ask around on to see if there is any interest in the community in setting up an independent project for this. For example, OpenESB [1] provides NetBeans support for JBI.

Comment 2 gaurav_gupta 2013-07-16 15:39:02 UTC
I am willing to implement Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) 2  standard for developer to visualize (create , modify , import & export BPMN2.xml) business process within NetBeans . But i want to confirm that is there any already developing BPMN2 editor plugin for Netbeans .
Comment 3 salaboy 2013-07-16 15:46:04 UTC
I didn't hear of anybody implementing the feature.
Please make sure that if you want to implement it use the already existing parsers for BPMN2 and don't replicate that work. Keep me posted if you are planning to implement this features,

@Jesse why do you think this: "I doubt anyone in Oracle's NetBeans team
is about to work on this," ?
Comment 4 gaurav_gupta 2013-07-16 16:08:41 UTC
Yes @salaboy , i want to develop BPMN2 Netbeans plugin because there is no one plugin exist for BPMN2 but eclipse IDE already have one( built using Graphiti) .
My experience - 
- Currently working on BPMN product 
- I already have created parser for BPMN2(for BPMN product xml parsing) using JAXB

But i need support from netbeans community about their experience & preference of java library for better base modal of BPMN2 plugin graphics .
May you please share about your preference about better Netbeans Graphic Library for BPMN editor & BPMN2 Parser(already existing
parsers for BPMN2) .