The Apache ODE team is pleased to announce the release of Apache ODE 1.3.4. It includes many improvements and bug fixes. Apache ODE is a WS-BPEL compliant web services orchestration engine. It organizes web services calls following a process description written in the BPEL XML grammar. Another way to describe it would be a web-service capable workflow engine.
Highlights of this release: * Instance replayer: Message exchanges between partners and processes can be recorded, retrieved and replayed. This allows for migrating running process instances to newer versions of a process model or to another ODE instance. * Process OSGi bundles: Process models can be packaged and deployed as OSGi bundles (ServiceMix). * Spring-based properties: Spring properties can be accessed via XPath extensions in BPEL (ServiceMix). In addition to these new features, Apache ODE provides the following functionalities: * Side-by-side support for both the WS-BPEL 2.0 OASIS standard and the legacy BPEL4WS 1.1 vendor specification. * Supports 2 communication layers: one based on Axis2 (Web Services http transport) and another one based on the JBI standard (using ServiceMix). * High level API to the engine that allows you to integrate the core with virtually any communication layer. * Hot-deployment of your processes. * Compiled approach to BPEL that provides detailed analysis and validation at the command line or at deployment. * Management interface for processes, instances and messages. * Process execution based on a high-performance virtual machine. See the release notes for a full list of improvements and bug fixes: http://bit.ly/afhieV For more information, check the Apache ODE website: http://ode.apache.org/getting-ode.html Apache ODE is an open source project released under a business-friendly license (Apache License v2.0), as such we welcome all your help and contributions. To participate and get involved, our mailing lists are the best resources to start from: http://ode.apache.org/mailing-lists.html The Apache ODE Team.