jBPM5 - Eclipse Plugin

The following are the Prerequisites to install jBPM Plugin −

  • Java 1.5 (or higher) SE JDK
  • Eclipse 4.2 or any version and the jBPM plugin

As jBPM is written in Java, we will be covering how to add the desired plugins in this section. Considering maximum Java users use Eclipse, let us see how to add the jBPM plugin in Eclipse.

Download the binaries from the following link − http://download.jboss.org/drools/release/5.3.0.Final/

Don't be confused on seeing Drools here. The same plugins are used for jBPM. If you already have installed Drools plugin, then you can skip the installation steps.

Download binaries

Extract it to your hard disk. Then, launch Eclipse and go to Help → Install New Software.

Install New Software

Click Add Repository

Add Repository

Click the Local button and then select ".../binaries/org.drools.updatesite" (where you downloaded on your machine)

Available Software

Select Drools and jBPM and then click the Next button.

Install Detail

Again Click Next and select “I accept the terms of license agreement” and then click Finish. The software installation starts −

software installation starts

Post successful installation, you will get the following dialog box −

successful installation

Click Yes. Eclipse restarts. Now, go to Windows → Preferences → Drools → Drools Flow Nodes

Drools Flow Nodes

If you are able to see the nodes as shown in the above screenshot, it proves that the plugins were successfully installed. Now we are ready to write our first jBPM program.