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Bossa 0.8.0 "XML Rated" is released.

The much expected XML import of case types has finally arrived! As a bonus, it possible to use now the PNK as a graphical case type editor. Look for the editor in the bossa-pnk module in the download page.

Besides that, new administrative functions were added, including the much requested explicit create/close case. And a couple of bugs were fixed.

Enjoy!

Bossa What?

Bossa is a workflow engine written in Java. The engine is very fast and lightweight, uses a very expressive Petri net notation to define workflows, does not requires a RDBMS and is very simple to use and to integrate with java applications.... read more

Posted by Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira 2004-03-19

Bossa 0.7.0 "50cm Of Snow" is released.

Recently, motivated by feedback from our users (in-house and out),
a lot of incremental changes were integrated to Bossa. We have
enough changes now to warrant a release.

Most notable is the ability do query and set the case state, the
introduction (in preliminary stages) of timeouts for transitions
and some improvements to the notification subsystem.

Unfortunately, the case type modeler and XML import are a bit
lagging, but that is going to change soon. Probably. ;)... read more

Posted by Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira 2004-02-12

Bossa 0.6.0 "Self Referential Integrity" is released.

This long overdue release adds improvements to case type creation. The case type API was simplified a bit and now we support self loops. Also new to this release is the support of XML export of the history andother minor improvements.

Bossa What?

Bossa is a workflow engine written in Java. The engine is very fast and lightweight, uses a very expressive Petri net notation to define workflows, does not requires a RDBMS and is very simple to use and to integrate with java applications.... read more

Posted by Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira 2004-01-19

Bossa 0.5.0 "3.500 BC" is released.

This release brings the more anticipated workflow history. Finally! See the BossaBrowser for a feel of what it is like.

It also has some fixes and refactorings added, including the complete support for embedding inside a larger prevalent system.

Bossa What?

Bossa is a workflow engine written in Java. The engine is very fast and lightweight, uses a very expressive Petri net notation to define workflows, does not requires a RDBMS and is very simple to use and to integrate with java applications. ... read more

Posted by Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira 2003-12-03

Bossa 0.4.1 "Fall" is released.

This is a bugfix release. Two really nasty bugs made it to the last release, this one fixes them.

Thanks to Steffen Brehme for finding the bugs.

Bossa What?

Bossa is a workflow engine written in Java. The engine is very fast and lightweight, uses a very expressive Petri net notation to define workflows, does not requires a RDBMS and is very simple to use and to integrate with java applications. ... read more

Posted by Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira 2003-11-14

Bossa 0.4.0 "Maple Leaf" is released.

This is a work in progress release. As the Bossa development increased considerably in the last month, we wanted to give a taste of what's coming.

New to this release is the notification infrastructure (the notification bus) and a new way to create a Bossa engine. We are moving toward the integration of historical workflow data, and that should land in the next release.

Bossa What?

Bossa is a workflow engine written in Java. The engine is very fast and lightweight, uses a very expressive Petri net notation to define workflows, does not requires a RDBMS and is very simple to use and to integrate with java applications. ... read more

Posted by Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira 2003-11-06

Bossa 0.3.1 "Easter Egg" is released.

This is a bugfix release only. Now the instructions in the API HOWTO
work as promised.

Bossa What?

Bossa is a workflow engine written in Java. The engine is very fast
and lightweight, uses a very expressive Petri net notation to define
workflows, does not requires a RDBMS and is very simple to use and to
integrate with java applications.

Actually, it was *designed* to be embedded. Therefore, Bossa is
organized as a library to be used by server side applications
(especially web oriented ones) that need workflow services. ... read more

Posted by Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira 2003-04-29

Bossa 0.3.0 "Document It and They Will Come" is released.

Bossa is a workflow engine written in Java.
Everyone asked for documentation, so here it is! The BigBross Team
announces the *documented* release of Bossa. Enjoy!

Bossa What?

Bossa is a workflow engine written in Java. The engine is very fast
and lightweight, uses a very expressive Petri net notation to define
workflows, does not requires a RDBMS and is very simple to use and to
integrate with java applications. ... read more

Posted by Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira 2003-03-14

Bossa Workflow System 0.2.1 released

The BigBross Team is proud to announce the availability of the first version of the Bossa workflow engine.

Bossa is a workflow engine written in Java. The engine is very fast and lightweight, uses a very expressive Petri net notation to define workflows, does not requires a RDBMS, and is very simple to use and integrate with Java applications. Actually, it was designed to be embedded. Therefore, Bossa is organized as a library to be used by server-side applications (especially Web-oriented ones) that need workflow services. ... read more

Posted by Fabrício Matheus Gonçalves 2003-02-26