First of all, we would like to thank Mauricio Salatino (“Salaboy”), for all his fantastic work and commitment to the Activiti open source project. Mauricio has been a great contributor helping us in our mission of building the first truly open source, cloud-native BPMN process automation software.
Our goal is to address developers’ needs with both Activiti as well as an enterprise edition for organizations requiring professional support and additional capabilities. To date, we have received lots of positive feedback and interest from organizations looking for scalable, microservices-based, open source BPM software.
To succeed in our mission, the Activiti development team and the team producing Alfresco Enterprise products is now one team with a focus towards a seamless path from Community to Enterprise. We want to make sure that in the future, developers who have adopted Activiti will also be able to address their organization's needs by easily moving to an Alfresco Enterprise edition at any time. Another important aspect for the open source project is to continuously feed the roadmap with commonly shared business requirements taken from new and evolving enterprise projects.
What does this mean for the Activiti project? We will continue to deliver monthly releases to the community, but with a larger team. To improve collaboration, we will work with a single backlog managed in JIRA. The roadmap will continue to be updated on a regular basis. The way we have been working with the community by receiving pull requests and Github issues will continue. Before sharing a more complete roadmap update, here are some important features that will keep us busy for the next 6 to 9 months:
- Form editor
- Decision tables
- More BPMN elements: Timers, Messages, Gateways, Script Task...
- UX enhancements
We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming new Activiti community members. We recognize that it has not always been easy for community members to get their code contributions accepted, however, we are committed to making the process easier and to share our new coding standards shortly. Stay tuned for our contribution guidelines and further updates!
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb