What's next?

Here is an overview of what’s coming in our next release planned for the end of the year 2018.

  • Facilitate Bonita application iterative development. Ease the development, build, configuration and deployment of artifacts that are related to a same Bonita project.
    • Application project perspective in the Studio.
    • A Bonita project aims to be fully modular. All artifacts will be versioned and declare dependencies.
    • Better dependency management between the Bonita artifacts.
    • The process deployment artifact (".bar" file) will not contain the environment configuration anymore to ensure easier CI/CD.
    • Building a project generates an all-in-one artifact.
  • Enhance the Studio to optimize the number of diagram file Read/Write accesses. Another benefit from this update is an easier identification of differences between two diagram versions. Extra information: diagram is stored as an XML file with ".proc" extension on the filesystem. This last is generated using Eclipse Modeling Framework.
  • Bonita forms version 6 feature will be removed
    • Bonita forms version 7 are available since June 2015
    • Version 7 forms come with the following improvements:
      • MVC architecture using contracts declared on process and tasks.
      • Responsive using Boostrap library.
      • Extensible catalog of widgets (created using Angular framework).
    • Bonita forms version 6 will not be automatically migrated to version 7. Upgrade to this latest of Bonita requires to create your User Interfaces with the new UI Designer.
    • Bonita 7.7 will be supported (for Enterprise Edition users) until June 06, 2020. You will be able to use Bonita version 6 forms until this date on any 7.7 platform.
  • Bonita Portal will be redesigned to use Bonita UI Designer. This redesign is motivated by the following facts:
    • Current technology used is GWT (version 2.5.1). This technology is no longer actively developed (latest release in October 2017).
    • Web developers are more familiar with standard HTML and JavaScript frameworks.
    • Extension of the pages would be possible using the UI Designer and Custom Widgets created using Angular and Bootstrap.
  • Both Windows and macOS binaries will be digitally signed from Microsoft and Apple for better security and usability.