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From Tammo van Lessen <tvanles...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Process modification
Date Mon, 20 Jul 2009 22:32:36 GMT
Hi Mattanja,

Mattanja Kern wrote:
> Is it correct that when updating (i.e. redeploying) a process with
> the same name, all running instances of the current process will be
> destroyed? (in implementations of ProcessDAO.deleteProcessAndRoutes)

true.

> So the only way to "upgrade" a long-running process with active
> instances that should not get lost would be to deploy the new version
> with a different name - correct?

That's even conceptually the only way to do that as the engine cannot
guess how to continue a process instance that has been started with
process version 1 with an updated model. Thus you need to deploy several
versions of the same process (i.e. with the same QName (in directories
like HelloWorld-1, HelloWorld-2, etc. for hotdeployments or with the
same bundle name when deployed remotely).

> I am currently working on my diploma thesis at Uni Stuttgart about
> modifying running BPEL-Instances and will hopefully implement a
> prototype of a modification service based on events.

Care to elaborate what a "modification service based on events" is?

Best,
  Tammo

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Tammo van Lessen - http://www.taval.de

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