This page describes how to edit SMILA pipelines in the BPEL Designer.
The BPEL Designer is an eclipse project that offers support for editing WS-BPEL 2.0 processes. Like other eclipse projects it may be extended using plugins. The SMILA project offers such plugins for editing SMILA specific activities (pipelets and services).
Install the BPEL Designer either using its update site (see here) or from source repository.
SMILA designer plugins
Install the SMILA plugins org.eclipse.smila.processing.designer.model and org.eclipse.smila.processing.designer.ui into the eclipse installation of the BPEL designer. For example they could be placed into the dropin folder of eclipse.
Now you can edit SMILA pipelines with the BPEL Designer.
The current plugins are not finished yet and many issues need to be addressed:
- Synchronizing of changes to pipelets/services between Source tab and Design tab
- Direct editing of service annotations in the tree
- Deployment of pipelines
(just as well the BPEL designer itself has some problems in the current version)