Camunda Community

We don’t bite. We prefer to code, brew our own beer and collaborate with you. Get to know us and fellow Camunda users through our community channels.

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Where to find the Community

Browse the Forum

Everyone at Camunda checks the forum, including our founders. We like to learn about what excites you, what frustrates you and how you're getting the best out of Camunda. See for yourself and join the conversation - http://forum.camunda.org/

Attend a Meetup

Meet fellow Camunda users and enthusiasts at one of our global meetups to talk about automation, workflows, Camunda Cockpit or whatever else is on your mind. Find one near you.

Visit us at Conferences and Events

Conferences

Our team is constantly travelling the world, speaking and exhibiting at conferences. Drop by our booth to say hi and collect some swag or catch us in a presentation. Find out where we’re flying to next

Camunda Events

If we’re not busy attending events, we’re busy organizing them. Join us for our free events to see Camunda Users sharing their experiences (perhaps that means hearing from you). And visit us in Berlin for our largest annual conference: CamundaCon. You’ll hear about our latest developments and interesting implementations from Camunda users.


Camunda Product Roadmap

Below you will find the features we plan to implement. We don't have a long-term roadmap but a clear vision that drives our roadmap decisions.

The Camunda Runtime Platform (including BPMN Engine, DMN Engine, Tasklist, Cockpit, and Admin) has a release cycle of 6 months. The next release, Camunda 7.9 is scheduled for May 31, 2018.

The "Enterprise only" column tells if the specific feature will be available as part of the free community platform or the commercial enterprise platform of Camunda.


Topic Component Release Enterprise Only
Internationalization of Cockpit and Admin Cockpit, Admin 7.9
User Operations Log Cockpit 7.9
Delete historic decision instances in batch in Cockpit Cockpit 7.9
History process instance status includes incident status Cockpit 7.9
Compensation in context of a multi-instance transaction/subprocess Workflow Engine 7.9
Execute Conditional Start Event Workflow Engine 7.9
Improve Historic Cleanup performance Workflow Engine 7.9
Spin: Use latest Jackson version Spin Library 7.9
Support for latest Tomcat major version Camunda Stack 7.9
Client for External Tasks: Javascript Workflow Engine 7.9
Client for External Tasks: Java Workflow Engine 7.9
Long Polling Workflow Engine 7.9
Security enhancements Camunda Stack 7.9
Docker Container for Camunda Enterprise Camunda Stack 7.9
Configuration of "Skip Custom Listeners" option in Cockpit Cockpit 7.9
Sortable Table Columns Cockpit 7.9
Start a process instance with transient variables Cockpit 7.9

How to Contribute

From something as little as a typo in the documentation to something bigger like a proposal or contribution of a whole new module, we create a constructive athmosphere in which your contribution advances the Camunda community. It's up to you to choose how you want to contribute:

Expertise

Help other users get their processes running by contributing your subject matter expertise on the Camunda forum

Error Reports

Help make Camunda more robust by contributing error reports

Ideas

Help make Camunda more awesome by contributing feature ideas

Code

Make your idea part of Camunda by contributing code

Share your Expertise

Assist other users to implementin their processes with Camunda BPM on the user forum. By sharing your own solutions, you can initiate a constructive discussion around them, gain new insights and help others.

Contribute Error Reports

Be it an error in our documentation or a bug in the core process engine, we welcome error reports of any kind so that we can improve Camunda steadily. Share your findings on the Camunda user forum. Help others track down the problem by providing a precise problem description and steps to reproduce the problem.

For anything code-related, consider creating a test case that reproduces the problem. See the unit testing template for a ready-made Java project that saves you the effort of setting up a Camunda Maven project from scratch.

Share your Ideas

We strive to make Camunda BPM better every day. Check our roadmap for the features we consider most useful to our community and are aiming to implement in the short term. Check our JIRA issue tracker for the entire backlog of feature ideas.

Do you have an idea of how to make Camunda even more awesome? Don't hesitate to share your thoughts on the Camunda user forum. This environment allows Camunda users and developers to share their thoughts, to challenge and to validate your proposal. If a consensus is reached, we can distill concise feature requests to our issue tracker (e.g. Camunda JIRA issue tracker for the core of Camunda BPM).

Contributing Code

Code contributions are your tool to get things done. Our core Camunda team continuously evaluates the backlog and prioritizes tasks. We try to focus on those tasks that are most useful to a majority of users yet we take the liberty to choose our own work. By providing code, you improve Camunda BPM and become independent of our teams' priorities.

The range of possible contributions covers:

  • Improvement of documentation
  • Bug fixes
  • API extensions
  • Entirely new APIs

Code contributions take error reports and feature ideas one step further. Unless it's a simple fix, we encourage you to share those on the user forum before providing the corresponding code. With this additional feedback cycle, you can get hints from experienced Camunda users and developers before investing a lot of effort into implementation.

Code can be contributed in two forms:

  • As part of the core Camunda codebase
  • As an independent community extension

Core Codebase

Community Extension

Contributions must fit into the scope of Camunda BPM. The ultimate decision is up to the core Camunda team. Suitable for anything, especially things that are not in the core scope of Camunda.
Code and API must have at least the quality of the core codebase. No restrictions on code quality and API design.
Once contributed, code is maintained and supported by Camunda. Code is maintained and supported by community members. Camunda offers github repository and testing infrastructure.
Features and fixes remain stable for any future Camunda release. Project evolution is up to the maintainers.
Code is released as part of Camunda BPM release cycles. Release cycle is up to the maintainers.
Camunda announces major contributions on its communication channels (Blog, Twitter, ...). Possibility to provide content for distribution on Camunda communication channels.

See the list of existing community extensions to get an idea of what a community extension can be.

Throughout the contribution process, Camunda core developers and the community support you on the contributions forum with:

  • Transforming an idea into a feature that can be implemented and documented in the project's issue tracker
  • Discussing whether a feature is in our current scope
  • Estimating which release will contain your contribution
  • Designing APIs
  • Answering technical questions on the source code

For larger contributions (core codebase or community extension), a Camunda core developer will be primarily responsible to guide you through the contribution process and remove any obstacles. However, it's still you who has to drive the contribution.

See the Camunda Github organization for all the repositories available to you. The primary ones are:

When writing code, make sure to adhere to the contribution guidelines that are provided in the respective repository. When you're done, submit your contribution as a pull request. A maintainer of the repository will review it and may request improvements. If everything is fine, your code will be merged.

Contributing Documentation

For documentation improvements, note that every page has a Github link that directly takes you to the source file of the documentation page you are browsing.


Camunda on Social Media

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