Is the Camunda Eclipse plugin still supported?


#1

I read that Camunda modeler UI is currently only available as a desktop application as they decided to decouple from Eclipse to remove the need for updating the plug-in with each new release ?

I am although seeing the plugin in Eclipse.


#2

It’s available to use but it has not been supported for quite some time.
I would advice you use the new modeler.


#3

Hi Niall,

Is there any specific reason that Camunad had deprecated the support of Eclipse plugin?


#4

There are lots of reasons, the few that come to mind:

  • Restricted tooling based on the requirment to exist with eclipses framework
  • Forcing developers into using and IDE which may not be their preference
  • Being locked the release cycle of the eclipse project.
  • It simple wasn’t the best way to implement a BPMN modeler.
  • We made a much, much better one and didn’t need to support the old one.

#5

Thanks Niall for update.


#6

Whilst the new one is a much nicer modeller, It would be nice if Copy+Paste were supported everywhere in the Mac OS version, especially when creating/updating CMMN models as I end up having to do it in a text editor!