Stardust 1.0.0 Release Notes

Release Date: 26/Jun/13
Build number: 1.0.0.v20130612-0327

Stardust provides a comprehensive Business Process Management Suite (BPMS), which covers all phases of the Business Process Lifecycle including modeling, simulation, execution, monitoring and reporting.

Stardust Features

Stardust allows you to model business processes in Eclipse or a Browser-based modeler, integrate them with your application services and UI components, run them in the Process Engine and access workflow functionality and document management capabilities in the Browser Portal.

Business Process Modeler

The Business Process Modeler provides the following functionality directly in the Stardust Browser portal:

No development work is required for simple, especially document processing-centric scenarios.

Eclipse Process Workbench

The Process Workbench, an integrated process modeling and development environment provides functionality like

The modeler (as well as the runtime environment) can be extended via numerous Eclipse Extension Points.

Browser Portal

Stardust provides a comprehensive end user portal supporting Web-based portals with support for modern Web technologies with three perspectives

Process Runtime Environment

The contribution furthermore comprises a Runtime Environment that:

The Process Runtime Environment is designed with a modular architecture, heavily using various Java Interface based extension points.

System Requirements

The typical Stardust installation requires:

Note that these are the minimum requirements to successfully install and run Stardust on a personal computer. In practice, too much depends on the number of concurrent users and the network load. Linux, for example, is very efficient in terms of managing resources, and can support more number of connections for fewer resources.

Please note that Eclipse does not include the Java runtime environment (JRE). You need JRE (version 6 or later) or latest Java development kit (JDK) installed on your PC to run Eclipse, as in the above list.

The application server and the back-end database may require additional resources. Please consult the relevant documentation for additional information.

Also note that Stardust itself requires slightly more than 1 GB of disk space after installation. The 2 GB requirement mentioned above includes the disk space required by the installed Stardust components.

Supported Platforms

The following tables list all supported micro versions for:

Note
We do not expect any problems in all micro versions covered in the following tables of supported platforms, but we cannot strictly guarantee correct end-to-end system functionality in other platform versions than the Reference Test Platforms, as bugs in the platform code and problems introduced by combining different unforeseen micro-level versions of the different platform components could in rare cases introduce incorrect system behavior that is beyond our control. Refer to section Reference Test Platforms for a list of fine grained version information for our regression test platforms.

Supported Eclipse Platform

Currently the following Eclipse platforms are supported:

Supported Portal Platforms

The Stardust portals are currently supported on the following user agents:

User Agents Supported Versions
Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 (for restrictions of using IE7 and IE9 with the Stardust Portal, please see chapter Troubleshooting)
Mozilla Firefox
  • 3.5 (deprecated/restricted)
  • 3.6 (restricted)
  • 4.0 (restricted)
  • 14.0
Google Chrome
  • 10.0 (restricted)
  • 21 (restricted)
  • 22

Supported Database Servers

The following database servers are currently supported by Stardust:

Server Supported Versions
Oracle 10g, 11g R1 (11.1.0.6.0), 11g R2 (11.2.0.1.0)
DB2 UDB 9.5, 9.7
Derby 10.8.2.2
MySQL 5.0, 5.1
Sybase ASE 15.0
SQL Server 2008, 2012

Supported Application Servers

The following application servers are currently supported by Stardust:

Server Supported Versions
IBM WebSphere 7, 8
Oracle WebLogic 10.3.3
JBoss 5.1
Jakarta Tomcat 6

If you don't see your favorite database or application server in this list, please send a request to us. We continuously update the list of supported databases and application servers.

Supported Java Runtime

Vendor Supported Version
Oracle, Sun 1.6.x
Oracle 1.7.x
IBM 32 Bit JRE 6.0 (together with WebSphere 7/8)
Oracle JRockit 6 (together with Oracle 11g application server)

Product Integrations

Vendor Supported Version
BIRT 2.6.2

Other System Dependencies

Vendor Supported Version
Spring 3.0.5
Jackrabbit 2.6.x
Hazelcast 2.4

Reference Test Platforms

The following tables provide fine grained version information for our regression test platforms.

Reference Test Database Servers

The following database servers are currently tested as reference:

Server Supported Versions
Oracle 10.2.0, 11.2 R2
DB2 UDB 9.7.5
Derby 10.8.2.2
MySQL 5.1.59
Sybase ASE 15.7
SQL Server 2008

Reference Test Application Servers

The following application servers are currently tested as reference:

Server Supported Versions
IBM WebSphere 7.0.0.19, 8.0.0.3
Oracle WebLogic 10.3.3
JBoss 5.1
Jakarta Tomcat 6.0.33, 6.0.36

Known Issues and Restrictions with this Release

For general known issues and restrictions, please refer to our Troubleshooting section in the online documentation.