27 March 2007

JBoss Rules Experience Report (and V 3.0.6 released)...

good news to all Drools-users - they just released version 3.0.6 of JBoss-Rules.

In my current project we use pretty simple rules without dynamic assertions and all that non-declarative salience mumbo-jumbo - and Drools worked fine since Version 2.x. We're really happy with the product. We're by no means happy with their handling of bugs, though - but as we encountered no critical ones so far, that's ok too.

Rule-understandability has improved a lot since Drools 2.0, so has the documentation (all right - its a little away from perfect). Overall result after more than 12 month of experience: very positive.

3 comments:

Mark Proctor said...

Gernot,

I checked the mailing list and haven't seen your name there, what problems are you having?

Dr. Gernot Starke said...

Mark, thanx for your interest. After upgrading to 3.0.6 the IDE has matured impressively, no problems there.

I put a few (minor) issues in JIRA (the bugtracker) - end of february, which were responded to in may...

But, again, if they had been critical for us, I'd responded earlier... I'm positively impressed you commented on the post...

Mark Proctor said...

checkout 4.0 MR3 which is out in a few days. The Eclipse GUI is now much further along with a new guided editor and an advanged ruleflow editor.

Unless bugs are critical or people are chasing us for them we tend to work on them in batches, so you'll see nothing for a month, then we'll close a dozen over a few days. Of course community members are welcome to submit fixes via patches and we tend to give priority attention to those who are helping us that way.