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Alfresco 3 Web Content Management by Vinita Choudhary, Pallika Majmudar, Amita Bhandari, Munwar Shariff

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Introduction to the workflow

The WCM Workflow uses the JBoss Business Process Management (jBPM) engine in its core. jBPM is an open source, standalone workflow engine. It can run in any servlet container—it doesn't require the JBoss Application Server. The jBPM engine is responsible for managing deployed processes, instantiating and executing processes, persisting process state and metadata to a relational database (via Hibernate), and tracking task assignment and task lists. JBoss jBPM is a flexible, extensible workflow management system with an intuitive process language to express business processes graphically in terms of tasks, wait states for asynchronous communication, timers, and automated actions. With jBPM, the Alfresco platform is extended ...

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