Scott Kappler's picture

Has this been considered? BPM

Would love to have one... 


Mac McConnell's picture

Hi Scott, I am the VP of Marketing at BonitaSoft. I am intrigued to hear more about your appliance idea. What are you thinking?


Jeremy Davis's picture

I'm assuming that Scott is suggesting that TurnkeyLinux produce a software appliance (like the others that exist already) that includes Bonitasoft installed and somewhat preconfigured.

If it is something that you guys are interested in supporting then it could be something that you could work together on with the core TKL Devs? It could work for both parties by increasing your exposure (i.e. a Bonitiasoft appliance here in the TKL library) and also add value to your customers (i.e. your potential customers could download an ISO/VM image that is ready to roll).

With the size of the current library, work on a final v12.1 bugfix release, the devs' plans to include 64 bit support (currently appliances are only available 32 bit) and the work on the upcoming v13.x release (based on Debian Wheezy - so the TKL release can follow hot on the heels of the official Wheezy release) and a huge backlog of appliance requests, it may not be a huge priority for the devs.

Regardless, you guys may be willing to work on that yourselves? IMO TKL would be a great base for that sort of thing (i.e. start with the most relevant TKL appliance as a base and build on top of that). If you were to go down that path I suggest that if you create a TKLPatch then others could collaborate with you and the devs could pull from that if/when they officially release it. 

Ryan's picture

I'd be interested in this too. My work is shopping around for a solution and we always love TKL appliances. It's a shame this isn't here already because we would like to try it out quickly befofre purchasing a subscription.

Job's picture

Its a nice idea, and if need I could help.

Sebastian's picture

An other idea are a jBPM and/or Activiti appliance.




Rufus's picture

Since there is a demand for such an appliance, I will create an Amazon EC2 instance of Bonita BPM.

I will check back when completed.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Have a look at developing with TKLDev. Currently it only builds ISOs OOTB but we can convert the build code to all the different formats. The code to build all formats is on it's way...

FWIW I just had a quick look and this should install on top of the TurnKey Tomcat appliance really easily... Although depending on requirements you may need to build on the upcoming v14.0 TurnKey release.

Rufus's picture

Short Story:  I would love offer generic OVF files, but I don't know how.

Long Story: About a year ago, I looked at creating generic OVF files, but abandoned the idea because I didn't know Linux all that well.  So, I went the proprietary route and created OVF files using VMware vSphere, and then went on to creating Amazon AMI and offering them on their marketplace, which is easy until you encouter writing a script to generate a dynamic password.  That part can be tough given that there are so many hash algorithms that are used.

Since my Linux skills are better now, I will give the TKLDev another view.


Jeremy Davis's picture

It would be nice to use an open source tool but TBH I'm not aware of one...

Also our "buildtasks" collection of scripts can build any of our formats (including OVF) but it's not well documented and the config files are missing (because we had to strip them out to remove sensitive info and haven't included an example one). We hope to fix that soon, but in the meantime it will probably still be useful...

As for TKLDev that should build your ISO fine! :)

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