Just wanted to give a sneak peek of what I’m working on for the upcoming 5.1 release: automatic BPMN process diagram generation when you deploy a process definition to the Activiti engine. The diagram generation is triggered when your process definition contains the BPMN 2.0 ‘diagram interchange’ (or DI for short) information. This DI information is available when you use the Activiti Modeler and (very soon) the Activiti Eclipse Designer.
The following screencast shows it in working. Here I upload a test BPMN 2.0 process through Activiti Probe. In Activiti Explorer, I can now see the auto-generated process diagram. The generated process is not really usable, is just uses all the constructs which the Activiti engine supports so I could verify I didn’t miss anything