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FAQ Q990402

ODMA Workflow Support

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Summary:

This response addresses questions about the ODMA Workflow Standard and the present status of Workflow Support for ODMA.

1. ODMA Workflow Approach

2. ODMA Workflow Specification

3. ODMA Workflow Software

4. Related Information

Contributors


Summary

This FAQtip describes the basic Workflow Approach.  Links for downloading the ODMA Workflow 1.0 specification and the ODMA Workflow 1.0 software are also included.

1. ODMA Workflow Approach

[tbd]

Acknowledge John Newton's persistence in having a Workflow Companion.

Indicate the parallel-connection-manager approach adopted for ODMA Workflow 1.0

Indicate that software was produced and the SDK is available, but tested only with ODMA 1.0 libraries as far as we know.

Indicate abandonment of Workflow 1.0 support as part of ODMA 2.0 work.  Reasons are those given by Colin O'Brien.

2. ODMA Workflow Specification

 

Download the ODMA Workflow 1.0 Specification:

 

3. ODMA Workflow Software

 

 

Download the ODMA Workflow 1.0 SDK:

  • Installation Instructions for Workflow 1.0 SDK: Windows Text File readmewf.txt 
    (1,412 bytes).  This information is not incorporated in the SDK.
  • Version 1.0.0 SDK: Windows Zip File odmawf.zip (153,783 bytes)
  1. The Zip archive contains a directory tree for all of the Workflow software, including DLLs for the Workflow connection managers.
  2. After downloading odmawf.zip, follow the instructions in readmewf.txt to preserve the directory structure.
  3. When you want to operate the ODMA 1.0 Workflow Managers, edit the .reg files as instructed and then operate them (by double-clicking).
  4. There are only binary modules (DLL-s) for the ODMA 1.0 Workflow Managers (16-bit and 32-bit).  The whereabouts of the source code is not known.
  5. Additional subdirectories carry libraries, implementations of a sample client and sample workflow engine, source code for the samples, and the ODMA Workflow 1.0 specification.

 

4. Related Information

[tbd]

Include references to Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) specifications.

Include references to WfMC demonstrations with ODMA and DMA, and the use of an ActiveX shim for operation from WfMC to document repositories.

Find anything about how this was used.


Contributors

Alan Campbell (1999-04-19)
contributed the question that led to this FAQtip.
Mike Gardiner
contributed to the ODMA Workflow 1.0 software
Dennis Hamilton (2000-12-05)
collected the contributed material and drafted the response used for this FAQtip.
David Hamsen
developed the ODMA Workflow 1.0 software
John Newton
proposed and defined ODMA Workflow 1.0
Colin O'Brien (1999-04-20)
promoted the ODMA Workflow availability and later reported that it is essentially abandoned.

Change History

0.11 2005-02-05: Move to Q990402, cleaning up formatting and links
This page and its linked elements are upgraded to the current style and presentation as part of the ODMA Refresh activity.  A diary & job jar are added.
0.10 2000-12-05: Provide links to all available materials and sketch the basics.  

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