This site is written by James Owen and contains his personal opinions and the wanderings of his mind on general and/or technical topics. For more general subjects see "Nothing Technical" at http://phinehas2.blogspot.com
Friday, November 21, 2008
Drools 5.0 M3 is Available
Drools 5.0 M3 is out and they are getting close to a general release. But there is a TON of work to be done on the documentation that is out of synch with anything including M2 and probably M1, especially on the BRMS. On the other hand, they are spreading out so five different fronts at one time - this is a MASSIVE undertaking to do with five full-time people and a handful of part-time contributors. Check out http://www.drools.org to get the download, documentation (such as it is) and check out what is going to be the future of share-ware BRMS. (Note: BRMS by the traditional definition is NOT the same as defined by Drools.) But, overall, they are closer and closer to what Fair Isaac and ILOG are putting out. If you rank Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor and ILOG JRules as about a 8, 9 or 10, then Drools would be about a 5 with a bullet. At their present rate of development, they will catch them (but only if the Big Two stand still) in a couple of years.