OpenRules Release 3.0.0 Sep-2006
 OpenRules 3.0.0 simplifies configuration and integration issues




EDISON, NJ -- September 18, 2006 -- OpenRules, Inc. announced today the availability of OpenRules-3, a new major release that dramatically simplifies the configuration and integration of OpenRules-based applications.  The list of major improvements includes: 

  • Zero-Configuration:
    • No more complex Ant-based configuration and properties files
    • Excel-files with rules “know” which Java packages and classes they may need (if any) and where all related Excel and XML files are located
    • There is only one required OpenRules jar file and an optional OpenRules tools library
  • Support for Enterprise-class Business Rules Repositories:
    • A powerful hierarchy of inter-related Excel-based rulebooks can be located in a local file system or at a remote web site
    • A flexible and intuitive repository configuration interface that is suitable for business users
    • A smooth integration with Google Spreadsheets, MS Excel or OpenOffice, Subversion or CVS
  • Simplified integration with the latest web application servers including:
    • IBM WebSphere
    • BEA WebLogic
    • Apache Tomcat
  • Completely redesigned Eclipse plug-in that supports all versions of Eclipse including the latest Eclipse 3.2.  A new plug-in provides a friendly error validation mechanism, is much smaller and easier to download, and no longer requires a particular workspace organization
  • Improved Web Service generation mechanism that supports a smooth integration with different web application servers.

The new release along with an updated documentation is available for free download immediately.   Detailed release notes can be found at  Migration Guide is available from

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