Complete content of the release can be found here and below are the highlights you can’t miss
Service repository that has been improved a lot over the last two releases received another feature - install work items into existing workbench. This then allows to have the project directly prepared for work items without a need to install it from within jBPM designer.
To read more have a look at this article.
Another feature added to the service repository was the ability to deploy the springboot repository war on Heroku.
For more information see this documentation
When using the sevice repository springboot or wildfly deployments in addition to the numerous workitems hosted users now have a rest api available to query information about these workitems.
SpringBoot auto configuration for jBPM (and KIE Server that uses jBPM extension) has been improved to allow to use custom entities as part of the EntityManagerFactory used by the execution engine. That enables colocation of business logic and business assets.
It’s enough to provide a bean that will override entityManagerFactory bean that comes with jBPM auto configuration.
With the update to JPA 2.1 all jBPM entities received an update to declare index creation information. This results in a better query performance overall.