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Build Bonita Community edition from the source

Bonita is an opensource Digital Process Automation platform, you can therefore build Bonita Community edition from the source.


All source code of Bonita solution is available from the Bonitasoft GitHub organization. Each component of the solution has a dedicated repository (e.g. Engine repository).

To build the product, you need the following:

  • Internet connection

  • Git

  • JDK 1.8 or above

  • Apache Maven 3.3.9 (version is mandatory)

  • NodeJS

We provide build script for Linux only. Therefore it is recommended to use Linux. If you don’t have Linux you can either use a virtual machine or port the build script to Mac.

Note that you can run Bonita on Windows but you cannot build Bonita on Windows (known limitation).

Building Bonita

In order to build Bonita you need to use the script provided in Build Bonita GitHub project. Use the branch of the project that match the version you want to build.

Simply run bash and provide required information.

A script is used because some components rely on components that are built earlier in the sequence, so the build order must be respected.