I have followed the basic tutorial from the Apache ODE website, a couple of times.. In particular this one:
http://people.apache.org/~vanto/HelloWorld-BPELDesignerAndODE.pdf First i used tomcat 6, and the latest eclipse & latest ODE war, and i got stuck at step 23. Then i used tomcat 5.5 and eclipse 3.6 and the 1.2 war. This scenario failed from the start, because i could not install BPEL designer to this version of eclipse (it seems that plugins need the last version of eclipse). Then i switched to the latest eclipse, tomcat 5.5 and 1.2 war. I followed the tutorial more than 1 time, and im almost sure that i haven't missed anything from the pdf, and i could not deploy the service. It doesn't show in axis2 /listServices url. Is anyone familiar with this ? Maybe i am missing some axis configuration that is not stated in the tutorial. I would appreciate a lot a hint, something, anything.
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Having said all that - I'm using OS X, Tomcat 7, the latest ODE, no Eclipse, and no ODE Designer, so I'm not sure if this helps you at all. I just wanted to point out that getting ODE to run, as well as the simplest example it comes with, is quite straightforward - which may or may not help you. If nothing else, I would advise to use Tomcat 7 and the latest version of ODE.