Workflow In RubyOnRails

When any enterprise development on ROR is evaluated , one of the important point of evaluation is support or availability of proper workflow engine meeting XPDL/WF-XML as per WFMC Standards

Please refer http://www.wfmc.org/

In java there are many open source workflow engines which you can integrate with your application bur Rails has none of equivalent standard

There is some work in this direction like http://lunchroom.lunchboxsoftware.com/articles/2006/01/21/acts-as-state-machine but it is far away from enterprise requirements and really is not build on WFMC Standards

Actually Rails is so well suited for such Workflow based enterprise development or following the workflow patterns (http://is.tm.tue.nl/research/patterns/) due its MVC architecture

Some Workflow engines available in Java can be used like

http://web.openwfe.org/display/openwfe/Home

Has ruby connector but core rails workflow engine will be always preferable or integration in rails will be preferable

I request that the workflow engine should be incorporated in core RAILS and could be something like Bonita of ObjectWeb (http://bonita.objectweb.org/)

Regards ,

AJIT DIXIT