Nov 12th, 2012, 05:28 PM
STS support for error-channel link & visualizing multi-source integration-graph
I recently started to experiment with Spring Integration. My development environment consists of EclipseIDE v3.6 with STS v2.8.2.
During project prototyping, I noticed a few issues with the visual editor:
1. I am using a JMS message-driven channel adapter to receive MQ messages over JMS. It has a custom message-converter and an error-channel reference in case the conversion fails - looks like the error-channel link is missing from the graph.
2. In case one implements a complex integration flow, it probably makes sense to break down the large flow into multiple configuration files (ie. toplevel.flow.xml imports subflow1.flow.xml, subflow2.flow.xml etc). Unfortunately this breaks the graph representation as well. It would make sense to show some sort of whole/part graph visualization (in the Outline view, for example), to better understand the flow structure.
It might be that the above points were addressed in later releases, I did not go through all the change logs since STS v2.8.2. Could you please confirm if these issues still exist in the latest release? If not, do you have plans to address them?