Are some functionalities of Camunda 7 (e.g., task listeners, inline script tasks, .war deployment) supported now in Camunda 8?

Hello community,

I would like to know if the following features of Camunda 7 are now supported in Camunda 8.

  1. Task listeners
  2. Inline script tasks
  3. .war deployment

Thank you,

Hi @smith_Johnson

So the fundamentals of how Camunda 8 works compared with Camunda 7 have changed quite significantly. In short - Camunda 8 is not an embeddable engine and so features that exist in Camunda 7 that are unique to an embedded deployment are unlikely to ever be available in the same way for Camunda 8.

So to answer your specific questions

These don’t currently exist, but are likely to be implemented as external tasks triggered by task events in the future. Although it’s not one of the main priorities right now.

This will not be possible in the way you’ve come to expect in C7, although you can use FEEL to make more complex evaluations in the same way you might with a script.

With how Camunda 8 is designed, the concept of deploying an application directly to it will not be possible. It’s always intended as a decoupled and independent part of the architecture.


Hi @Niall ,

thanks for your response.

Considering that all of these features are not covered by Camunda 8, does this mean that Camunda will always promote both Camunda 8 and 7??

To the best of your knowledge, is there a chance that Camunda 7 will be retired??

It’s pretty common question and the short answer is that we have no plans to retire Camunda 7 for at least the next 5 years.

But if you’re looking for more information this is a good place to start:

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