Description of problem:
InitialFact used to be represented (when inspecting through jConsole) by class 'org.drools.InitialFact' but now it changed to 'org.drools.reteoo.InitialFactImpl'.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create simple DRL with empty LHS
2. create MBeans enabled knowledge base
3. inspect the process using jConsole
The initial fact is a very deep implementation detail of the underlying algorithm and is not part of the interface contract with users. Users should not be doing anything with it, nor relying on its name/class. Inside the engine, we completely hide it from the user (for instance, users can't access it on the RHS of rules), but obviously, the JMX console gives a JVM view and there is no way to hide it in there.
Is this package name change affecting something I am not aware of?
It doesn't break anything as far as I know. If it is all right with you, just close it with NOTABUG.
The bug was reported because it changed the behaviour between BRMS 5.1.0 and 5.2.0.