Apache Taverna Language
Apache Taverna Language is a set of APIs for workflow definitions (SCUFL2), Research Object Bundles and workflow inputs/outputs/run (DataBundle), as consumed and produced by the Apache Taverna (incubating) workflow system.
The API includes support for the legacy formats from Taverna 2 and Taverna 1, and can be also used independently of Apache Taverna 3.
The command line tool
tavlang can be used for conversion and
inspection of research objects and workflow bundles.
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While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.
- taverna-robundle load/save/manage Research Object bundles, (ZIP-based container)
- taverna-databundle load/save RO bundle with workflow inputs/outputs/workflow run provenance
- taverna-scufl2-api Inspect and build SCUFL2 workflow definitions
- taverna-scufl2-wfbundle load/save Apache Taverna 3
- taverna-scufl2-t2flow load Taverna 2
- taverna-scufl2-schemas SCUFL2 XML Schemas and OWL ontologies
- taverna-scufl2-wfdesc save wfdesc workflow structure as RDF Turtle
- taverna-scufl2-examples Example usage of the SCUFL2 APIs
- taverna-tavlang-tool Taverna Language tool
- taverna-scufl2-cwl Load/save Common Workflow Language
- taverna-scufl2-scufl Load Taverna 1
.xmlworkflows (SCUFL 1)
- taverna-scufl2-annotation Annotation utillity functions
- taverna-baclava-language Load Taverna 2 data documents (workflow inputs/outputs)
For more details, see the READMEs of:
- Java JDK 8 or 9
- Apache Maven 3.5.3 or newer (older versions probably also work)
To build Apache Taverna Language, use:
mvn clean install
This will build each module and run their tests, producing JARs like
Some of the experimental modules are not built automatically, to build
them separately, run the same command from within their folder.
Building on Windows
If you are building on Windows, ensure you unpack this source code
to a folder with a short path name
C:\src - as
Windows has a limitation on the total path length
which might otherwise prevent this code from building successfully.
To skip the tests (these can be timeconsuming), use:
mvn clean install -DskipTests
If you are modifying this source code independent of the Apache Taverna project, you may not want to run the Rat Maven plugin that enforces Apache headers in every source file - to disable it, try:
mvn clean install -Drat.skip=true
Building for Android
To use the workflow parsers in Android you need to use the
android profile. This excludes any
modules which use Java 8 features (Java 7 source is ok for Android API 19 and above eg
scufl2-ufcpackage uses the diamond operator)
mvn -P android clean install
Apache Taverna Language is a Maven project, and the easiest way to use it is from other Maven projects.
Released binaries of Apache Taverna Language are published in Maven Central.
Typical users of this API will depend on these modules:
<dependency> <groupId>org.apache.taverna.language</groupId> <artifactId>taverna-robundle</artifactId> <version>0.16.0-incubating</version> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>org.apache.taverna.language</groupId> <artifactId>taverna-databundle</artifactId> <version>0.16.0-incubating</version> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>org.apache.taverna.language</groupId> <artifactId>taverna-scufl2-api</artifactId> <version>0.16.0-incubating</version> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>org.apache.taverna.language</groupId> <artifactId>taverna-scufl2-wfbundle</artifactId> <version>0.16.0-incubating</version> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>org.apache.taverna.language</groupId> <artifactId>taverna-scufl2-t2flow</artifactId> <version>0.16.0-incubating</version> </dependency>
To find the latest
<version> to use above (this README might
not have been updated), see the [Apache Taverna Language downloads]
You can alternatively copy and add these JARs from the build to add to your classpath:
See the Taverna Language Javadoc for documentation of classes and methods of Taverna Language. Good starting points:
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