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Taverna 3 complete checkout and build script.

This project is a convenience script for checking out all of the code needed to build Taverna 3 from source - restricted to the repositories at

Note that as each module declares dependencies independently, and many of the intra-dependencies between Taverna modules are not in SNAPSHOT version, earlier versions might be downloaded from the myGrid Maven repository during the build process.

Running the Makefile will perform the following commands:

  • ./ - retrieve the updated list of Taverna GitHub repositories
    • ..except those in repos.ignored
    • Note: Github API is rate limited to 60 requests pr hour pr IP - the above makes 2 API requests
  • ./ - Check out repositories with git clone (5 parallel checkouts at a time)
  • ./ - git checkout master and git pull any changes for each repository
  • ./ - generate the master pom.xml from pom.xml.template
  • ./ - Build projects using Maven
    • mvn validate - ensure all Maven plugins are installed and target/ folders empty
    • mvn dependency:go-offline - Ensure all dependencies can be downloaded
    • mvn install - Compile and install to ~/.m2/repository
  • ./ - Generate lists of [licenses/](third-party dependencies)
  • mvn test - Run all unit tests


  • Linux or equivalent UNIX
  • Open JDK 7 or Oracle Java JDK 7
  • Maven 3
  • GNU make


On first usage, run simply:


Alternatively, run the shell commands listed above one by one (including

Git clone with SSH (read-write)

To check out using SSH instead of HTTP, first check that your SSH key is registered with github:

stain@biggie-mint ~/src/taverna-build $ ssh
PTY allocation request failed on channel 0
Hi stain! You've successfully authenticated, but GitHub does not provide shell access.
Connection to closed.

If you had already run make and checked out anonymously, then first do:

make deep-clean`

Then check out with:

make SSH=true

Example run

The first run will take quite a while because all repositories will be checked out, and all their dependencies downloaded and built.

The output should look something like this:

stain@biggie-mint ~/src $ git clone
Cloning into 'taverna-build'...
remote: Counting objects: 83, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (40/40), done.
remote: Total 83 (delta 42), reused 79 (delta 40)
Receiving objects: 100% (83/83), 9.82 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (42/42), done.
Checking connectivity... done.

stain@biggie-mint ~/src $ cd taverna-build/
stain@biggie-mint ~/src/taverna-build $ make

[1/2]: --> <stdout>
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  515k  100  515k    0     0   327k      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:--  327k

[2/2]: --> <stdout>
100     5  100     5    0     0     41      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0
Using base - to change use ./ --ssh or export SSH=true
Cloning into 'taverna3-osgi-launcher'...
Cloning into 'taverna3-command-line'...
Cloning into 'taverna3-commons'...
Cloning into 'taverna3-command-line-tests'...
Cloning into 'taverna3-maven-plugin'...
Receiving objects: 100% (1227/1227), 148.20 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (435/435), done.4.46 MiB | 717.00 KiB/s
~/src/taverna-build/taverna-databundle ~/src/taverna-build
Already on 'master'
~/src/taverna-build/taverna-dataflow-activity ~/src/taverna-build
Switched to a new branch 'master'
Waiting for git pull to complete..
[INFO] Scanning for projects...


To download any changes to repositories and rebuild Taverna code:

make pull build

To retrieve any new repositories in Github, try instead:

make all


To clean the build (delete all target/ folders), try:

make clean

To force a full new checkout and build, deleting any changes, try instead:

make deep-clean all
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