Release date: 2018-01-17

The Apache Taverna (incubating) team is pleased to announce the release of:

  • apache-taverna-server 3.1.0-incubating

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Taverna Server

Apache Taverna Server enables you to set up a dedicated server for remotely executing Taverna workflows, exposed as REST Web APIs and WSDL Web Services. This enables integration of Taverna workflows into web portals, mobile applications, as well as allowing desktop users to execute remotely on local server or cloud infrastructure. Taverna Server can be configured for POSIX user isolation (e.g. sudo) and can restrict which workflows to execute.

Taverna Server runs workflows defined with Apache Taverna Language in SCUFL2 format (.wfbundle). It can also execute many Taverna 2 workflows (.t2flow) , depending on which activities they require.

Download apache-taverna-server 3.1.0-incubating


Taverna Java libraries

Apache Taverna Server relies on these earlier releases:

For a complete list of Apache Taverna libraries, see and


Major changes since Taverna Server 2.5.4 are described below:

Taverna 3 execution

Workflows are now executed with Apache Taverna Command-line Tool 3.1.0-incubating, which adds support for executing SCUFL2 workflows using the Apache Taverna Engine.

Source Code Name Changes

Package names have changed to org.apache.taverna.server.* and source code modules have been reorganized. See the Javadoc for details.

Taverna Server Client

This release adds the  taverna-server-client library, which can be used by Java clients to connect to the Taverna Service REST API.

Removed / Retired Features

Activity types

These activities are no longer supported directly by Apache Taverna:

  • RShell
  • Soaplab
  • Biomart

For interested developers, the source code for the above are available separately as part of the Taverna Plugin Bioinformatics and Taverna Extras.

Bug Fixes

For details of bug fixes since Taverna Server 3.0, see:

Installation Information



See the included taverna-server README for details on how to build the source code. 

For full documentation of installing, configuring and using Taverna Server, see

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Bugs and feature plans are tracked in the JIRA Issue tracker under the corresponding components. Anyone may add, comment or work on an issue!

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Apache Taverna is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) sponsored by the Apache Incubator PMC. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. 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.