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From "Pierce, Marlon" <>
Subject FW: Taverna Server docker images
Date Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:30:39 GMT
Other docker related stuff going on in the Taverna list. It may be useful to look at what they
have done.


From: Robert Haines []
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: Taverna Server docker images

PS. If you want to be added to the Taverna Organization in the docker
hub send me your username and I'll add you.


On 11/06/2015 19:16, Robert Haines wrote:
> Hello,
>> We have some docker images here for Taverna Server
>> Do you know who made them, how etc? Was it Rob?
> Yes it was me.
>> They seem to not have a corresponding Dockerfile, not built from
>> Github, and also use their own packaging of JDK and Tomcat for some
>> reason.
> All Dockerfiles, etc are here:
> They use their own build of the JDK, Tomcat, etc because at the time
> there were no sensible alternatives. I.e. There were no headless JDK
> images, and the tomcats all had a hundred other dependencies installed
> (X etc) that made the resultant images a couple of GB in size.
> They're not set up to build automatically from GitHub I think because I
> couldn't find a way to be able to then have multiple Taverna Server
> versions available from the same place. This seemed important at the
> time for testing, etc but may not be anymore - or things may have
> changed with the hub.
>> Perhaps a quick and small Dockerfile to use a regular Tomcat Docker as
>> "FROM" image, and install as ROOT.war could be a useful exercise.
> If there now exists a decent regular Tomcat Docker, with a decent
> minimal JDK, it would be much better to use it than roll our own,
> certainly.
> Cheers,
> Rob

Robert Haines
Research Software Engineering Manager, IT Services
Honorary Lecturer, School of Computer Science
University of Manchester

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