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From Stian Soiland-Reyes <st...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Taverna Language 0.15.1-incubating and Apache Taverna OSGi 0.2.1-incubating
Date Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:39:13 GMT
The Apache Taverna (incubating) team is pleased to announce the
release of Apache Taverna Language 0.15.1-incubating and Apache
Taverna OSGi 0.2.1-incubating.

This release note is also available at https://s.apache.org/2016-04-12-tavlang


This release of Taverna Language is an update that fixes bugs and also
adds the Tavlang Tool, contributed by Menaka Madushanka (sponsored by
Google Summer of Code 2015).

Taverna Language is available for download from
https://taverna.incubator.apache.org/download/language/


This release of Taverna OSGi Plugin System will support the upcoming
Apache releases of the Taverna Engine, Taverna Common Activities and
Taverna Command Line.

Taverna OSGi is available for download from
https://taverna.incubator.apache.org/download/osgi/


# New Features

## Addition of Tavlang Tool to Taverna Language

The Taverna Language command line (tavlang) tool accesses the features
of the Taverna language modules. The tool has the following functions:

– Conversion
– Inspection
– Validation
– Viewing workflow statistics.

For more information, see the Apache Taverna Tavlang Tool README:
https://s.apache.org/tavlang


## Taverna OSGi plugin system

This is the first release of Apache Taverna OSGi plugin system, a
plugin system for Java console and desktop applications using OSGi,
including an online update mechanism.

For an overview, see the Taverna OSGi README: https://s.apache.org/taverna-osgi


# Improvements/Enhancements

## wfdesc export

The module taverna-scufl2-wfdesc is now enabled in the build of
Taverna Language.This includes export of workflow structures in RDF
Turtle format using the vocabulary http://purl.org/wf4ever/wfdesc


# Removed / Retired features

The taverna-scufl2-wfdesc module is no longer runnable as a standalone
JAR - this has been superseded by the new tavlang tool.


# Bug Fixes

See JIRA change notes:

Apache Taverna Parent:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version=12333249&projectId=12318322

Apache Taverna Language:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version=12333250&projectId=12318322

Apache Taverna OSGi:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version=12332248&projectId=12318322


# Known Issues

See JIRA:

Apache Taverna Parent:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TAVERNA/component/12326807

Apache Taverna Language:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TAVERNA/component/12326808

Apache Taverna OSGi:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TAVERNA/component/12326809


# Installation Information

Package names have changed to begin with org.apache.taverna and source
code has been reorganized.


## Prerequisites

Java 1.8 or newer. (Tested with OpenJDK 1.8.)
Apache Maven 3.2.5 or newer. (Older versions will probably work.)

## Installation

Taverna Language download instructions:
https://taverna.incubator.apache.org/download/language/

Taverna OSGi download instructions:
https://taverna.incubator.apache.org/download/osgi/


# Stay Informed

Please subscribe to and contact the dev@taverna mailing list for any
questions, suggestions, and discussions about Apache Taverna.
https://taverna.incubator.apache.org/contact


Bugs and feature plans are tracked in the JIRA Issue tracker under the
TAVERNA components language and osgi. Anyone may add an issue.
http://taverna.incubator.apache.org/community/issue-tracker

More details:
http://taverna.incubator.apache.org/


# Disclaimer

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.



-- 
Stian Soiland-Reyes
Apache Taverna (incubating), Apache Commons RDF (incubating)
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718

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