Contract tone

The aim is for the work outcomes to be useful for myGrid (naturally) and for the work described to be challenging but tractable for David.

We are working out some of the details of the work areas as we go along, with the focus being usefulness and tractablility.

In agile terms we are preferring collaborations over contracts; possible due to the strong trust between the team and David.

Please read the original Taverna 3 contract page for context

A stable Taverna 3 release is the target for this contract.


Contract to start 23th of September 2013 to 20th of December 2013.

M5 - Sept/Oct 2013
M6 - Oct/Nov 2013
M7 - Nov/Dec 2013

Project management

Things which will not be part of the Taverna 3 contract

Features in Taverna 2.x which will not make it to Taverna 3 release

prerequisite myGrid work

These things need addressing before Taverna 3 can be delivered :


Source code layout (Donal)

Forward port of Taverna 2.x changes since 2.4.0 to Taverna 3.x (new section 02/09)


(23/09 upto half time - HERE)

(08/10 - Jira HERE)

Plugin/Update system

A strong overall aim of this work is to enable a true continuous release mechanisms for Taverna. Most of the work will be hardening, documentation and porting (and any necessary bug fixes) as oppose to features. (23/09 - David confirmed this)

NOTE - report need at 6pm on Friday - ask him to e-mail the Jira things he has been working on, note things he realised need to be worked that he is not working on.



Stain - 50% Taverna 3 and rest Provenance
Alan - meetings and ?
Alex N - 50% from mid- October
Donal - 50% from October

Documentation (this looks like a month of work) documentation and fixing bugs



Test top 20 workflows on myExperiment (none BioMoby ones)

<Alan to provide specification> of testing (e.g. load, run, provenance) - all of the myExperiment workflows which is used for release - point David to them Alan

Build workflows form the starter pack - Alex N

Unit testing

Any new and modified code should be covered by appropriate unit test code coverage.

Report on test coverage to be provided.

MyGrid work (handover and post delivery)

Not an exhaustive list; but indicative of the split of work