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Download Taverna 1.7.2

Taverna Workbench 1.7.2

Taverna 1.7.2 allows you to create and run workflows from your workstation. Taverna 2 is also available for download.

Note that some of the examples included in the distribution may no longer work due to the dynamic nature of web services. An up-to-date set of examples is available on this website or in the starter pack.

Choose your download depending on your operating system below, or read more about the release.


taverna-workbench-1.7.2-installer.exe (88 MiB)

taverna-workbench-1.7.2.exe (83 MiB)

If you have administrator rights on your machine, you can download the Windows installer. A wizard should guide you through the installation to C:\Program files and add Taverna to the Start menu. If you don’t have a recent Java, the wizard will also help you install the newest Java from Sun.

If you do not have administrator rights, you can download the Windows archive instead – this is simply a self-extracting 7zip archive. You can place the extracted folder wherever you like. Start Taverna by double clicking on taverna.exe.

If you need to make any changes to the Java parameters, such as the amount of memory allocated (by default the minimum of 300 MB or 50% of free memory), or are a developer interested in debug messages, use taverna-debug.bat instead of the executable.

Mac OS X

taverna-workbench-1.7.2.dmg (104 MiB)

Download the OS X disk image. After opening the disk image, a Finder window should appear. You can then drag the Taverna application into your Application folder, or wherever you prefer to keep the application. Double-click on the installed application (not the one in the disk image) to start Taverna.

Linux (100 MiB)

Download the zip file and unzip it. Make sure that you have both SUN Java 1.5 JRE and Graphviz installed.

Place the extracted folder wherever you like, start a terminal, and run ./ to start Taverna. If you have any problems, double-check that you are using the correct java by running java -version

Source code (44 MiB)

Taverna Plugins

There are also a number of for Taverna that allow extra functionality such as user interaction and provenance capture.