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Seven Bridges Platform: Version 2 transition


On January 31, 2018, Seven Bridges will deprecate legacy projects and features on the Seven Bridges Platform. Apps, tasks, and data within your legacy projects will remain accessible. Port these to Version 2 projects to conduct further analyses.

What is Version 2?

Version 2 of the Seven Bridges Platform is the current, standard version of the Platform, which uses the Common Workflow Language (CWL) and was introduced in April 2016. At that time, previously existing projects, Software Development Kit (SDK), API, and non-CWL workflows were labeled or “Version 1”.

If you are not using projects or features which are explicitly labeled or “Version 1,” read no further - you are already using the current, supported Version 2 of the Platform. Over the past year we’ve worked to transition users to Version 2 and slowly phase out Version 1 features. We will complete this transition by deprecating Version 1 completely on January 31, 2018.

Learn more about the shift to Version 2.

What are the benefits of Version 2?

  • More effective collaboration
  • Easy ways to automate your analyses
  • Greater visibility and control of your executions
  • Faster executions of tasks at scale
  • More flexible and cost effective methods of data storage
  • Enhanced portability and reproducibility using the Common Workflow Language (CWL)
  • Batch tasks to run the same workflow multiple times with varying inputs in parallel
  • UI/UX improvements to the project dashboard

What does this mean?

After January 31st, you will still be able to:

  • Access apps, tasks, and data in existing projects
  • Browse existing files within the projects, including the output files of previously run tasks
  • Copy files from projects to Version 2 projects
  • View previously created non-CWL workflows

    Following the legacy phase out, you will no longer be able to:

  • Use SDK version 1: Check out the Rabix Composer and Executor, which performs the same job for the current platform
  • Use pipelines: Learn about creating a workflow on the current Platform.
  • Edit Version 1 pipelines: Learn about editing a workflow in our Platform-based editor or in our desktop editor.
  • Create projects: Learn more about creating a project.