Logo of CO-LaN smallThe Methods & Tools Special Interest Group met from 5 pm till 6:40 pm Central European Time.


CAPE-OPEN Type Libraries / Primary Interop Assemblies


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (represented by Bill BARRETT), AmsterCHEM (represented by Jasper van BATEN), Michel PONS (contractor to CO-LaN as Chief Technology Officer).


Looked at two current issues encountered by contractors asked to create a new version of the CAPE-OPEN Type Libraries / Primary Interop Assemblies.

First issue was to figure out for which .Net Framework version should CAPE-OPEN Primary Interop Assemblies be registered for. Analysis was made of what the current .NET Framework registrations meant and it was figured that there is no additional keys to the ones used so far.

Through the analysis made, an issue was found with the way the PIA release candidate was built and the issue was documented for resolution: .Net Framework 2.0 tools should be used for the build rather than .Net Framework 4.0 tools.

Second issue tackled was about the version defined for the distribution package and for the PIA. The analysis made showed no way to circumvent the high version number used presently compared to the CAPE-OPEN version number carried by the contents.

Next conference call is scheduled for April 14, 2021.


Picture of Bill BARRETT (US EPA representative) in December 2018Contact Bill BARRETT (representative of US Environmental Protection Agency, leader of the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group) should you wish to join the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group. Its charter is: “Improve integration, and expand utilization of Computer-Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) applications within the enterprise through identification and resolution of existing cross-cutting issues with the CAPE-OPEN platform, develop mechanisms for use of CAPE within other application domains, and incorporate advances in information technology into the CAPE-OPEN platform.”