Logo of CO-LaN smallHere is a summary of what took place in March 2021.

On March 11, CO-LaN Management Board decided to allocate the budget necessary in 2021 for the maintenance of COBIA Phase II and the development of Work Package 1 of COBIA Phase III. AmsterCHEM is contracted by CO-LaN to supply the corresponding services. Maintenance of COBIA Phase II is critical now that commercial applications have been developed using COBIA for CAPE-OPEN based interoperability and are to be distributed to many end-users. Maintenance activity is evident through the release of version on March 15 and of version on March 18, bringing transitioning between COM-based persistence and COBIA-based persistence for the first maintenance release and modifications in the distribution of COBIA Runtime for the second one.

The Methods & Tools Special Interest Group has been tasked by CO-LaN Management Board to follow closely the maintenance and development of COBIA and as such, on March 3 and March 10, has finalized the transitioning design (mentioned above as part of COBIA version, on March 17 has developed the detailed development program for Work Package 1 of COBIA Phase III, and on March 24 has analyzed an issue reported on the deployment of COBIA Runtime.

CO-LaN has launched since 2020 several actions to modernize and complement its distribution of the CAPE-OPEN Type Libraries and Primary Interop Assemblies which are essential for the development and execution of applications relying on CAPE-OPEN for interoperability. As part of that, on March 11CO-LaN Management Board has committed additional resources to its contractors AmsterCHEM, Céondo GmbH and Marcus Bruno Fernandes Silva so that a recently discovered issue in the distribution of the CAPE-OPEN Type Libraries/Primary Interop Assemblies may be quickly resolved.

This last decision is directly linked to the analysis conducted by the Interoperability Special Interest Group at its meeting held on March 2.

The additional resources provided by many Associate Members under the new funding model decided on October 15, 2020, are proving essential to conduct the actions mentioned above. CO-LaN thanks again the organizations who are making these contributions.

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