Available for download from here, CO-LaN makes available today a maintenance release of COBIA 1.2.0, the version which was distributed at the end of Phase II of COBIA development project. This release is referenced as version 188.8.131.52.
The distribution is made of two elements:
- a zipped file that contains merge modules that are used in 3rd-party installation packages to install COBIA Runtime (also known as COBIA Core) (as well as an installation package of these merge modules for 64-bit machines),
- and an installation package of COBIA Software Development Kit (SDK).
COBIA Runtime can be freely used and redistributed. It consists of middleware components that will be installed on the end-user’s computer during installation of COBIA-based Process Modelling Environments (PMEs) and Process Modelling Components (PMCs) developed by a software provider. The COBIA Runtime is intended to be distributed with and utilized by third-party software.
The COBIA Software Development Kit (SDK) is provided for free as a stand-alone installation package which distributes a set of components and tools that are used by a software developer to create software that utilizes COBIA as the middleware for CAPE-OPEN interoperability. The SDK includes code generators to help create the source code of interfaces developed from the CAPE-OPEN Interface Definition Language (IDL) specifically adapted to COBIA.
Development and maintenance of COBIA is conducted by AmsterCHEM for CO-LaN.
Version 184.108.40.206 resolves the following tickets:
- Ticket 72: changes COMBIA threading model for COM registrations (should enhance performance in some cases);
- Ticket 73: adds Thermo consuming Category IDS to COBIA-based Unit Operation presented by COMBIA to a PME.
CO-LaN encourages software developers to use version 220.127.116.11.
Previous release was version 18.104.22.168 on June 11, 2021. Version 22.214.171.124 was downloaded 24 times since it was made available.
Questions on COBIA 1.2 can be posted on the CAPE-OPEN forum dedicated to COBIA.