News & Updates
30 September 2000
More details and previous updates
Cohesion V1.0.2 Released
A minor update to Cohesion has been released
To download V1.0.2, click here.
To view the Client User Guide, click here.
To view the Administration Guide, click here.
Change in license
Cohesion is now available under a less restrictive license.
See news for details
Screen Shots of Cohesion
Heard about Cohesion, but haven't seen it yet?
Click here to see some screen shots.
News & Updates
-------- December 2008 --------
The cohesion web site has been moved. It's long time host at Swinburne is scheduled to be terminated and not
replaced so I have moved it over here. I have also shamelessly added ads in the hope that there will be enough
traffic so it can pay it's own way. The email addresses on this site no longer work. My contact details can be
found on the www.chrysocome.net site.
-------- September 30, 2000 --------
Work on Cohesion over the last year has been scarce as we settle into our permanent positions as software
engineers in the IT industry, (or backpacking across Europe and Africa as the case may be).
One of our primary developers has been developing a modelling tool based on the Cohesion viewport for his firm.
These updates include a move to XML as the standard file format and allows the notations to be drawn in
a third party graphics tool allowing detailed scaleable vector graphics. These improvements, among
others will be incorporated into the next major release of Cohesion which should ship shortly.
A number of developers around the world have recognised the benefits of building applications on the
Cohesion Application Framework (CAF) and as a result, we have received
a number of requests for a less restrictive license on the cohesion libraries.
The move from the GPL was not taken lightly and was therefore subject to much debate among those of us
maintaining the project. We wanted to maintain the Open Source ideals while still allowing people
to build proprietry applications on top of the CAF base.
The end result was a slightly modified BSD license which can be viewed in its entirety here.
-------- November 26, 1999 --------
Last night we presented Cohesion to the Australian Java Users Group (AJUG)
focussing primarly on the kernel architecture and distributed application
framework. There is no doubt we left a good impression on the group given
the amount of interest in the product as well as interest in the people
behind it (some of us are still looking for permanent work for 2000).
Also today we updated the downloadable binaries to version 1.01 which
incorporates some fixes regarding saving stepped arcs correctly and also
saving language preferences when running from within the jar file.
We now have anonymous access to our source repository and and some documentation on
how to check out and build the repository. Access to the source repository is read only, to submit
any updates you will need to email it to us.
Coming soon... some documentation detailing how to build your own plugins for Cohesion.
Don't hold your breath though, we've now switched to a more relaxed approach
to development. Anyone that's interested now can contact us directly for a
more immediate response.
-------- October 22, 1999 --------
The long awaited Final release of Cohesion is here. Cohesion, V1.0, is out and available for download.
Packed with a multitude of new features and bux fixes since the relase of Beta 2, Cohesion is definitely in a league of its own.
Our marketing site has been heavily reworked to make it faster, friendlier and packed full of more useful information, make this your first stop
to finding out about Cohesion.
-------- October 14, 1999 --------
Following hot on the heels of our BETA release, BETA 2 is now available for download.
-------- October 8, 1999 --------
Cohesion BETA is now available for download. As the final
release of Cohesion approaches, this Beta release, gives a good insight into the power of Cohesion. Download
it and take a look for yourself, we think you will be impressed.
In other news, our Metrics have been updated, click here to take a look.
-------- October 4, 1999 --------
Last week was the mid-semester break and much was accomplished by all. The details of our accomplishments cannot be disclosed however because that would be telling.
Also of some interest to all is the final exam timetable. If you have yet to prepare for this event now would be the point of no return.
For more information click here
-------- September 23, 1999 --------
After weeks and weeks of preparation, our Project Metrics are now available for viewing.
In more exciting news, the North Kangaroos will battle it out with Carlton for Australia's (and some would argue, the Worlds) premier sporting premiership, the AFL premiership cup.
Both have earned a spot in the Premiership, with North confidently cruising into the Grand Final without having lost a game in the final series. Carlton however, have had a tougher
time getting a birth in the Grand Final. Having been crushed by Brisbane in the first week of the final series, they rebounded to defeat West Coast and then went on to win an amazing
game over arch rivals Essendon by 1 solitary point. We're sure Carlton supporters would like to thank Mark Mercuri and Dean Wallis for their efforts in the dying seconds of the game :).
-------- September 10, 1999 --------
This past week has seen the Alpha release come and go, and again Team Synergy handled it with ease.
The only team to have a proper Alpha build ready and available for download on our
website by the set deadline, only made possible by the cohesive effort of Philip Hawthorne, the Publishing and
Quality Assurance Groups and especially our Application Engineers.
Thursday, September 9th, saw the 3 teams, including Team Synergy, present the current build of their CASE tool.
Presentations by Tristan Austin and John Newbigin,
showed how advanced Team Synergy's product and procedures for automatically building the product are over the other teams.
-------- September 3, 1999 --------
A very hectic week at Team Synergy, in the lead up to the build and release of the Alpha version of Cohesion.
Our Application Engineers have been working extremely hard to produce the Alpha release on time.
We think you will be very happy with what the team has produced.
In other news, the JavaDoc for our BKernel Architecture JavaDoc documentation is now available for viewing.
It contains everything that you could want to know about our BKernel Architecture, so check it out now.
Our Marketing Division is still working hard on the Marketing Site. The site has undergone some major content update, and is looking very nice.
-------- August 27, 1999 --------
Yet another busy week at Team Synergy on all fronts.
-------- August 19, 1999 --------
- Our Marketing Division, led by Danny Goulas, has been working hard to deliver the various aspects of our Marketing Campaign, these include
- Marketing Plan - Detailing various aspects of our marketing plan, for example, our targeted audience etc.
- Marketing Web Site - Currently under heavy construction, the structure and general look and feel of the site can still be seen.
We think it looks really look. Click here to check it out for yourself.
- Marketing Brochures - Also under development, these brochures will advertise 'Cohesion' and its features.
This week has been a busy week for Team Synergy. Our web site has received some new additions, while some current sections
have undergone some major improvements.
-------- August 7, 1999 --------
- Our new WWW based Agenda Tracking system (powered by PHP3) is now available for use.
Codenamed WYP - What's Your Point, it takes
care of all your Meeting Agenda needs.
Supports the ability to
- Create, Update and Delete Agenda Items.
- Email the agenda instantly to the relevant sub-group with one-click!.
- Also new is our new Web Site Modification system. Generated dynamically from our modification database, it will ensure
that our Modification Listing will always be current.
Coming soon will be the ability to search the Modification Listing by Modifier, Date (Day, Month , Year) and File.
- Our Team Member Section has been updated with an updated navigation scheme and different team
These new listings include
- Every team member now has their Academic Timetable online. These can be found by going to the Team Members section.
With the combined efforts of
the Application Engineers, Quality Assurance and Publishing Groups, our Software Requirements Specification document has undergone a major revision,
and is a great improvement over the previous version.
The document is now split up into smaller, more easily-viewable sections and navigation of the document has also been improved with the addition of a document index.
NEW! Package Description (WIP) document is available for viewing.
Our site navigation has been improved with the addition of meaningful handy hints.
-------- August 2, 1999 --------
Our new and improved website, which has undertaken a facelift and restructure has gone LIVE.
Sporting a new design by Jaycee Phua and the combined effort of the Publishing Team, we are proud to present this new
website and are hopeful that you will like it to.
We would love to hear any Comments and Suggestions that you may have.
Under a team restructure, our Technical Writing and Web Development team have been merged to form the 'Publishing Team'.
This amalgamation is expected to increase the efficiency and quality of documents and web related items that are produced.
Danny Goulas heads the new team consisting of a total of 6 people.
In other news, the mid-semester break is over, and it's back to uni for our final semester, hopefully forever., although with the
C++ short course, not many people experienced a 'holiday' over the break.