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Based on RasMol 2.6 by
Molecular Graphics Visualisation Tool
28 August 2000
Biomolecular Structures Group, Glaxo Wellcome Research & Development
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK
Version 2.6, August 1995, Version 2.6.4, December 1998
Copyright © Roger Sayle 1992-1999
and Based on Mods by Arne Mueller
Version 2.6x1, May 1998
Copyright © Arne Mueller 1998
and Based on Mods by Gary Grossman and Marco Molinaro
Version 2.5-ucb, November 1995
Version 2.6-ucb, November 1996
Enhanced by the MultiChem Facility, University of California, Berkeley
Copyright © UC Regents/ModularCHEM Consortium 1995, 1996
Version 2.7.0, 2.7.1, 2.7.2 Mods by Herbert J. Bernstein
Bernstein + Sons, P.O. Box 177, Bellport, NY, USA
2.7.0 March 1999, 2.7.1 June 1999, 2.7.2 August 2000
Copyright © Herbert J. Bernstein 1998-2000
THIS IS A PRELIMINARY RELEASE INVOLVING EXTENSIVE MODIFICATIONS
***** USE WITH CAUTION ******
This version is based directly on RasMol 2.7.1,
on RasMol version 2.6_CIF.2, on RasMol version
2.6x1, on RasMol version 2.6.4, and RasMol 2.5-ucb and 2.6-ucb. Please read the file NOTICE for
important notices which apply to this package. If you are not going to
make changes to RasMol, you are not only permitted to freely make copies
and distribute them, you are encouraged to do so, provided you do the
- 1. Either include the complete documentation, especially the file
NOTICE, with what you distribute or
provide a clear indication where people can get a copy of the documentation; and
- 2. Please give credit where credit is due citing the version and
original authors properly; and
- 3. Please do not give anyone the impression that the original authors
are providing a warranty of any kind.
If you would like to use major pieces of RasMol in some other program, make
modifications to RasMol, or in some other way make what a lawyer would call
a "derived work", you are not only permitted to do so, you are encouraged
to do so. In addition to the things we discussed above, please do the
- 4. Please explain in your documentation how what you did differs from
this version of RasMol; and
- 5. Please make your modified source code available.
This version of RasMol is not in the public domain, but it is given
freely to the community in the hopes of advancing science. If you make
changes, please make them in a responsible manner, and please offer
us the opportunity to include those changes in future versions of RasMol.
Combining RasMol Variants
The first steps in combining RasMol variants have been performed.
Much of the work of upgrading the documentation has been done. It
remains to make the changes to prepdoc to generate the RasFrames
Several source mod packages are being reviewed for inclusion.
from other variants of RasMol will be considered for inclusion in RasMol
2.7.n if the features are particularly popular and if available resources
(or helpful colleagues) make inclusion of those features feasible. When we
are done, probably in the early fall, the resulting best version should be
a reasonably stable and reliable single version combining most of the
features of the major current variants of RasMol.
Some other important things still to be done
- Add GUI toolbar interface.
- Resolve color management issues (including auto-sensing bit depth).
- Make cross-eyed and wall-eyed setreo equally accessible.
- Fix printing under windows.
- Allow for longer names.
- Add FAQ.
- Finish incorporating A. Mueller's fixes for color management.
- CIF and mmCIF write logic.
- The read logic for large NMR structures on a Mac needs to be made to work.
- The field widths for alternate conformer ID's and chains need to be
extended to allow for the more flexible naming in mmCIF.
- Resolve problem with interaction of stereo and shadows.
- Allow writing of GIFs from high colour-resolution mode.
- Improve memory management on Macs to allow larger structures.
Updated 29 August 2000.
Herbert J. Bernstein
Bernstein + Sons, 5 Brewster Lane, Bellport, NY 11713-2803, USA