[Chimera-users] Chimera production release

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jul 10 09:27:38 PDT 2008

Hi everybody,
A new production release, version 1.2540, is now available from:

Many improvements and new features have been added since the
previous production release (Nov 2007), as detailed in the
release notes:

For the time-challenged, here are just a few of the reasons
you may want to use the new version:

1) new fetch types:
  - comparative models from ModBase
  - protein pocket data from CASTp database
  - small molecule structures from Pub3D
  - small molecule structures built from SMILES strings
2) surface improvements:
  - increased reliability
  - surface areas automatically calculated
  - Actions menu, other tools work on more types of surfaces
3) appearance:
  - default lighting changed to improve POV-Ray results
  - larger default scale
  - helix ribbon insides can be colored separately
  - 2D labels can include Greek letters and other symbols
4) new tools: Axes, EnsembleCluster, Solvate, Structure Diagram
5) new commands: export, mclip, molmap, perframe, ribinsidecolor,
   shape, solvate, topography, vop

See the release notes for details.  The production release includes
versions for Windows, Mac/X11, Linux, SGI IRIX, and HP Tru64.
The Mac Aqua version has been improved significantly, but for now
remains a snapshot download:

The Chimera Team

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