[Chimera-users] inter-atomic distances do not show in session after daily build upgrade

Boaz Shaanan bshaanan at exchange.bgu.ac.il
Sat Sep 3 13:53:59 PDT 2011

Hi Elaine,

Thanks for the quick response. I often find myself in a dilemma when coming across a problem in Chimera: is it me who doesn't know about an existing Chimera function or is it really a bug. Thanks to you guys it really does not matter eventually.

As for using the production release: I switched to the daily built because of another problem that Eric pointed out to me with using of the castp data. That has solved the castp problem and I'm happy with using the daily built now but for the issue I reported today.

   Thanks for your help,


Boaz Shaanan, Ph.D.
Dept. of Life Sciences
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer-Sheva 84105

E-mail: bshaanan at bgu.ac.il
Phone: 972-8-647-2220  Skype: boaz.shaanan
Fax:   972-8-647-2992 or 972-8-646-1710

From: Elaine Meng [meng at cgl.ucsf.edu]
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2011 10:36 PM
To: בעז שאנן
Cc: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] inter-atomic distances do not show in session after daily build upgrade

Hi Boaz,
Generally it is better to use "Help... Report a Bug" and attach the session so that we have the data, but in this case you don't need to do it -- I just reproduced the problem in my own little test session with one distance.  I will report the bug and put you on the CC list.

I almost always use daily builds too, but since they aren't tested, occasionally some bug will prevent you from doing what you want or need to do.  Sometimes I save more than one daily build.  Otherwise, I'm hoping you will be able to use the production release (version 1.5.3) until this is sorted out.  If you saved the session in a newer version, however, I understand that may not work.  I will put the bug at a high priority.

Sorry about that,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Sep 3, 2011, at 11:53 AM, Boaz Shaanan wrote:

> Hi,
> I upgraded to the latest daily build and restored a session that had quite a few distances drawn. The dashed lines don't show while the table of distances is still there. Before the upgrade the session was restored several times and always showed the distances fine. Is there a way to resuscitate the display of distances? I sure hope so.
>        Cheers,
>                   Boaz

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