[chimera-dev] reference guide: long walk off a short pier

David A. C. Beck dacb at u.washington.edu
Tue Sep 16 14:31:25 PDT 2008

Minimal value from their content.  About their inclusion in the distro - 
I recall only using them from www.cgl.ucsf.edu and not the local copy 
included with the download.

Most beneficial are the examples.  If I recall correctly there are 
sections that are not complete or not in the table of contents in the 
examples part of the guide.  In addition, parts of the examples section 
are pretty weak, e.g. molecular editing (which is very short and really 
describes molecular selection and display NOT editing).  More 
documentation of how to modify coordinates, add / delete atoms, 
molecules, etc. would be very much appreciated as would more solid 
examples of, and caveats for C/C++ extensions.

  - David

David A. C. Beck, Ph.D.
dacb at u.washington.edu
Valerie Daggett Laboratory
University of Washington, Seattle

On Tue, 16 Sep 2008, Eric Pettersen wrote:

> To reduce the developer's maintenance load, we're looking to shave off parts 
> that don't get much use.  One item getting the hairy eyeball is the 
> auto-generated Programmer's Reference Manual pages.  Is anyone getting any 
> value from these?  If not, we will give them the heave ho.  It will also save 
> some on Chimera's download size (800K compressed for download; 21MB on disk).
> --Eric
>                       Eric Pettersen
>                       UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
>                       http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu

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