[Chimera-users] Chimera under FreeBSD

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Oct 17 12:29:38 PDT 2006

Hi Devon,

  We (the Chimera developers) have not built it on FreeBSD.  The
trouble is that it requires compiling about 35 third party packages

   FFmpeg, HappyDoc, Imaging, MMTK, Mesa, Numeric, Pmw,
   PyOpenGL, PyXML, Python, STLport, Scientific, TclTk, Tix, Togl,
   al2co, antechamber, autostereo, expat, f2c, freetype, ftgl,
   grail, jpeg, mpeg_encode, msms, netcdf, omni, openssl,
   pymmlib, qhull, swish-e, tiff, tr, win32, zip, zlib

That's alot of work.  We don't have a FreeBSD system, and it does
not seem likely that it would benefit alot of users.

  I am not surprised that Chimera will not run under an emulator.
There is alot of low level bit-twiddling code in the packages it uses.


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