[Chimera-users] solaris version

o.h.weiergraeber at fz-juelich.de o.h.weiergraeber at fz-juelich.de
Sun Sep 14 00:57:00 PDT 2008

A question to the chimera developers:

Having used chimera for several years on IRIX and Linux machines, we can say it is maybe the most useful tool available for molecular visualization and related purposes.
However, most important (freeware) packages in the field of x-ray crystallography have also become available as Solaris(x86) versions over the past few years. In my opinion it is quite an attractive platform mainly because it avoids all the confusions and incompatibilities arising from the multitude of distributions in the Linux world. Thanks to the overall conceptual similarity to Linux compilation should (in principle) not run into tremendous problems.
I would try myself, but the source code available is not complete afaik :(

So, are there plans for a Solaris version of chimera in the near future?
In previous discussions on this mailing list I found there are even some Solaris-related comments in the source code ;)


 Dr. Oliver H. Weiergraeber
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