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Bug#123100: ITP: openbabel -- Converter for chemical file formats



On Sun, Dec 09, 2001 at 08:03:55PM +0100, Ola Lundqvist wrote:
> > Openbabel compiles and is useable, but no official release has been done
> > yet. I will upload packages as soon as this happens.
> 
> Well if it is useable then you can upload it right now. 

As it's a library (C++ even) I'm a bit hesitant to upload it now, with
all the SO-name stuff one has to think of. Also, there are some issues
with the datafiles I'm sorting out right now.

> But if a official release is very close you can wait some. 

'Early next year' according to the main developer...

> If you have problems with the version 

Hmm, the current version seems to be 2.0a1. Do you know if dpkg
considers 2.0 to be greater than 2.0a1?

Actually, I could upload just the binary, statically compiled, so it
gets into woody. Several packages mention babel in their description, so
this might be worthwhile. The library can come later when the interfaces
are settled. Note also that openbabel does not compile under gcc-3.0
right now, although upstream promised to work on this next week.

thanks for the suggestions,

Michael



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