Issues pertinent to changes for future versions of Daylight software
will be discussed here. Suggestions are welcome.
- New platforms:
- Solaris 8
- Linux clusters: Many companies have now taken to
running their servers on clusters of Linux computers on
rackmounts. Very popular among these are the Beowulf
clusters. To extend Daylight spftware to run on clusters
we have to deal with licensing issues
- Alternative versions of Linux
We need to watch the demand for these distributions before
deciding to support them. RedHat, the majority distribution
has been easily supportable till now.
- Debian Linux : high stability
- SuSE Linux
- RedHat 7.0: Issues involved
Given the support issues involved with these issues while we
know that Daylight runs perfectly well on altered RedHat 7.0,
we will not be announcing support for Daylight on RedHat 7.0.
RedHat 7.1 (out on beta now) is based on the new SMP 2.4
Linux kernel. As usual, we will test its stability before deciding
to support the same.
- NT toolkits
- OSX port: Perhaps after a year
- Watch OS API's stabilize
- Produce a superior objects for graphical app development
environment in OSX, so as to create a need for the port
- More changes to the Depict toolkit
- Ability to collapse groups e.g. CH2-NH2-OAc
- Orient molecules right
- Have a SMARTS based alignment depiction routine
- More output formats e.g. VML, SVG
- Kekule depiction mode
depicted molecule is clicked on.
- Alter JavaGrins to include graphical SMIRKS editing capability
- Include XML utilites for Daylight
By doing so we can capitalize on XML based utilities
such as XML tree viewers and XML editors
- tdt2xml, xml2tdt
- have smi2gif
accept XML data as input for atoms w. coordinates
- Feel free to email me
any other changes you'd like to see
Ragu Bharadwaj, Daylight CIS Inc.
Last modified: Fri Mar 9 08:08:35 MST 2001