Qutemol and Ubuntu – native support

16 Oct
A Snapshot of the QuteMol open source software...

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A week ago I got an email from a long-time-no-see friend, Marcin Feder, with information that Qutemol works fine on the Hardy and Gutsy versions of Ubuntu (binary packages were prepared by Morten Kjeldgaard; see more, there are some other interesting titles there). According to Marcin following steps are enough to enjoy Qutemol on your linux box:

sudo aptitude install libungif4g  libwxbase2.8-0 libwxgtk2.8-0
sudo dpkg -i libglew1.4_1.4.0-1ubuntu1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i qutemol_0.4.1~cvs20080130-0ubuntu1~gutsy~ppa1_i386.deb
I have too ancient Ubuntu version to check it right now, but not all of you are so lazy with upgrades so have fun.
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Posted by on October 16, 2008 in Visualization


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5 responses to “Qutemol and Ubuntu – native support

  1. Andrew Perry

    October 16, 2008 at 22:42

    I remember about a year ago managing to get the Windows version running under Cedega (a Wine fork pitched at gamers). Nice to see a native Linux version … it works fine here. Since the debs are hosted on Launchpad, am I right in guessing that Morten / Marcin will ultimately make Qutemol available in the universe or mutliverse repositories ?

  2. Kay at Suicyte

    October 17, 2008 at 23:38

    A while ago I have tried qutemol on windows, but I was very disappointed. Maybe I didn’t get the point, but to me the whole program looks like an exercise in computer graphics (what strange effects can be reached by unusual light sources) and has very little to offer to the scientist.

  3. Egon Willighagen

    October 20, 2008 at 07:11

    Mmm… just upgraded to Intrepid this weekend… don’t see it in the multiverse archives yet.

  4. Pawel Szczesny

    October 21, 2008 at 09:23

    Andrew, I remember how much hassle it was to run it under linux. Marcin is not involved in that project, and I have no contact with Morten. But it’s a good idea to ask the maintainer, whether these packages will end up in multiverse archives.

    Kay, given the lack of further development of Qutemol, it’s hard to disagree. I use Qutemol only for two purposes – shape perception (assessing quality of my protein models) and fancy graphics for publications/front pages/posters/my thesis. Hopefully sooner or later real-time ambient occlusion will be supported by other molecular viewers as well.

  5. Marius

    October 29, 2008 at 23:40

    Does anybody know how to get it complied from cvs? That would solve my problems with the library incompatibility.
    I think it’s great that you can get binaries for programs, but sometimes it’s more useful to be able to get it compiled from source.

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