Hey guys, long time mailing the list.
So the other day I built Avogadro from scratch, starting off by downloading the latest Eigen and OpenBabel from code repositories. I built both successfully but had problems building Avogadro I originally chalked it up to being Eigen3 instead of Eigen2.
But then when I went back to Eigen2 and used the latest development version of OpenBabel, I still had problems building.
So then I went back to the latest releases for OpenBabel and Eigen2 and everything built nicely…. BUT…
I notice there were a lot of crashes on my end. I don’t know offhand what they relate to, but I have to guess it’s the development version of Avogadro that is having the problems. Because I downloaded the latest Avo release and things actually ran pretty smooth.
In the end my major questions are:
is anyone working on migrating things to Eigen2?
How does the 1.0 branch relate to the master branch?
Who is the guy that put together the Mac build stuff. It is very nice – and maybe part of cmake ? – but it’s pretty cool. Though, I’d like to know more about how I should do development from a Mac. Should I be opening Avogadro.app that is in my build directory or should I be running the executable that is in Avogadro.app/Contents/MacOS?
Am I missing a lot of documentation somewhere. The only thing I could find were my older docs about building the development version and some docs about building on Mac OSX which seemed to leave a bit to the imagination.
Also, is anyone planning to put up a Google Summer of Code for this project? I am wanting to put something together with a Chemistry prof here but I’m not sure what Google looks for. Is adding features that are relevant to education a big enough pull?
Hope all is well elsewhere.
Department of Computer Science