[Open Babel] Release Plans for 2.0, Updated Website
There hasn't been a whole lot of discussion on the upcoming 2.0
release, partly because both Chris Morley and I have been quite busy
with development and other work. Currently, the tentative release
date has been set for Nov. 25, 2005. This, as it turns out, is Open
Babel's 4th "birthday."
The "snapshot" releases seem to have been useful for many people.
There will probably be one more snapshot made this month before the
release. Please report any bugs you are currently experiencing with
the snapshots or other Open Babel code ASAP -- otherwise they cannot
be addressed in time for the release of 2.0. (It's not that we don't
want to fix every bug, but there are a lot of things to test. More
beta testers are always welcome.)
It also includes the beginnings of a "file format database" which
will list any limitations in Open Babel's implementation, what sorts
of features are supported (e.g., isotopes, 2D coordinates,
sterocenters...). In some cases, it will also include a file format
specification (e.g., for XYZ files what Open Babel will accept as
input and write as output).
Many thanks to everyone who has helped with Open Babel -- the 2.0
release looks like it will be a very solid one.
Suggestions, comments, complaints are always welcome!