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Avogadro 2 0.7.2 Released

We are very proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 2 0.7.2.

Avogadro 2 is a free, open source, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The source code source is available under the 3-clause BSD license.

Avogadro 2 is a rewrite of Avogadro, and still lacks features present in Avogadro 1. Both packages can be installed on the same system, and so it is possible to try the latest without losing access to the previous version. We will be making occasional releases of Avogadro 1.x too, along with migrating functionality to Avogadro 2. We value your feedback, and hope that you will find the improvements made in version 2 useful.... read more

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2013-12-23

Avogadro 1.1.1 Released

We are very proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 1.1.1.

Avogadro is a free, open source, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The source code source is available under the GNU GPLv2.

What does Avogadro do?
We've tried to make the best, most intuitive "builder," including common fragments, downloading directly from PDB or PubChem, and peptide sequences
Innovative "auto-optimize" tool which allows you to continue to build and modify, during molecular mechanics optimization
Interfaces to many common computational packages
Designed to help both educational users and advanced research
Plugins that allow Avogadro to be extended and customized
Well defined public API, library and Python bindings for development
Embedded Python interpreter
Translations available in 19+ languages... read more

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2013-12-11

Avogadro 2 0.7.0 Released

We are very proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 2 0.7.0.

Avogadro 2 is a free, open source, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The source code source is available under the 3-clause BSD license.

Avogadro 2 is a rewrite of Avogadro, and still lacks features present in Avogadro 1. Both packages can be installed on the same system, and so it is possible to try the latest without losing access to the previous version. We will be making occasional releases of Avogadro 1.x too, along with migrating functionality to Avogadro 2. We value your feedback, and hope that you will find the improvements made in version 2 useful.... read more

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2013-12-02

Avogadro 1.1.0 Released

We are very proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 1.1.0.

Avogadro is a free, open source, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The source code source is available under the GNU GPLv2.

What does Avogadro do?
We've tried to make the best, most intuitive "builder," including common fragments, downloading directly from PDB or PubChem, and peptide sequences
Innovative "auto-optimize" tool which allows you to continue to build and modify, during molecular mechanics optimization
Interfaces to many common computational packages
Designed to help both educational users and advanced research
Plugins that allow Avogadro to be extended and customized
Well defined public API, library and Python bindings for development
Embedded Python interpreter
Translations available in 19+ languages... read more

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2012-09-12

Avogadro 1.0.3 Released

We are very proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 1.0.3.

Avogadro is a free, open source, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Windows and Linux, with Mac OS X packages on the way. The source code source is available under the GNU GPLv2.

What does Avogadro do?
We've tried to make the best, most intuitive "builder," including common fragments, downloading directly from PDB or PubChem, and peptide sequences.
Innovative "auto-optimize" tool which allows you to continue to build and modify, during molecular mechanics optimization.
Interfaces to many common computational packages.
Designed to help both educational users and advanced research.
Plugins that allow Avogadro to be extended and customized.
Well defined public API, library and Python bindings for development.
Embedded Python interpreter.
Translations available in 19+ languages.... read more

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2011-04-25

Avogadro 1.0.2 Released

We are very proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 1.0.2.

Avogadro is a free, open source, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Windows and Linux, with Mac OS X packages on the way. The source code source is available under the GNU GPLv2.

What does Avogadro do?
We've tried to make the best, most intuitive "builder," including common fragments, downloading directly from PDB or PubChem, and peptide sequences.
Innovative "auto-optimize" tool which allows you to continue to build and modify, during molecular mechanics optimization.
Interfaces to many common computational packages.
Designed to help both educational users and advanced research.
Plugins that allow Avogadro to be extended and customized.
Well defined public API, library and Python bindings for development.
Embedded Python interpreter.
Translations available in 12+ languages.... read more

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2011-04-24

Avogadro 1.0 Released

We are very proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 1.0.

Avogadro is a free, open source, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux. The source code source is available under the GNU GPLv2.

What does Avogadro do?
We've tried to make the best, most intuitive "builder," including common fragments, downloading directly from PDB or PubChem, and peptide sequences.
Innovative "auto-optimize" tool which allows you to continue to build and modify, during molecular mechanics optimization.
Interfaces to many common computational packages.
Designed to help both educational users and advanced research.
Plugins that allow Avogadro to be extended and customized.
Well defined public API, library and Python bindings for development.
Embedded Python interpreter.
Translations available in 12+ languages.... read more

Posted by Geoff Hutchison 2009-10-23

Avogadro 0.9.8 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.9.8. This is a bug fix release containing some feature enhancements, and bug fixes.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows, as well as source code provided under the GNU GPL.

This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from previous releases. The major improvements include:
Menu option to reset the display types
Updated translations and fixed issues on Windows with UTF-8
New structure resolver service in the import menu
Many, many more bug fixes and minor feature improvements

We hope you will contact the development team with any questions, comments or concerns. In particular, if you would like to contribute, or find out how to use Avogadro to fit your needs, we hope to hear from you.

Thanks,
-The Avogadro Project
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avogadro

Download:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avogadro/files/avogadro/

Release Notes:
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Avogadro_0.9.8

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2009-09-12

Avogadro 0.9.7 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.9.7. This is a bug fix release containing some feature enhancements, and bug fixes.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows, as well as source code provided under the GNU GPL.

This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from previous releases. The major improvements include:
Detached 3D views - multiple simultaneous views of the molecule
Updated user interface and icons
Improved display type configuration
Many, many more bug fixes and minor feature improvements

We hope you will contact the development team with any questions, comments or concerns. In particular, if you would like to contribute, or find out how to use Avogadro to fit your needs, we hope to hear from you.

Thanks,
-The Avogadro Project
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avogadro

Download:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=165310&package_id=187449

Release Notes:
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Avogadro_0.9.7

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2009-07-20

Avogadro Nominated for SourceForge CCA

Thanks to many nominations, Avogadro has been nominated for a SourceForge Community Choice Award in the "Best Project for Academia" category.

We're very proud of the community nominations. Please vote for us at:
http://sf.net/community/cca09/vote/?f=386

Posted by Geoff Hutchison 2009-06-23

Avogadro Featured by Qt Software

Avogadro has been featured as an open source project using Qt. We discussed why we chose Qt and how it helps us make Avogadro great.

http://www.qtsoftware.com/qt-in-use/story/app/avogadro

Posted by Geoff Hutchison 2009-06-12

Avogadro 0.9.6 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.9.6. This is a bug fix release, primarily to address a change in behavior of the Qt library. Avogadro 0.9.5 suffered from a bug that caused data loss on all platforms using Qt 4.5.0 or earlier. This bug did not affect Avogadro users linking to Qt 4.5.1, and so the Mac binary package was not affected.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows, as well as source code provided under the GNU GPL.

This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from previous releases. The major improvements include:
Fixed bug causing data loss on file saves when using Qt 4.5.0 or earlier.
Windows release now handles chemical files with Unix and Windows line endings.

We hope you will contact the development team with any questions, comments or concerns. In particular, if you would like to contribute, or find out how to use Avogadro to fit your needs, we hope to hear from you.

Thanks,
-The Avogadro Project
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avogadro

Download:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=165310&package_id=187449

Release Notes:
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Avogadro_0.9.6

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2009-06-05

Avogadro 0.9.5 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.9.5. This is a bug fix release containing some feature enhancements, and bug fixes.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows, as well as source code provided under the GNU GPL.

This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from previous releases. The major improvements include:
More improvements to the build system - external plugins
Check for new versions of Avogadro over the network
A standard Mac "app bundle - completely relocatable and self contained
Many, many more bug fixes and minor feature improvements

We hope you will contact the development team with any questions, comments or concerns. In particular, if you would like to contribute, or find out how to use Avogadro to fit your needs, we hope to hear from you.

Thanks,
-The Avogadro Project
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avogadro

Download:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=165310&package_id=187449

Release Notes:
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Avogadro_0.9.5

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2009-06-02

Avogadro 0.9.4 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.9.4. This is a bug fix release containing small feature enhancements and bug fixes.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows, as well as source code provided under the GNU GPL.

This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from previous releases. The major improvements include:
Improvements to the build system
Improved plotting capabilities of IR spectra graphs
New NWChem and MolPro input file dialogs
Many, many more bug fixes and minor feature improvements

We hope you will contact the development team with any questions, comments or concerns. In particular, if you would like to contribute, or find out how to use Avogadro to fit your needs, we hope to hear from you.

Thanks,
-The Avogadro Project
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avogadro

Download:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=165310&package_id=187449

Release Notes:
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Avogadro_0.9.4

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2009-05-02

Avogadro 0.9.3 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.9.3. This is a bug fix release containing small feature enhancements and bug fixes.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows, as well as source code provided under the GNU GPL.

This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from previous releases. The major improvements include:
Animation of vibrations
Plotting capabilities and IR spectra graphs
Improved rendering of transparent surfaces
Many, many more bug fixes and minor feature improvements

We hope you will contact the development team with any questions, comments or concerns. In particular, if you would like to contribute, or find out how to use Avogadro to fit your needs, we hope to hear from you.

Thanks,
-The Avogadro Project
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avogadro

Download:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=165310&package_id=187449

Release Notes:
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Avogadro_0.9.3

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2009-04-01

Avogadro 0.9.2 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.9.2. This is a bug fix release containing small feature enhancements and bug fixes.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows, as well as source code provided under the GNU GPL.... read more

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2009-03-01

Avogadro 0.9.1 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.9.1. This is a bug fix release containing small feature enhancements and bug fixes.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows, as well as source code provided under the GNU GPL.

This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from previous releases
Among the major improvements:
CPack based Windows NSIS installer
Fixed manifest issues causing issues with Windows installations
Several bugs causing crashes of Avogadro were resolved
Many, many more bug fixes and minor feature improvements

We hope you will contact the development team with any questions, comments or concerns. In particular, if you would like to contribute, or find out how to use Avogadro to fit your needs, we hope to hear from you.

Thanks,
-The Avogadro Project
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avogadro

Download:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=165310&package_id=187449 ... read more

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2009-02-16

Avogadro 0.9.0 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.9.0.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows, as well as source code provided under the GNU GPL.

This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from previous releases
Among the major improvements:
Improved surface and orbital rendering
Import of MOPAC AUX files and on-the-fly computation of molecular orbital cubes and electron density
Multithreaded calculation of orbitals and electron density
Improved Python bindings
Improved molecular mechanics
Rewritten core API
Q-Chem input file generation
Improved user interface
POV-Ray dialog to generate ray-traced images
Many, many more bug fixes and minor feature improvements.

We hope you will contact the development team with any questions, comments or concerns. In particular, if you would like to contribute, or find out how to use Avogadro to fit your needs, we hope to hear from you.

Thanks,
-The Avogadro Project
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avogadro

Download:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=165310&package_id=187449

Release Notes:
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Avogadro_0.9.0

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2009-01-27

Avogadro Converts to GitHub

We've converted the source code for Avogadro to GitHub from the SourceForge SVN service.
Come watch us at http://github.com/cryos/avogadro/

Better yet, make a fork for yourself and contribute!

Posted by Geoff Hutchison 2008-12-29

Avogadro 0.8.1 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.8.1. This is a bug fix release containing small feature enhancements and bug fixes. Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science and related areas. Packages are available for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows, as well as source code provided under the GNU GPL. This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from previous releases

Among the major improvements:
Stability improvements on all platforms.
Improved rendering speed and quality.
Large speed improvement in the manipulate tool.
Links to web site tutorials in Avogadro and some tutorials.
* Many more fixes and improvements...

We hope you will contact the development team with any questions, comments or concerns. In particular, if you would like to contribute, or find out how to use Avogadro to fit your needs, we hope to hear from you.

Thanks,
The Avogadro Project
http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avogadro

Download:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=165310

Release Notes: http://avogadro.sourceforge.net/wiki/Avogadro_0.8.1

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2008-06-08

Avogadro 0.8.0 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.8.0.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux, as well as open source provided under the GNU GPL.

This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from previous releases
Among the major improvements:
Improved surface and orbital rendering
Import of Gaussian checkpoint files and on-the-fly computation of molecular orbital cubes
A new fragment library for faster drawing of molecules
Improved molecular mechanics
Initial support for Gaussian calculations
Initial support for animations -- particularly GROMACS .xtc trajectories.
Improved user interface
Embedded Python interpreter
* Many, many more bug fixes and minor feature improvements.... read more

Posted by Geoff Hutchison 2008-05-19

Avogadro 0.6.1 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.6.1. This is a bug fix release containing a few small feature enhancements and bug fixes. Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux, as well as source code provided under the GNU GPL. This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from previous releases... read more

Posted by Marcus D. Hanwell 2008-03-11

Avogadro 0.6.0 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.6.0, our third development release. As indicated in the jump in version number from 0.6, the program is rapidly reaching a stable 1.0 release series.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux, as well as open source provided under the GNU GPL.... read more

Posted by Geoff Hutchison 2008-02-29

Avogadro 0.2 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro 0.2.0, our second development release.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are available for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux, as well as open source provided under the GNU GPL.

This release includes numerous enhancements and fixes from 0.1, including lots of summer projects by students. Among the major improvements:
Enhanced rendering options: crystallographic cells, transparency, atom labels, custom rendering options
New editing tools: full periodic table, animated rotations, automatic geometry optimization, easy modification of bond lengths and angles
Improved plugin architecture, including a "painter" framework which enables POV-Ray export.
Initial internationalization support, including German and French translations.
* Many, many more...... read more

Posted by Geoff Hutchison 2007-10-23

Avogadro 0.1.0 Released

The Avogadro project is proud to announce the availability of Avogadro
0.1.0, the first official beta release.

Avogadro is an advanced, cross-platform molecular editor designed for
flexible use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling,
bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. Packages are
available for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux, as well as open source
provided under the GNU GPL.... read more

Posted by Geoff Hutchison 2007-05-17