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...
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.