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.
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.