Agreed, Otis. I realized after reading your message that a version of JSmol that worked that way would be highly desirable, provided the process of loading files as needed is acceptable from a user experience perspective.

Cheers, Mike


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Michael Evans
Organic Chemistry Graduate Student, Moore Group
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Otis Rothenberger <osrothen@chemagic.com> wrote:
Michael,

I understand your concern, but I'm think about page application development.

If I understand Bob correctly, then functionality would be loaded from server as needed. These loads would be controlled by the page application developer so that it's hidden from users. If that's what Bob is suggesting, I think it would be great.

Otis
On Jan 30, 2013, at 1:33 PM, Michael Evans wrote:

Bob,
I feel like cherry picking functionality to include would present difficulties to users; e.g. "I thought JSmol could do x, but it can't!"

This is a wild idea, but could the entire command-running apparatus be decoupled from display and mouse actions, with significant savings in code size? I'm imagining something like a kiosk mode, without the machinery of scripting behind it.

I understand this may not be possible; just wanted to throw it out there.

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, Robert Hanson wrote:
I'm wondering if we should try to produce a really trimmed-down "lite" version of Jmol -- a very very minimal core set of functionality that could have better load performance on mobile devices for very basic tasks.

Maybe just

wireframe
spacefill
balls&sticks
no text
no math (just simple "Rasmol-like" script commands)
just XYZ/MOL file reading

(basically a ChemDoodle-HTML5-only-like level of capability)

What would be a reasonable goal for code size?

Suggestions?

(I think I could make it to automatically load additional functionality as needed.)

Bob


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Chair, Chemistry Department
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN
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If nature does not answer first what we want,
it is better to take what answer we get.

-- Josiah Willard Gibbs, Lecture XXX, Monday, February 5, 1900



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Michael Evans
Organic Chemistry Graduate Student, Moore Group
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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