Some advanced warning...
For those keeping current via CVS, building from source, or installing
precompiled unix binaries, here is a quick "heads up!" intended to save
you some minor grief:
For the last six years, the PyMOL launch script has been called
"pymol.com" instead of simply "pymol". I can't remember why I did
things that way, but PyMOL's ".com" convention is different from the
most everything else and for no good reason. The launch script should
just be the name of the program.
Therefore, as of 0.99rc1, the launch script will simply be "pymol". No
big deal right? Well, not so fast: symbolic links, shell aliases,
external scripts, package builders, and end-user habits may all need to
be adjusted after installing this next version. That is why I haven't
changed this before now -- but we should clean this up before 1.0.
So, remember: if you update to PyMOL 0.99rc1 (when it's released) and
suddenly can't launch PyMOL, that is likely what is going on. Either
reset your pointers to "./pymol", or symlink "./pymol" to "./pymol.com"
to preserve the status quo.
PS. If you're on Linux and want to dispatch this chore right now,
http://delsci.com/pre has a suitable build.
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