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Re: Changing XDrawChem to Bkchem

On Fri, 2008-06-13 at 00:26 -0300, Henrique Junior wrote:
> ´╗┐Friends,
> I've using Fedora as my main distro for a while now (FC 3) and here in
> Brazil, where I study Chemical Engineering, I started to use the
> excellent XDrawChem software, for drawing chemical structures and
> diagrams of reactions. I discovered, however, that the development of
> the program is freezed since November of 2005 [1] and the activities
> in the discutions lists had ceased a long time ago.
> The future of this software seems uncertain and, until this point,
> poor promising, since improvements are not being made and it's
> outdated in comparison of what expect from a system that cares about
> constant evolution.
> After some research and tests, I found the BkChem [2], that it is
> similar in functions, but it's uninterruptedly being developed and
> that, in fact, it had shown better results compared to the XdrawChem
> could obtain at the moment. The structures are more clear, the methods
> of drawing more refined and the plugins and tools already are compared
> with the ones that the XDrawChem had. The BkChem is distribuited under
> GPL and seems to be a good (and promising) substitute to the deceased
> XdrawChem.
> ´╗┐[1] -  http://xdrawchem.sourceforge.net/ 
> [2] - http://bkchem.zirael.org/ 

Thanks for showing an interest!


Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazqueznet gmail com>

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