The following are a list of know issues with the latest release. This list
does not include feature requests, just things that do not work as intended.
- On Mac OS X you can not paste graphics copied from MacMolPlt into
applications such as Word or ChemDraw. This appears to be due to a
change in the wxWidgets library such that it copies out a pdf version
of the image. A workaround is to open Preview.app and choose "New from
Clipboard" from the file menu. You can then copy the image in preview
and paste into Word, etc.
- The lighting setup was changed in version 7.3 such that the same
lighting preference setting from an older version gives a darker
appearance in the new version. You may need to open the Preferences
window to the 3D Preferences section and adjust the lighting slider
controls to restore the light and color levels to your taste.
- MacMolPlt fails to parse the output from recent versions of FireFly.
The Firefly developers have decided to fork FireFly away from the GAMESS
code base. As the GAMESS code is replaced with non-compatible code you
can expect MacMolPlt and similar tools to be less and less compatible
with FireFly. MacMolPlt should be fully compatible with WinGAMESS and
other builds of the GAMESS code base.
- 32 bit builds will not parse files larger than 2 GB. This might be
addressed in 7.4.3 and later, but has not been verified as fixed.
- Builds using wxWidgets 2.9.1 (windows and Mac) do not have the right
default size for the preferences dialog. However, the user can simply
resize the preference window.
- The Mac binary built against wx 2.9.1 gets very slow when the progress
dialog is in view.
- The current wxMacMolPlt does not open the binary files produced by
the original MacMolPlt up to version 5.5. To read old binary files you can
download MacMolPlt 5.6.2
For users with intel based Macs, get info on the downloaded MacMolPlt 5.6.2
and check the "Open in Rosetta" box. Otherwise you will get error messages
about corrupt data when reading the old binary files. Once read in save the
file to a new name which will automatically be in the new CML format.