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Bist stands for "bidimensional structures" and is a chemical drawing tool. It is focused on organic chemistry, but it may be useful for chemists or teachers as well. Bist support many of the formalisms used to describe molecular structures like single bond, double bond, stereospecific bond, charges, resonance arrows, lone pairs, and so on. It can export both PostScript and PNG formats.

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Recent releases

  •  20 Apr 2008 07:20

    Release Notes: This version fixed a bug that prevented correct label editing.

    •  21 Mar 2008 17:56

      Release Notes: This version includes a brand new icon set, an improved editing mode for text labels, more accurate arrow rendering, improved rendering of PNG files, a new plugin, and several bugfixes. The Debian script should work.

      •  05 Oct 2007 17:06

        Release Notes: Two new plugins have been added. The GUI is more coherent and ergonomic. Many bugs have been fixed, both in the software and installation script. The charge's position around atoms can be set by the user. The arrow appearance should be better now. The free text can be edited. Compile with g++ version 4.2. The license has been updated from the GPLv2 to the GPLv3.

        •  18 Dec 2006 22:03

          Release Notes: This release correctly uses CXXFLAGS in the Makefile.

          •  12 Nov 2006 19:06

            Release Notes: This release fixes a bug that prevented compilation in a 64-bit environment. It should also fix a bug in saving the configuration file. A crash with some versions of xserver has been fixed.


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