[Debichem-devel] Bug#522560: ITP: bist -- chemical drawing tool

David Paleino d.paleino at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 07:58:44 UTC 2009

On 05 Apr 2009 00:26:35 +0100, Chris Walker wrote:

> David Paleino <d.paleino at gmail.com> writes:
> > * Package name    : bist
> David, 
>       You should probably mention this package on the debian-science list. 

Hello Chris,
CCing debian-science now, and debichem-devel (debichem people: please CC me) --
also CCing upstream.

I also requested membership to debian-science -- I was member once, but
preferred to work on debian-med at the time ;)

> > I'm very open to discuss a better short description :)
> You might like to consider which category it would fit on
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianScience/Chemistry and make that obvious
> in the description.

It's a "2-D chemical drawing tool" for sure, thank you -- I'll fix the short

> You might want also to answer the question what features does it have
> that the others don't.

It's a small software requiring few dependencies (but I see that there are
others already), but what is (or would be [1]) a killer-feature is its ability
to have plugins.
Also, one can create own "rings", meaning particular molecule structures, with
"simple" [2] text files.

[1] I never tried, but there is support.
[2] upstream: this should probably be better documented! ;)

> It also doesn't answer for me why I should choose that package rather than
> the others listed on the wiki page.

IMVHO, having choice is always good.


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