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RE[4]: Cross-compiling
by lucas_maximus on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Cross-compiling"
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I did a bit of work with OpenBabel for my dissertation (I made a very simple Java app) and was going to release it open source (probably a "do what you f--king want license") with a few bug fixes and a general code clean-up.

The JNI interface was a PITA to link up on Linux and I didn't even attempt it on OpenBSD. The Java interface was generated by SWIG bindings and they were totally different to the Windows versions. It might have been something to do with SWIG but I just gave up there as I was just going to spend maybe an afternoon getting a decent release.

(There was only a few thousand lines of code, and most of it was pretty decent other than some novice mistakes I made at the time).

In the end it bit-rotting in my dropbox. I think I might build a swing front end for it and stick it up on my personal site for anyone who wishes to use it on the OpenBabel google group and if they are inclined they can port it to another OS themselves. I don't really have the time, nor the inclination.

Edited 2013-02-12 18:33 UTC

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