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Maintained by Picture of Geoffrey Rowland Geoffrey Rowland
Jmol/JSmol filter for embedding interactive 3D chemical structures.
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Jmol/JSmol filter for embedding interactive 3D chemical structures in Moodle. The master branch uses JSmol, the HTML5/JavaScript version, tested with Moodle 2.3.x and later versions. The MOODLE_2_STABLE branch uses the Jmol Java applet with Moodle 2.0.x and later versions. The MOODLE_19_STABLE branch uses the Jmol Java applet with Moodle 1.9.x and earlier. The Jmol filter was originally written by Dan Stowell and is now maintained by Geoff Rowland.

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  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 10:10 AM
    Thanks for sharing this!
  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Tue, Jul 2, 2013, 1:29 PM
    Hi,
    I've noticed this recently:

    the file yui/jsmol/JME/JME.jar isn't GPL. http://www.molinspiration.com/jme/ states non-cmmercial use only and as such is not GPL. Please ensure that non-GPL software is not included in your zip so we can approve it.

    Please see http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Plugin_validation#Manual_checks.

    Fyi, an alternative seems to be this:
    http://peter-ertl.com/jsme/ -- contains BSD 3-clause license (GPL compatible)
  • Picture of Geoffrey Rowland
    Tue, Jul 2, 2013, 5:43 PM
    Hi Aparup



    Apologies for overlooking this. The JME.jar was only included as a matter of convenience and can be deleted.



    I'm in the process of fixing a few bugs and will remove JME.jar from the updated version.
  • Picture of Geoffrey Rowland
    Wed, Jul 3, 2013, 4:36 AM
    Hi again Aparup
    I have now updated the code on github (master branch) but am not sure how to add the updated code to this plugins database.
    Thanks
  • Picture of Geoffrey Rowland
    Wed, Jul 3, 2013, 4:41 AM
    Ahah!

    I have just seen the Administration block on the right!

    Having updated on Github, Should I 'Edit this plugin' or 'Add a new version'?

    Then 'Schedule this plugin for reapproval'?

    Please advise

    Geoff
  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Wed, Jul 3, 2013, 7:51 PM
    Hi Geoffrey,
    yes, do 'Add a new version' and hide the old version (via download versions tab). schedule it for approval, scheduling for approval seems to be done already i notice smile.

    Also please read the following FAQ created recently, it hopefully explains how to clarify this plugin better.

    http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Plugin_validation#Q:_I.27ve_a_plugin_to_share_that_requires_closed_.28or_non-GPL_compatible.29_source_software._Can_i_share_this_in_the_plugins_directory.3F
  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Wed, Jul 3, 2013, 8:08 PM
  • Picture of Andreas Schenkel
    Fri, Jan 2, 2015, 5:56 PM
    Version 4.1 does not work in my moodle 2.7.3
    - the filter does not show the 3d-molecule
    - no errormessage is shown

    had to uninstall version 4.1 and reinstall version 4.0
  • Picture of Geoffrey Rowland
    Fri, Jan 2, 2015, 9:11 PM
    Hi Andreas

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Just retested JSmol filter installation and upgrade on Moodle 2.8.1+. This worked for me. I'll shortly set up a Moodle 2.7.3 instance to test further.

    I hope to release a new Jmol filter version 5 in the next week or so which will have a number of performance improvements and new features. So, I'm keen to squash any bugs.
  • Picture of Geoffrey Rowland
    Fri, Jan 2, 2015, 10:38 PM
    Hi again Andreas.

    Just reproduced the issue on a fresh Moodle 2.7.3+ installation. Will investigate further and release an update ASAP.
  • Picture of Geoffrey Rowland
    Sat, Jan 3, 2015, 4:23 AM
    Shoud now be fixed. Tested on Moodle 2.7.3+ and Moodle 2.8.1+
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