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Welcome to the alpha release of the UCSF Computer Graphics Laboratory's
Object Technology Framework (OTF) for molecular modeling and computational

This release just contains the molecule object toolkit.  The IFS (Item
File System), that you may have read about in the Proceedings of the NSF
Scientic Database Projects 1991-1993, will be part of a future release.

The source directory structure is:

	./bin/		source for applications (both developer and end user)
	./lib/		source for linkable libraries
	./doc/		source for documention

The installation tree is the familar:

	${OTFHOME}/bin/		installed programs
	${OTFHOME}/include/	installed include files for libraries
	${OTFHOME}/lib/		installed code libraries and data files for
	${OTFHOME}/man/		installed manual pages

All of the code is written in C++ and was developed using the GNU project's
gcc and libg++.  It was compiled locally with gcc version 2.5.8 and libg++
version 2.5.3.  The C++ is fairly generic, but there are dependencies on the
container classes provided by the libg++ library.  We plan to add support
for other container class libraries in a future release.  g++ 2.5.8 did not
work for us on the NeXT platform and we went back to version 2.5.4.

The Makefile's in the the source hierarchy support three different types
of installation, sysv.install, bsd.install, and osf1.install.  You should
be able to do a "make xxxx.install" in this directory and have everything
install correctly.

There is a mailing list, for reporting bugs and for
general discussion of the OTF.  Send mail to to
be put on the mailing list.  We are especially interested in hearing
about what functionality you think should be added.

	Greg Couch,
	March 1994
Modified: Tue Nov 7 17:00:00 1995 GMT
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