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PyMOL v2.2 Release Notes

Release Date: July 24, 2018


  • MAE export with basic styling (color, representation, labels)
  • MAE export with group hierarchy
  • Nucleic acid mutagenesis wizard

Features (Incentive PyMOL only)

  • MAE export with properties
  • Stereochemistry (“stereo”) labeling with RDKit or Schrodinger backend (external dependencies, set SCHRODINGER environment variable or install RDKit with “conda install -c rdkit rdkit” into PyMOL's conda environment)


  • Grouping in object menu: A > group > …
  • Secondary structure update from sequence viewer: right-click > ss > …
  • Atom right-click > object > disable others


Runtime (conda packages)

  • Anaconda 5.0.0 build environment
  • Python 2.7 and 3.6 for all platforms (Windows, Linux, macOS - 64bit)

Open-Source PyMOL Updates

  • Ported graphics shaders and related code from Incentive PyMOL:
    • improved labels: multiline support, background color, connectors (various label_* settings)
    • support for background images (bg_image_filename)
    • Order-independent transparency (transparency_mode 3)
    • fixes stick_ball setting
    • fixes “lines” crash with certain low-end graphics drivers
  • Moved code repository to github

Bug Fixes


PyMOL v2.2.1 Maintenance Release (September 3, 2018)

  • APBS Plugin: improve support for non-globular shaped molecules by using a cube-shaped coarse grid
  • scene update: preserve message
  • MAE import: ignore i_pdb_PDB_serial for compatibility with Maestro's “Send to PyMOL” surface transfer

PyMOL v2.2.2 Maintenance Release (October 9, 2018)

  • driver hotfix (preliminary): precomputed_lighting for Intel HD Graphics 620
  • detect display HiDPI change (e.g. when unplugging mirrored display)
  • macOS: Gatekeeper friendly license location fallback: “/Library/Application Support/Schrodinger/licenses”

PyMOL v2.2.3 Maintenance Release (November 6, 2018)

  • driver hotfix (improved): precomputed_lighting for Intel driver 24.20.100.*
  • ignore BOM (unicode byte order mark) in license files
  • fix pip wrapper

PyMOL-2.2.3_1-MacOS.dmg (November 26, 2018)

  • fix mtz import

PyMOL v2.2.4 Maintenance Release

  • backported from 2.3.0: Picking with use_shaders=off and lines/nonbonded
  • Windows with Python 2.7: Fix license file install with non-ASCII characters in user's home path
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