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JMol viewer 1 year 10 months ago #6182

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Hi everyone,

Just wanted confirmation that the following instructions on GitHub still stand regarding installing support for JMOL:

"If you want to install support for JMOL:

1. Backup the file \modules\xerte\parent_templates\Nottingham\wizards\en-GB\data.xwd. You will rebuild this file in step 4.

2. Download and unzip from the downloads section at and unzip it directly into this folder.

3. Enable support for JMOL: edit \src\Nottingham\wizards\en-GB\jmol.xwd and remove the parameter deprecated="We cannot redistribute GPL components. You must install JMOL manually. See instructions in the JMOL folder" from line 9.

4. Goto /build and run rebuildNottingham.bat (Windows) or (Mac / Linux)

5. Users should now be able to add new JMOL page types from the media menu."

We are currently on v3.6 but looking to upgrade to v3.8 in the coming months, will JMOL still work in the newer versions of Xerte?

Many thanks and Merry Christmas
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JMol viewer 1 year 10 months ago #6184

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Hi Alison

We would no longer recommend using the JMol plugin as some security issues were discovered earlier in the year. At the University of Nottingham we have removed the plugin from both Xerte & Moodle - I also don't think the is available to download anymore.

Unfortunately I don't know of any alternative to JMol

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JMol viewer 1 year 7 months ago #6371

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Hi Everyone,
new here, enjoying xerte so far.
Has anyone found an alternative to JMol?
The NGL viewer looks interesting and can be embedded
Has anyone tried this? Is it secure?
Any help gratefully received


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