LGPL Compliance Information
The LGPL is a license provided by the
Free Software Foundation to ease the coexistance of commercial and free software. You can
read the license here. YASARA is linked with the
Simple Direct Media Layer library that is released under the LGPL.
We cannot provide support if YASARA is dynamically linked with other versions of the libraries. If you nevertheless want to try,
here are some hints: The Windows version of SDL was patched to add support for event timestamps. YASARA will therefore only work with its own SDL library. The Linux version of SDL had to be statically linked,
because of two issues: 1) Most default Linux installations contain SDL libraries without quad-buffered stereo support. Updating SDL requires root privileges,
which many users don't have. 2) When YASARA is dynamically linked with SDL, it sometimes freezes in the pthread library on startup,
if the SDL library and YASARA were compiled with different versions of GCC. This behavior was confirmed for Suse Linux
GPL Compliance Information
The GPL is a more restrictive license, which does not allow linking of GPLed and non-GPLed software. YASARA is shipped with OpenBabel, a GPLed collection of conversion tools for molecular file formats. By default, you will only find the OpenBabel executable in subdirectory yasara/bab. Support for reading/writing YASARA objects has been added to OpenBabel, and until it appears in the official release, you can download the modified source code here .