OpenBabel integration request

Hi All,

A frequent request is wanting to use the OpenBabel node in workflows but of course this does not work for most people as it is not installed. Additionally, the operation of this node is controlled by the location of its installation, if this varies between user installations then the node will fail unless reconfigured. This is quite likely as the default installation path changes between different versions.

So my request is whether OpenBabel software can be bundled in with the chemistry package of nodes when they are downloaded from the KNIME Update Site. This way all chemistry users will have Open Babel, and it will always be installed in the same location and everyone will have the same version.

Many Thanks,



There is a lot of functionality buried in OpenBabel beyond format conversions, and this would be a neccessary first step to access those functions.

(the other) Simon.