July 20, 2016: PyMOL v126.96.36.199 (bugfix release) fixes a critical picking bug. See release notes.
April 6, 2016: PyMOL v188.8.131.52 (bugfix release) is available. See release notes.
September 11, 2015: Schrödinger is now accepting applications for the PyMOL Open-Source Fellowship program! Deadline November 1st, 2015. Read more...
September 4, 2014: Schrödinger is now accepting applications for the PyMOL Open-Source Fellowship program! Deadline November 1st, 2014. Read more...
Aug 21, 2012: PyMOL on the iPad has been released.
February 7, 2011: Volume visualization announced for upcoming PyMOL v1.4 release.
September 9, 2010: Congratulations to Michael Lerner for being awarded the Warren L. DeLano Memorial PyMOL Open-Source Fellowship for 2010-2011.
September 3, 2010: The incentive AxPyMOL plugin (v1.0r1) and the free AxPyMOL Reader plugin (v1.0r1) are now available for download at http://pymol.org/ax.
August 17th, 2010: JyMOL v1.0 is released.
August 11, 2010: The new PyMOL site is launched!
August 08, 2010: PyMOL v1.3r1 is released. This version of PyMOL fixes and improves the 'fetch' command, adds new measurement wizard features, adds File>Save Molecule filtering options, and more. Download now.
January 8, 2010: PyMOL acquired by Schrödinger
NEW YORK, NY (January 8, 2010) - Schrödinger announced today that it has reached an agreement with the estate of the late Dr. Warren L. DeLano to continue the development, support, and sales of the PyMOL software package.
PyMOL is a best-in-class interactive visualization and presentation molecular modeling environment used by scientists worldwide. Prior to his unexpected passing on November 3, 2009, PyMOL's creator, Dr. Warren DeLano, had been working closely with Schrödinger for over a year, and in constant discussions concerning ways to progressively integrate the companies' products. "It is with a heavy heart and a great sense of humility that we pick up Warren's mantle," said Dr. Ramy Farid, Schrödinger's President, "Warren was a true visionary who will be greatly missed; we're humbled to be chosen to pick up where he left off and will strive to honor his memory by continuing in the spirit and tradition of PyMOL."
Under the agreement, Schrödinger will take over continued development and maintenance, as well as support and sales of PyMOL, including all current subscriptions. Schrödinger will also continue to actively support the open-source community of PyMOL. "Warren really enjoyed working with the folks at Schrödinger," said Ms. Beth Pehrson, the late Dr. DeLano's wife, "I know this is what Warren wanted for PyMOL's future."