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What is GPeriodic?

GPeriodic is a periodic table application for Linux. It allows you to browse through a periodic table of the elements, and view detailed information on each of the elements. 118 elements are currently listed.


Fri Jan 18 10:41:53 EST 2002 - Jonas Frantz <> sent in a patch that added lattice structure and lattice constants, as well as filling in some atomic radiuses that were not present in previous versions.

Mon Aug 27 22:13:19 EDT 2001 - Costantino Ceoldo <> provided a patch that added the following data points, and associated code, for each element:

  • Atomic Radius
  • Covalent Radius
  • Ionic Radius
  • Atomic Volume
  • Specific Heat
  • Fusion Heat
  • Evaporation Heat
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • First Ionizing Engergy
  • Oxidation states
  • Electron Configuration

Thu Apr 5 12:54:37 EDT 2001 - A development release of gperiodic [1.3.0] is now available. This version starts a data abstraction plan, introduces new command line switches for retreiving data, and an interactive shell.

Wed Apr 4 14:14:31 EDT 2001 - A new version of gperiodic is now available 1.2.6a. This fixes a bug in the build where the po/Makefile wasn't getting rebuilt properly.

Thu Jul 13 09:58:20 EDT 2000 - A new section has been added to discuss the future of GPeriodic. This will eventualy include what's in development, new or desired features or additional information, and potential related applications.

Tue Mar 7 09:18:18 EST 2000 - Apparently there is now a full Dutch translation, that doesn't use the GNU gettext library. Myckel Habets has provided the full translation of GPeriodic, and made it available here.

Wed Sep 8 10:14:50 EDT 1999 - Version 1.2.6 now includes support for Italian thanks to Ambrogio Oliva. You can download it from the ftp area.

Thu Jul 29 12:18:05 EDT 1999 - Version 1.2.5 is avilable in the usual place. This version adds Dutch support provided by: Koen Kooi.

Thu Jul 22 16:36:50 EDT 1999 - Version 1.2.4 has been prepareed. It's available in both source tar file and RPM, both from the download area. Chagnes include enhanced German translations, and portability changes.

Fri Jul 16 08:48:43 EDT 1999 - I was just dropped a note by one of the the members of the Stampede Linux distribution that GPeriodic will become part of it!

Wed Jul 14 10:16:00 EDT 1999 - Now with color! Version 1.2.1 is in the download area, and as evidenced by the latest screenshot the elements are now colored by grouping.

Mon Jul 12 15:11:22 EDT 1999 - Version 1.2.0 is ready for public consumption. See the changelog for more details.

Thu Jul 1 10:09:23 EDT 1999 - I just took my first crack at using rpm. You can get the rpm for GPeriodic from the downloads area.

Wed Jun 30 16:52:53 EDT 1999 - Whew! Another new version: 1.1.0. This version has partial support for Portuguese.

Wed Jun 30 11:02:26 EDT 1999 - New look/feel for the site...

Wed Jun 30 10:15:38 EDT 1999 - 1.0.7 is now available. This version adds a German translation of the table data, and French language fixes.

Tue Jun 29 14:19:22 EDT 1999 - 1.0.6 has been released. This version adds Spanish support.

Tue Jun 29 14:06:28 EDT 1999 - We've just graceously been given this space to house the web site, and ftp archive. Over the next few days I should be migrating from our old home at BGW, and it should become a kind of mirror of this site.