From: Ben Chern (
Date: Mon Mar 31 2008 - 21:39:41 CDT

I want to show some chemical properties, e.g. bond energy, but I would not
wish to do that using script.
I have tried the CVS, but the error still exists.
Would you please send me a tar file of the Windows build area for VMD?
Thank you very much.

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 11:29 PM, John Stone <> wrote:

> Ben,
> Before you embark on building VMD for windows from the source
> code, I would ask if there's a specific reason you want to do this?
> It's actually a fair amount of work to compile VMD on the Windows platform
> because you have to first compile Tcl/Tk, FLTK, and various other
> libraries,
> all with the right combination of C library static/dynamic linkage mode,
> and so on, even before you begin with VMD itself. While you can certainly
> do it, it's probably a full day project even for someone that knows what
> exactly what they're doing. Most of the effort really goes into fixing
> the
> build settings of all of the other libraries that VMD gets linked against
> so they are all consistent.
> Once the libraries are compiled, the next step is to build the VMD
> plugins.
> From there, VMD itself is compiled, using all of the other libraries
> compiled up to that point. Building VMD at this last stage is pretty
> straightforward.
> If you are unable to resolve your firewall issues, I can send you a tar
> file of the Windows build area for VMD so you can build from the source
> tar distribution instead.
> Cheers,
> John Stone
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 05:13:38PM +0800, Ben Chern wrote:
> > Hello, I'm trying to compile the VMD source code under Windows XP. I've
> read
> > the mail-list archive. There exists one message 'Use the one in the
> > msvc/winvmd directory...
> > ', but I can find nothing in the msvc/winvmd directory, my VMD version
> is
> > 1.8.6.
> > Is there anyone who has successfully compiled VMD1.8.6 under Windows XP?
> >
> > --
> > Ben
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