From: Alexandre A. Vakhrouchev (
Date: Sat Jun 07 2008 - 10:31:31 CDT

Hi Axel!

So how is it possible to submit such changes? Will be some "bug track" system?

2008/6/7 Axel Kohlmeyer <>:
> On Sat, 7 Jun 2008, Alexandre A. Vakhrouchev wrote:
> AV> Hi all!
> AV>
> AV> I have a strange question: why not all options of Tcl commands are
> AV> documented in User Guide? For example I found "measure dipole ..."
> AV> option typing commands in Tcl/Tk console, but it was not described at
> AV>
> hi alexandre,
> it is _not_ a strange question. these things do happen all the time,
> since when people implement a feature, the documentation is usually
> the last to be written. in this specific case, the command was added
> in a flurry of adding several (it may be 4 or 5 in total) plugins to
> VMD briefly before the 1.8.5 release, IIRC. both, the ir-spectral
> density calculator and the dipole monitor plugin use/need it.
> lets just say, i left it for you to find it. ;-)
> it actually is a good opportunity to promote one of my major
> "pet" projects: (good) documentation has to be written by users,
> _not_ developers. only users know what really matters to other
> users. and there is probably a _lot_ where people wonder, "why
> is this not in the user's guide?"
> everybody, please take it as an invitation to add it yourself.
> even if you are not 100% certain you are the most qualified person,
> the good people managing VMD will make sure it will be ok, and
> you are still helping them a lot.
> cheers,
> axel.
> AV>
> AV>
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Best regards,
Dr. Alexander Vakhrushev
Institute of Applied Mechanics
Dep. of Mech. and Phys.-Chem.
of heterogeneous mediums
UB of Russian Academy of Sciences
34 T. Baramzinoy St.
Izhevsk, Russia 426067
С уважением,
 Вахрушев Александр Александрович
к.ф.-м.н., с.н.с.
Институт прикладной механики
Уральского Отделения
Российской Академии Наук
426067, г. Ижевск
ул. Т. Барамзиной 34