From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Tue Jan 20 2009 - 17:31:19 CST

On Fri, 16 Jan 2009, John Stone wrote:


please note that on top of that, this distribution also
contains readline support for the text mode console (not tkcon!)
and filename and (static) command completion through rlwrap.

you can download the latest rlwrap sources from
but many distributions also have precompiled
rlwrap packages (which can be used to add readline
support to many text mode programs that are without).

unfortunately, the alpha distribution does not contain
the completion database file, which is attached here
and needs to be copied into /usr/local/lib/vmd or wherever
you set the defaultvmddir variable to in configure.

any feedback would be highly appreciated.


JS> Hi,
JS> For those that are interested in testing VMD with Tcl/Tk 8.5.6
JS> or those that have previously had problems running the
JS> older VMD builds due to Tcl/Tk bugs related to SCIM input
JS> handling, I have new test builds for Linux and Solaris posted
JS> on the VMD Public project in biocore. See the info here:
JS> There will be several more test builds as I make progress updating
JS> the Mac and Windows builds for Tcl/Tk 8.5.x.
JS> Cheers,
JS> John Stone

Axel Kohlmeyer
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