From: nlabello (
Date: Tue Mar 08 2011 - 16:00:25 CST

If any MSI folks want to take the beta for a spin before they make the
actual release

     module load vmd/1.9b3

in any of the Linux labs (BMSDL/BSCL/SDVL/CGL).


> Beta 3 is effectively feature-complete and I am now
> just trying to squash any major bugs that haven't
> already been fixed.
> Of particular note in VMD 1.9 beta 3:
> VMD 1.9 beta 3 is compiled against the latest
> stable FLTK version 1.1.10. This should fix a few outstanding
> issues with the behavior of the graphical interface on MacOS X.
> I would very much like to hear from any MacOS X users that
> encounter any new problems with the GUI in this beta version.
> Another significant change to this beta for MacOS X relates
> to the way that the NVIDIA CUDA libraries are linked to the
> application. More Mac users should now see their machines
> detect and benefit from CUDA acceleration in VMD than was
> the case previously. The NVIDIA CUDA drivers still have
> installed (a separate download) in order for CUDA support to
> be enabled for MacOS X, even with these changes.
> I am also seeking feedback from Windows users, in case people
> have trouble running either the CUDA or non-CUDA builds for Windows.
> If you have trouble downloading, installing, or running
> the beta versions, please let me know so we can resolve
> any lingering issues before the final release.
> I am hoping to make the final VMD 1.9 release in the next
> week to 10 days if no major problems arise.
> The release notes and documentation for this beta version
> are posted here and will be updated as I close in on the
> final release:
> Cheers,
> John Stone

Nicholas P. Labello, Ph.D.
Scientific Computing Consultant
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
for Advanced Computational Research
University of Minnesota
Walter Library #521
117 Pleasant Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455