From: Christian Leitold (
Date: Wed Jul 15 2015 - 05:46:52 CDT

OK, how excatly can I change the version number? For the tcl plugins, there
is the pkgIndex.tcl file, but what is the equivalent for the molfile
plugins? In xyzplugin.c, there is the "RCS INFORMATION" block, with the
line "$Revision: 1.37 $ $Date: 2015/07/15 12:14:n.c35 $" that I have
changed accordingly, but this has no effect whatsoever.


On 14 July 2015 at 18:25, Christian Leitold <>

> Hello,
> On 14 July 2015 at 18:21, Axel Kohlmeyer <> wrote:
>> two things:
>> - you have to increase the (minor) version number of the plugin (this
>> is how VMD checks whether it should bother to replace a plugin)
>> - you may not be able to load files directly from the command line
>> (file loading is initiated early in the startup sequence and then you
>> may only have the linked in plugin available, but not yet have the
>> plugin manager load external plugins).
> thanks for your fast reply. I'll try your suggestion as soon as possible!
> Cheers,
> Christian