From: Giacomo Fiorin (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2018 - 08:40:36 CDT

This is not a reply to the previous message, whose author didn't ask for

For other readers of the list, NAMD has a Gerrit portal:

The code base of VMD still uses CVS, but this is easy to track it with a
private Git repository, from which John integrates changes.

On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 3:19 PM Vlastimil Zíma <>

> Hi everybody,
> as I'm finishing my PhD and heading out of world of molecular dynamics, I
> will most likely no longer use VMD.
> I've tried several times to provide patches to VMD, but since it's so
> cumbersome, I'll put my effort into some other project. As I work as a
> programmer for several years now and also participate in open source
> projects I can only recommend to open the VMD source code to more
> developers. Using CVS and having patches send over email is a terrible
> approach when there are services such as GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket and
> others and modern version control systems.
> All my molecular dynamics related projects are now open for new
> maintainers, as I most likely will no longer support them:
> *
> *
> *
> Well, all my projects at github are open for contributions, you can check
> any of those at
> Best wishes
> Vlastimil Zíma

Giacomo Fiorin
Associate Professor of Research, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Contractor, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD