From: Nuno Cerqueira (
Date: Thu Dec 16 2021 - 11:55:55 CST

Hello Artur

Why don't you use the VMDStore plug-in. Have a look at:;!!DZ3fjg!ogBhsfFm5apUhx2aC1dXfGrcjCAP0CpFvBOBCLn8I8WoyMs7rdNc4PounJp2e2c5Bw$
It was developed by us with this purpose in mind. Share the plugin in our
group and others that are interested in it.
Have a look to it.
This is a useful plug-in that allows the plugins to remain active and be
used by everyone. Otherwise they will be forgotten and ultimately not
A lot of work has been done by several researchers to provide extra
functionalities to VMD through plug-ins. Unfortunatly, VMD development team
has never paid much attention to it. VMDStore was our contribution to
change this.

If you need any help, please contact us.



On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 3:16 PM Arthur Pereira da Fonseca <> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I developed a program to help me run some analysis on a dcd MD. This
> program uses mostly VMD to perform such analysis. Now I want to distribute
> this program to my research group and other people interested. Looking at
> the VMD's license file I saw:
> 2. Licensee may, at its own expense, create and freely distribute
> complimentary works that interoperate with the Software, directing others
> to
> the TCBG server to license and obtain the Software itself.
> The problem is I'm deploying my program as a Docker container, and I need
> a binary VMD included. Is it possible? Can I verify that the user got a
> license for VMD? Is there any framework that I can use to validate an user?