VMD-L Mailing List
From: Axel Kohlmeyer (akohlmey_at_gmail.com)
Date: Wed Jul 09 2014 - 13:01:10 CDT
On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Vlastimil Zíma <zima_at_karlov.mff.cuni.cz> wrote:
> Hi Axel,
> I have no intentions of (re-)distributing the source code of VMD, but I'm
> not into learning CVS. I believe it's understandable since last version was
> released in 2008.
there is no need to learn CVS. it simply gives you read-only access to
the development sources.
you can use whatever SCM system for your developments you prefer.
overall the internal APIs of VMD have been very stable over the last
years, so it is rarely an issue to be somewhat out of sync. all
contributions are reviewed by developers before being committed to the
CVS and development is centralized anyway, so there is currently
little pressure to change this. i personally don't use CVS for
anything anymore, but there is really not a problem with having VMD
under CVS in the current development process.
> Anyway, thanks for your answers.
> 2014-07-09 17:15 GMT+02:00 Axel Kohlmeyer <akohlmey_at_gmail.com>:
>> On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 7:35 AM, Vlastimil Zíma <zima_at_karlov.mff.cuni.cz>
>> > Hi all,
>> > does anybody know how to contribute to VMD? I have found several minor
>> > bugs
>> > in last years, but I never report them since I never find out how to do
>> > so.
>> > I haven't found any document about contribution other than sparse notes
>> > in
>> > FAQ.
>> > I'd like to know
>> > * How do I find if bug was already reported?
>> near impossible.
>> > * How to report bug?
>> send a bug report to vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
>> > * How to check that my fix didn't break anything else? Are there any
>> > tests
>> > available?
>> depends on what kind of fix this is.
>> > * How to share a patch?
>> send an e-mail to vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
>> > * Is there any official repository with VMD source code in git or other
>> > modern VCS?
>> VMD is (still) managed in CVS repository. a read-only version of that
>> is available. please note the licensing conditions of VMD, which put
>> restrictions on how the sources can be "exported".
>> > Thanks in advance
>> > Vlastik
>> Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer akohlmey_at_gmail.com http://goo.gl/1wk0
>> College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA
>> International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.
-- Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer akohlmey_at_gmail.com http://goo.gl/1wk0 College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.