From: John Stone (
Date: Sat May 22 2004 - 00:31:39 CDT

  As of yet, we haven't started building the Win32 versions of VMD with
Python due to complications in the installation process that I still have
to work out, but with some work I may be able to get this done for VMD 1.8.3,
depending on how the timing works out. The Python bindings for VMD weren't
really mature until about mid-2003, so it is a bigger issue now than it was
back in 2002. I don't have Python built-into several of the other Unix
builds yet either. So, I do have a number of platforms to add the Python
interpreter to in addition to Windows. I'm not trying to punish the Windows
users, I've just been swamped working on other features and just haven't
gotten to it yet. I'll give it a shot for VMD 1.8.3. Some of the problems
we had with back in 2002 should be a non-issue now, so it ought to be much
easier to solve this now than it was before.

  John Stone

On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 07:49:17AM -0800, Travis DePuy wrote:
> I stumbled upon a message dated Jan 2002 relating how VMD didn't have python enabled windows binaries.
> Any thing new since? I also found a posting about CygWin, but there weren't (aren't?) any build scripts.
> The last one also mentions something about being able to compile VMD using MS Visual C++. That is not really an option in my case as I am a poor college student. Is there anything new regarding VMD python for windows?
> Help is much appreciated
> Travis
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