[MMTK] vmd-l: Calling Python hackers.... (fwd from johns@ks.uiuc.edu)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Feb 4 23:11:49 CET 2005

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From: John Stone <johns at ks.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 14:56:59 -0600
To: vmd-l at ks.uiuc.edu, vmd at ks.uiuc.edu
Subject: vmd-l: Calling Python hackers....
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In my quest to upgrade VMD's built-in Python interpreter 
to something less archaic than Python 2.2.2, I've been trying
to build and link the Python 2.3.x and 2.4.x series on all of
the VMD target platforms, but unfortunately the Python configure
scripts seem hopelessly broken for compilation on 64-bit 
architectures such as Solaris, IRIX, etc.  Has anyone successfully
compiled Python on 64-bit machines other than Linux x86_64?
(Linux x86_64 works by coincidence only due to the default
 behavior of gcc on those systems)

Unless I can get Python to compile and run cleanly on all of the
supported VMD target architectures, I'll be stuck shipping VMD 1.8.3
with the older Python 2.2.2 interpreter, which while old, does in fact
build correctly on 64-bit machines.   

I'm also battling getting Numeric compiled correctly on Win32, but that's
not as much of a deal killer since I do have Python itself built there.

  John Stone
  vmd at ks.uiuc.edu

NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
University of Illinois, 405 N. Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Email: johns at ks.uiuc.edu                 Phone: 217-244-3349              
  WWW: http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~johns/      Fax: 217-244-6078

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