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Plugin source files and directory structure
The plugin source tree is split into several directories comprised of various shell scripts, C/C++ source code, Tcl/Python components, link libraries, installers, etc. The list below briefly enumerates the main directories of interest and what they contain:
- The top level directory contains README files, a Makefile simplifying plugin compilation, and any log files generated during compilation.
- molfile_plugin This directory contains the source code and makefiles for all of the molecule file reader/translator plugins.
- CVS This directory is used by the CVS revision control system we use to develop the plugins. It doesn't contain anything of direct interest to a normal developer.
- compile Compiled plugin object files, header files, shared libraries, and static libraries, split out by target architecture.
- doc Documentation related files
Plugin Makefiles and build scripts
The scripts and Makefiles listed below are of particular interest to people compiling their own plugins:
- build.csh The build.csh script contains platform-specific configurations and runs a sequence of commands to build plugins on a network of workstations. This file must be customized if it is to be used by people outside of UIUC.
- Makefile This makefile contains all of the standard plugin compilations options we use to compile the plugins we distribute with VMD.
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