The authors would particularly like to thank those individuals who have contributed suggestions and improvements, particularly those contributing new features. Special thanks go to Andrew Dalke, Alexander Balaeff, Ilya Balabin, Eamon Caddigan, Jordi Cohen, Markus Dittrich, Todd Furlong, Paul Grayson, Justin Gullingsrud, Barry Isralewitz, Sergei Izrailev, Axel Kohlmeyer, Jan Saam, Charles Schwieters, and John Stone. The entire VMD user community now benefits from your suggestions and contributions.
The authors would like to thank the members of the Theoretical Biophysics group, past and present, who have helped tremendously in making suggestions, pushing for new features, and trying out bug-ridden code. Thanks go to Michael Bach, Ilya Balabin, Alexander Balaeff, Daniel Barsky, Tom Bishop, Robert Brunner, Jordi Cohen, Mu Gao, Paul Grayson, Ivo Hofacker, Xiche Hu, Tim Isgro, Barry Isralewitz, Dorina Kosztin, Ilya Logunov, Jim Phillips, Ari Shinozaki, Svilen Tzonev, Kirby Vandivort, Willy Wriggers, Dong Xu, and Feng Zhou. Thanks also to all of you who have tried out the program.
Many external libraries and packages are used in VMD, and the program would not be as capable without them. The authors of VMDwish to thank the authors of FLTK; the authors of Tcl and Tk; the authors of Python; the authors of VRPN; Jon Leech for uniform point distributions; Amitabh Varshney for SURF; Dmitrij Frishman for developing STRIDE; Jack Lund for the url_get perl script; Brad Grantham for the ACTC triangle consolidation library; John Stone for the Tachyon ray tracer and Spaceball drivers; and Ethan Merrit for one of the ribbon drawing algorithms.
We also received invaluable assistance from people who got the source code and sent in patches and explicit bug reports. The VMD developers would like to thank Axel Berg, Andrew Dalke, Rick Kufrin, Joe Landman, Clare Macrae, Lukasz Salwinski, Stephen Searle, Charles Schwieters, Michael Tiemann, Raymond de Vries, and Simon Warfield for their bug fixes and correspondence.