[gmx-developers] Hidden modules in gmx?

ms devicerandom at gmail.com
Sun Sep 22 22:59:17 CEST 2013

On 22/09/13 22:30, Erik Lindahl wrote:
> As we've discussed at a couple of occasions, many of the analysis
> tools have way too many options that have only been tested in 1-2
> special cases by the author, and when people test these on other
> systems it frequently breaks. I would like to revert back to a case
> where everything we present to users has been tested extensively, and
> in a huge number of combinations.  Any code that has only been tested
> in a special case does not belong in the public distribution, IMHO.

I am a gmx user (joined this ML because I needed to patch gmx long time 
ago for a project, still lurking), and please don't do that. Warning 
extensively that it is beta/poorly tested code is essential, sure. 
Removing it altogether is not so nice. It *might* work anyway, and even 
if it doesn't, people may still be able to patch it, by using it, 
noticing the break and remedy by themselves - and bringing the patch to 

Am I being naive?


Massimo Sandal, Ph.D.

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