[gmx-developers] Missing wiki pages?

Mark Abraham mark.j.abraham at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 17:30:33 CET 2015


In response to feedback that our webpage was too confusing and it was hard
to find information, I recently removed a good number of things that were
broken, out of date, duplicating Wikipedia poorly, or duplicating our own
docs. In the case of file format pages, these always duplicated the former
online manual, and this content is now in the user guide, as Roland linked.
Back in the day when we released code every couple of years, a static wiki
was a good way of providing a low barrier to entry to getting some
documentation written. In principle, that content could change between
versions, and stuff on a static webpage just begs to go out of date.

Ideally, whatever web page engine we use would have a redirect-to-offsite
(or replace-all-links) option, but I didn't find such when I looked.
Frankly, we need to burn the webpage and start again...


On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 4:57 PM Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I went looking for some pages on the wiki to provide to a user that had
> some
> questions, and I found that the ones I was looking for were totally gone.
> For
> instance,
> http://www.gromacs.org/Documentation/File_Formats/specbond.dat
> used to have a description (that I wrote) about the contents of the file.
> After
> a bit of searching, it seems the entire "File_Formats" section is gone.
> Does
> anyone know what happened?  I can't see a reason for deleting all this
> information, but I found nothing in the editing history about it.  Many
> pages
> link to pages in the File_Formats section, e.g.
> http://www.gromacs.org/Documentation/How-tos/Making_Disulfide_Bonds
> (which still
> exists), so we've got lots of broken links and non-existent Google results.
> -Justin
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