Policy for deprecating GROMACS functionalityΒΆ

Occasionally functionality ceases being useful, is unable to be fixed or maintained, or its user interface needs to be improved. The development team does this sparingly. Broken functionality might be removed without notice if nobody willing to fix it can be found. Working functionality will be changed only after announcing in the previous major release the intent to remove and/or change the form of such functionality. Thus there is typically a year for users and external tool providers to prepare for such changes, and contact the GROMACS developers to see how they might be affected and how best to adapt. There is a current list of deprecated functionality.