I’d like to edit the parts concerning ACPYPE in Gromacs Manual. I’m reading v 2020.5 and it has references to a very old version.
you can contribute to the project on our Gitlab (GROMACS / GROMACS · GitLab). Please check if the links are still outdated in the current supported version (release-2021 and the coming release-2022 branch). Then we can help you with getting a merge request ready with the changes you want to make.
I see the doc repository you have updated ACPYPE correctly 2 years ago.
But there’s another entry using the old name
acpypi (docs/user-guide/force-fields.rst · release-2021 · GROMACS / GROMACS · GitLab) that need to be updated.
What would the be right procedure assuming I can’t change the file directly. Should I fork, do my changes and then do a PR?
Yes, you can make a fork and then create the Merge Request.
We also have Contribute to GROMACS — GROMACS 2021.4 documentation with some guidelines for doing this. You can tag me as a reviewer on the MR, I’m acmnpv on Gitlab.
I forgot to ask, should I fork from Master then, right? Or do you expect me to fix other branches? If so, which ones?
You can fork from release-2021 or release-2022, fixes from those branches are later merged into master. This way we don’t need to apply the patch in several places.