[Libreoffice] LibreOffice WikiHelp

Jan Holesovsky kendy at suse.cz
Fri Nov 26 05:26:30 PST 2010

Hi Christian, David,

On 2010-11-26 at 14:04 +0100, Christian Lohmaier wrote:

> > So where would the "root" editing of the source text be done?
> In the actual sources, in git.
> For help it would be
> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/help/tree/helpcontent2/source
> for other stuff like UI strings in the corresponding files that define
> a dialog/the corresponding menu-entry.
> > Where is
> > the "definitive" version of the source texts that serves as the
> > reference for all the international translations?
> In the sources of LO.

Yes, this is the status quo, and also the thing I would like to change -
that the WikiHelp would become the 'root' source for help.  My goal is
to make the work for the Help authors as easy as possible - so that they
do not have to learn the help XML format (or the tricks & macros that
make it editable from LibO).

Of course, for the other elements like the UI, it still has to work as
you explained - LibO sources as the source of the texts for

> > (Actually, I think that's the question currently being discussed in
> > this thread...
> Nope, the question is here on how to make helpcontent (that is usually
> shipped with the product, i.e. what you get when you press <F1>) also
> available on the web (as the current windows installer doesn't include
> help at all)

When we have the WikiHelp set up, I'd like to turn the problem around -
how to generate a good off-line help (that you'd be able to include in
the installation) out of the Wiki version :-)

[Luckily, there are tools out there to turn the Wiki markup into
Docbook, and other formats.]


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