Shared documentation system

Biju Chacko botsie at
Mon Dec 8 06:50:45 EET 2003

On Sun, 07 Dec 2003 21:37:35 -0600, Shaun McCance wrote:

> On Sun, 2003-12-07 at 20:44, Murphy wrote:
> > And, after all, we can't forget whatever GnuStep, etc
> > help systems there are or may be in future.
> Sorry, I meant to say something about this as well.  I'll admit I have
> absolutely no idea what desktops other than GNOME and KDE are doing for
> documentation, and I only have a vague idea of what KDE does.  People
> from Rox, XFCE, GNUstep, and any other desktops should certainly throw
> their thoughts in.

XFce currently uses HTML documentation. xfhelp4 currently is just a wrapper
script that launches the user's preferred web browser with the online manual.

I'd say that, initially at least, our concern would be that the help system
degrade gracefully when faced with a less capable help system. For example,
until we have somebody to look into the problem more completely, we may just
want to write a perl script (or something) use the standard to locate
documentation and display it a ordinary webbrowser, perhaps losing the index and
search capability in the process.

-- b

Biju Chacko                    Red Hat Inc

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