KHelpCenter/coreapps [was Re: Concluding the discussion about splitting kdebase]

David Faure faure at
Fri May 12 12:05:53 BST 2006

On Friday 12 May 2006 12:52, Frans Englich wrote:
> * A KHelpCenter as we know it now, which uses the above library. It is this 
> reference-like, huge manual library which you can lookup everything you got 
> on your system, plus the documentation about slaves, and so on.
> * A light set of "viewing widgets", possibly part of the above library(and if 
> so, it's used by KHelpCenter). When an application needs to view its manual, 
> it uses this instead of launching the whole of KHelpCenter.

I like the idea.

Seeing the help for -all- kde applications, when requesting the help for -one- app, is a bit overwhelming.

Getting only the help for the current app would be better; the design just has to 
be done cleverly to avoid code duplication (with the full-fledged khelpcenter).

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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