Documentation issues for KDE 4

Philip Rodrigues philip.rodrigues at
Thu May 31 20:53:47 BST 2007

David Jarvie wrote:

> On Wednesday 30 May 2007 23:24, Philip Rodrigues wrote:
>> 2. Whatsthis help redesign
>> Joshua Keel is working on this as part of SoC. We can use strigi
> indexing of
>> the docbook to provide a "gui text" -> "where it's documented" mapping.
>> eg, you can ask "Where is the gui element 'attach file' for application
> kmail
>> documented?" and get the result from strigi.
> The biggest documentation/help lack which I'd love to see remedied is to
> be able to provide quick context dependent help which goes beyond the
> limitations of WhatsThis texts. You may already have this in mind under
> the whatsthis redesign heading, but it isn't clear from the description.
> What I envisage is to retain WhatsThis texts but provide the additional
> help option of displaying short sections of the application's manual
> relevant to the current gui element or context. But it would have to be
> accessed quickly - far quicker than the application's handbook is
> currently displayed from the help menu.

That's very similar to the existing ideas. I'm afraid the only link I know
of to the description [1] seems to be broken. Perhaps Ellen or Joshua has a
link to a working version?


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