[PATCH] Allow application to use a website for documentation.

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Sun Aug 24 14:54:14 BST 2008

On Saturday 23 August 2008, Tom Albers wrote:
> I really find it sad that you are not allowing people who want to
> experiment with another kind of user documentation. I think we generally
> failed in providing user help. Both content and system are below avarage.
> This patch gives the oppertunity to try it a different way, by using a wiki
> and therefor making it editable by users itself. I can see that there are
> potential problems, but I do not consider them worse than what we have now.

and such a site could be turned into a local archive of HTML for offline 
browsing very easily. so if the wiki does end up creating a good body of 
information, this could be shipped as optional local content and the online 
content used when there is network available and the local content when there 
isn't. this would require some integration with the help viewer, but wouldn't 
be rocket science.

there are other software projects that do exactly that, in fact, though they 
tend to be more technical in nature. i don't know of any non-web, end user 
software that does this, but that doesn't make it a bad idea, just a "new" 

Aaron J. Seigo
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