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

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Sun Aug 24 19:17:59 BST 2008

On Sunday 24 August 2008, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> 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.

I'm totally with you here (at least w.r.t. to the content).

> > 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.

I really want to know what the documentation people and the translators 
think about this because at least I have no idea what implications this 
has. If the documentation people and translators think it's a good 
idea, great. If not, then this should be discussed before any changes 
are made.

BTW, doesn't Ubuntu do something like this already? Or was this just 
about translation?

> 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.

Full ACK, though I'd prefer a solution where the downloaded content is 
cached and only updated if necessary.

> this would require some 
> integration with the help viewer, but wouldn't be rocket science.

And that's all that I'm asking for. But I'd prefer to have this solved 
before the patch is committed. Otherwise we risk nobody implementing it 
for KDE 4.2. And then we have a problem.

Anyway, that's just my opinion. If everybody else is cool with the patch

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