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

Tom Albers tomalbers at kde.nl
Mon Aug 25 13:14:37 BST 2008

Op maandag 25 augustus 2008 11:55 schreef u:
> On Monday 25 August 2008 1:07, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > On Sunday 24 August 2008, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> >> > 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.
> >
> > yes, that is why i'm on the fence as well: the whole "once it's in, it's
> > in and people have less reason to fix it" syndrome =)
> What we need is a fresh look at the documentation/help system for KDE with
> the aim of providing an new integrated mechanism. IMO, the biggest need is
> to provide context sensitive help so that users don't have to wade through
> a big document to find what they need to know (or, as often as not,
> discover that the answer isn't there).
> A wiki system would be great, provided it is practical for the translators
> and can be linked somehow to docbook or whatever might replace that. But
> I'm sceptical about adding new unconnected facilities without a clear
> strategy for improving the documentation/help system. This may just
> encourage the dispersal of information rather than helping to make it more
> coordinated and accessible.

Ok. Patch rejected. All clear. Let's move on. There is no point in discussing something nobody will implement, so let's keep something we all hate but  works.


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