khelpcenter porting status
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Thu Feb 28 19:08:13 GMT 2008
On Thursday 28 February 2008 15:53:19 Jos van den Oever wrote:
> 2008/2/28, Ralf Habacker <ralf.habacker at freenet.de>:
> > i like to inform that khelpcenter is now able to display KDE
> > documentations on windows systems (tested with Windows xp). There were
> > some issues in the kio_help slave which prevents displaying of pages and
> > images.
> > Searching through the whole documentation is disabled and *not* ported
> > because of the following reasons:
> > - the unix version of khelpcenter uses htdig as external tool for
> > indexing and searching which isn't ported in the kde context yet.
> > - For KDE 4.x strigi is used as a "buildin" desktop search engine and if
> > it would be able to index and search KDE docs too, htdig could be
> > dropped to avoid having multiple search engines in KDE 4. The strigi
> > homepage http://strigi.sourceforge.net/?q=features#supported_files lists
> > some oasis format, so indexing xml seem to be possible, but html and
> > docbook are not explicit listed, so I cannot say if this would be
> > possible.
> We can make a dedicated analyzer for the KDE docbook format. This is
> rather simple. To do this, one should implement a saxstreamanalyzer
> and capture the appropriate fields. Can you paste an excerpt along
> with a description of what parts you'd like to extract?
Before this goes too far, is it not worth considering porting khelpcenter to
use the new QHelp API? It will immediately give us searching capabilities
within khelpcenter. I have heard that Trolltech are working on a generator
which can take docbook and create the QHelp binaries directly. Then it would
simply be a case of writing an analyser for QHelp binaries (which would have
the benefit of allowing us to search Qt docs etc. as well).
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