Using userbase for manuals

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Sun Jul 1 08:21:08 BST 2012

El Diumenge, 1 de juliol de 2012, a les 08:02:28, Boudewijn Rempt va escriure:
> I'm actually not sure kde-core-devel is the right list... But the e.V.
> mailing list certainly isn't, and we don't seem to have any place for
> discussions that affect KDE as a whole.
> In any case, Ingo Malchow said in his blog
> (
> "We have a great but developers don’t use it that much, nor
> is there any links from applications towards Userbase."
> Well, actually we have. I replaced the offline help documentation in Krita
> with a link to the manual on userbase. I have done this for two reasons:
> * I couldn't maintain the offline manual anyway after the change to 2.0
> * this way the user gets sent right to the place where they can contribute
> to the manual (and I've got users contributing to it now)
> I'm not concerned that users cannot access the help when they are off-line.
> That's a vanishingly rare situation these days

I disagree, as a matter of fact, I don't have internet connection in the room 
in my hostel, so if i had a need to use krita I'd need to read its manual 
(since my painting/drawing skills are null) and i'd be not happy to discover I 
can't read the manual.


> the big thing is that it
> gets users right where they can fix the manual (Except on windows, where
> the browser invocation seems broken).
> After yesterday's discussion where David said that for frameworks/qt5 the
> help center invocation is actually one of the trickier things, I'm giving
> this out for consideration for other app developers...

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