Tip: Access to Gideon User Manual

Ian Wadham ianw at netspace.net.au
Sun Sep 28 07:13:02 UTC 2003


When you install Gideon (KDevelop 3), you don't get access to
the user manual from the Help menu.  That's because KDE Help
Center looks for the user manual under the application name
(which is temporarily "gideon"), but the user manual is
actually installed as ".../kdevelop/index.docbook".

To get around this problem, change to "root" user (su) and do:

    cd   /opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML/en
    ln   -s   /opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML/en/kdevelop   gideon

That creates a link from /opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML/en/gideon
to .../kdevelop, which the KDE Help Center finds and follows.

If your KDE 3 is not installed under /opt/kde3, modify the
above accordingly.  To check where KDE 3 is, try the command
"whereis  kwrite", when you are logged in as yourself (not root).

BTW KDE Help Center is also the neatest and cleanest way I
know to view "index.docbook" files, which are written in
Docbook XML.

If you are new to Gideon, please read Bernd Pol's new Chapter 6
in the documentation, "Getting started: the application wizard".

Bernd is improving and adding to the user manual every few days,
so it might pay you to keep Gideon up to date, or you can look at
http://webcvs.kde.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/ (KDE WebCVS).  That
is an index to KDE source code, where you can see all the latest
change dates and log messages for any file.

The "KDevelop 3 User Manual" in WebCVS is in the file
"kdevelop/doc/kdevelop/index.docbook".  You can download
just that file from there, if you like, but you would have to "install"
it yourself, by copying to /opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML/en/kdevelop
as "root".  I do NOT recommend such a "short cut" for anything
other than an index.docbook file!  Even then you might miss some
screenshots or other image files.

Regards, Ian W.
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