[PD-dev] Work on "help" menu and help-patch searching spec

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Apr 26 01:27:38 CEST 2005

The spec looks good.  I have a couple of comments.

* The workshops should absolutely tie into the help system.  That is  
one of the key ideas of the open source workshops for me: that all of  
the materials would be built into Pd and integrated into the Pd help  
system.  All the students would need to do to prepare for a workwhop is  
install Pd. The references in those workshops/tutorials would lead  
directly to the canonical Pd help.

* I think that if we have a search function, then the browse categories  
should be as broad as possible, like just "control", "audio", "video"  
sounds pretty good to me.  If the categories are too narrow, it makes  
it hard to browse just to see what's available.  Also, more categories  
means more work to organize everything into those categories.


On Apr 24, 2005, at 5:33 PM, B. Bogart wrote:

> Hey all,
> I've added a few things to the wiki page:
> https://puredata.org/Members/bbogart/PDDocumentationStructure
> A crack at:
> * spec for the searching of help files.
> * organization of pd "help" pull-down menu.
> * functional catagories for PD externals/objects.
> Please take a look and contribute!
> B.
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