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

B. Bogart ben at ekran.org
Tue Apr 26 15:20:00 CEST 2005

This does bring up the issue in the deployment plan for such "help" menu
features. I figure we should have consensus on a plan for what to do and
then figure out what steps in what order to develop it slowly.

As a quick and easy point in the right direction I think HC's idea is
fine in the short term. The problem with the idea is that I would argue
the doc/ structure leaves a lot to be desired as an interface to
documentation for an end user.

If we could reuse the code used to decent into the doc/ tree then it
would help, if there is not other use for this in the short term...

Oh there is some tcl code for decending into a directory tree in LML (no
longer maintained -


May be useful for something.

Ok, onto other emails in this thread, ug!

I think I'll have to sum up the comments and respond in one big email.


Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> On Apr 25, 2005, at 8:00 AM, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>> I think the auto-generated menu should just recurse thru doc/ and
>>> mirror that structure in the menu structure.  Its not a great
>>> solution,  but better that what's there.
>> why ?
>> in my opinion, the doc/ is pretty much fixed (after packaging).
>> additional libraries and externals are normally installed into extra/
>> (or wherever additional "path"s point to)
>> since p>=0.37 help can be installed besides them and will still get
>> found.
>> these are the real problematic (and interesting) objects to
>> auto-index. (i mean, for the fixed objects in doc/, we can build an
>> offline (this is: packaging-time) index.
>> mfg.a.dsr
>> IOhannes
> Because its easy, its almost done, and its a temporary hack.
> .hc
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