[PD] help files was: Re: call for testing on the nightly builds!
enrique at netpd.org
Sat May 17 17:50:32 CEST 2008
Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> There is much that can and should be done. Here's some ideas ranked
> into of difficulty:
> - file a bug report when a help patch is not working
> - write and improve help patches, and submit them to the patch tracker
is there a convention about how to make it work? i.e. should one use
declare, import or namespace prefix?
i guess all help-files that are not loaded on default would need a
declare/import/or-namespace in order to work...
i want to contribute and help to make "all"/more helpfiles work. i know
there is pddp but afaik it does not solve the
could all developers express their opinion and agree on how to make all
helpfiles work? :)
i'm not a developer but i would vote for declare
i.e. [declare -stdlib mrpeach] to packOSC-help.pd
then it would work with pd vanilla too.
> - add a search pane to the help panel
is this done in tcl/tk? is there any documentation about that on
> - help design and code a library format that bundles objectclasses,
> helpfiles, manuals, examples, etc then write code to index it all, and
> create a GUI to navigate that content
> At this point, I think it is mostly a waste of time to do constant
> little workarounds like moving around objects. We should be putting our
> scarce resources towards real improvements, not temporary fixes, IMHO.
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