[lazarus] Online Help?

Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be
Thu Mar 28 15:14:59 EST 2002

On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Michael A. Hess wrote:

> Denis Leger wrote:
> >
> > > What is the state of the help editor and help viewer?
> >
> > I've finished (yesterday !) the translation of gtkhtml from C to
> > Pascal.
> Excellent! I didn't realize that someone else had already started on
> that.
> > I don't work on a help editor, but it's not necessary, almost everyone
> > on this list said me that we need html format for the help files...
> The viewer was the most important.
> As to the editor here is what I am up to. I am working on the new web
> site and incorporating this into the site. I plan on using either fpdoc
> or pasdoc to generate the actual help files. However we need a convient
> repository for the actual help information. fpDoc stores the help data
> in an XML file that is parsed against the source code to build the
> documentation. This is nice but the writing of this XML file isn't all
> that pretty and then it also makes it more inconvient for everyone to
> add to or modify the documentation.
> I am working on writting an interface for the web site that allows you
> to input and edit help content. This content will then be stored in a
> MySQL database. To start I will then dynamically generate the XML file
> for fpDoc to process. May be in the future we can process the help files
> directly from the MySQL with a modified version of fpDoc or another tool
> that we design for the job.

I can write a modified fpdoc version that gets it's input from a mysql
table, if you want. That shouldn't be hard, if the tables are laid out


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