[lazarus] Anyone want to help with documentation?

subs at nas.co.za subs at nas.co.za
Tue Sep 3 16:07:26 EDT 2002

Yes, I would like to help in this area, when I have the time.

Could a tool be written to create documentation localy, and sync with the
database entries that does not exist and request action on etries that does

I only have a internet connection at work, and at my friend for now.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael A. Hess" <mhess at miraclec.com>
To: "Lazarus-List" <lazarus at miraclec.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 10:02 PM
Subject: [lazarus] Anyone want to help with documentation?

> Greetings,
> I have been working on the documentation this weekend. Not so much
> writing documentation but writing all of the code required to implement
> and use documentation.
> I have added some features to pasDoc. This is the tool used to generate
> the Lazarus documentation. I have added the capability to gather
> documentation out of a MySQL database. So this means we will be able to
> add documentation without having to modify the source code itself. Also
> since it is stored in a MySQL database this means that all database
> additions and modifications can be done via a web site.
> At this point I have setup a database and have modified the pasDoc tool
> so that it will generate the documentation. What I want to know is if
> there are any individuals out there that are interested in helping to
> write the documentation for the LCL, IDE, and components. If there are,
> then I will go to the effort to make a user friendly interface for
> people to start adding documentation. Please let me know.
> In this process I will also be separating the LCL, Lazarus IDE, and
> component documentation.into separate documentation groups. At this
> point the complete mix of all code is rather confusing.
> As a follow on to this I have been looking at how the documentation can
> be linked into the IDE itself. The current layout and organization lends
> itself nicely to the nature of online help in the IDE. It should be a
> simple matter to have online help link to the correct page of
> documentation for the item in question. As we get more of the
> documentation finalized I will look more into what needs to be done to
> make this work.
> Again if you are interested in helping with actual writing of
> documentation that explains the functionality of the LCL please let me
> --
> ==== Programming my first best destiny! ====
> Michael A. Hess      Miracle Concepts, Inc.
> mhess at miraclec.com   http://www.miraclec.com
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