[lazarus] Help files???

John The Ripper ripper at arsis.net
Tue Nov 25 18:56:22 EST 2003

On Tue, 2003-11-25 at 22:21, Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, John The Ripper wrote:
> > is there any way to create simple XML aka. I was having something like
> > this in my mind
> > 
> > <UNIT>
> > 	name.....
> > 		<declarations>
> > 			<help text>
> > 			<example>
> > 			<user created examples, notes etc.>
> > 		</declarations>
> > 	<OBJECTS>
> > 		<declarations>
> > 	</OBJECTS>
> > </UNIT>
> I think you misunderstand the concept. What you suggest here, 
> is the INPUT of the fpdoc help tool. the XML it needs is similar to
> what you ask for here.
> You can create an empty XML skeleton/template with 'makeskel', it 
> will create the XML for you, based on the pascal sources. 
> Then you can fill the XML up with actual help text.
> After this is done, the fpdoc tool then creates a number of output 
> formats from this XML: HTML,TeX, PDF, PS etc. It has functionality 
> for linking between different XML file etc etc etc.
> To help in editing the XML, there is a GUI tool called 'fpde', which should
> work on Windows and Linux. It too can create the Xml skeleton.
> Of course should be possible to have a viewer for the XML without the need 
> for fpdoc, but no-one has written that yet. It would be almost like writing
> an HTML viewer, so one would be better off creating HTML and using a
> standard viewer.
> Clearer ?

yep, was clear about two messages after starting this discussion.

problem is that, I still need that XML help files for my bussines. 4
devels and multiple connected projects (server services filters etc).
All 4 of us, well we're mostly unavailable and being able to have help
in cvs like structure with internal notices possibility means really
great deal to us. 

so if the question meaning of clearer? 

1.was if I need html, pdf, ps >> nope, too hard to maintain, we need a
fast and flexible maintained help for our internal purposes, most of
everything is derived from base without even using classes unit

2.help files aka. Delphi is usable >> nope too limited for us

thanks for your help, I'll definitely try fpdoc, but what's your middle
is the end for me wth different direction

> Michael.
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