[Lazarus] Lazarus helpfiles

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 13:03:37 CEST 2012

On 10 July 2012 11:27, Reinier Olislagers <reinierolislagers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, sections on how to install additional help packages could add value
> but should not be as prominently displayed, IMO.

Sure, then keep the CHM install instructions as the first topic on
that page, just don't loose the objective of that wiki page, and don't
delete or talk down the other topics.

> Meanwhile, lhelp has been included in the bigide build - tacitly
> answering your question now with "the default help is lhelp/chm".

Still no clear answer to me, but I get where they are going with that.
Maybe in the next release they will announce it as "official". Still
sad that the core team couldn't make a decisive decision in 10 years.

> confuse new users. This means that getting CHM help content working with
> the default Lazarus help viewer, lhelp, should be the primary objective.

Yes, and also remember that there are many types of developers out
there. I might use the Lazarus IDE, but I do not develop LCL
applications. I also don't use CHM help formats. So the current
information on that specific wiki page is very relevant to me. Also
consider OS/2 users. There is no OS/2 API help in CHM format, *only*
INF. So to anybody working on OS/2 or eComStation, the other
information is relevant. Same could be said about the GTK remark
earlier. If somebody has information on how to integrate GTK2 or Qt
help formats into Lazarus IDE, because they use Lazarus IDE and Object
Pascal to develop there GTK2 or Qt apps talking directly to those
frameworks (not via LCL), then such information is also relevant to
that wiki page.

The wiki page in question is all about "installing help files in the
Lazarus IDE". If you want some "dummies guide" to getting LCL
development going, then create a LCL dummies guide tutorial on the
wiki and link the relevant information in.

  - Graeme -

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