[Lazarus] Lazarus helpfiles

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Tue Jul 10 13:44:49 CEST 2012

Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> 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.

It's highly relevant on the wiki page, I'd suggest, or at least 
prominently linked. However it's not necessarily relevant on the IDE's 
Help -> Online Help page (in the section "Offline help"), and neither is 
a direct link on that page- which is a local file distributed as part of 
the IDE- to fpgui.

I want to stress what I'm talking about here (with the caveat that 
somebody might have updated trunk since my version). The trunk IDE menu 
entry Help -> Online Help opens a browser page to 
/usr/local/share/lazarus-trunk//docs/index.html which has links to the 
FPC, LCL etc. docs that we all love. Somebody's added a section below 
that "Offline help" with two links, the first is 
which I think everybody agrees is relevant (even if it needs work), the 
second is a direct link to 
http://fpgui.sourceforge.net/docview_ide_integration.shtml which- as 
part of a completely different project- isn't.

Just my 2d worth :-)

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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