[Lazarus] Lazarus helpfiles

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Tue Jul 10 14:30:36 CEST 2012

Lukasz Sokol <el.es.cr at gmail.com> hat am 10. Juli 2012 um 14:17 geschrieben:

> On 10/07/2012 09:59, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> [my 3p]
> +1 to have more prominent link to the
> http://wiki.freepascal.org/Installing_Help_in_the_IDE page -
> my proposition : right below the DOWNLOADS link on home page,
> and have lhelp point to it when it can't find the help files.
> +1 to include a mention of other help formats on that page
> plus my own propositions :
> ++ provide cross-links to documentation packages across SourceForge download
> area,
> version-related to the appropriate install package,
> also
> either
> ++ have a self-extracting exe that installs the [chm or html or inf]
> files in the path where lhelp expects them (on windows)
> or
> ++ include the help files of whatever choice, in the installation package
> (for windows)
> and/or
> ++ have them packaged in rpm/deb/whatever for the linux distro of choice to be
> able to
> find main and doc updates automatically.
> (reason : am I the only one that downloads and runs whatever the pre-packaged
> installable version is, rather than svn/git ???)

You are not the only one. I would even say, most people downloading the
installers want some help files.
Most people also prefer one download instead of multiple downloads. So the help
files should be included in the normal installers.

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