[Lazarus] Building help files: the nitty-gritty

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Wed Jul 11 00:45:00 CEST 2012

On Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:26:00 +0100
Graeme Geldenhuys <graemeg.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10 July 2012 18:11, Mattias Gaertner <nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de> wrote:
> > And there is a feature request to support the new fpdoc notes.
> > I don't know the state of the annotation system.
> I personally thing that is tackling the problem from the wrong end. I
> definitely don't want other peoples annotations in my help documents.
> Such functionality needs to be added at runtime by the docs viewer.
> Just my 2c.

I agree with the locality. The IDE is not a science project or critical
apparatus. Annotations of the LCL docs and probably all packages in the
Lazarus sources should be local.
I don't understand what you mean with "that is tackling the problem
from the wrong end".

> > I can't help you there.
> > Same for what image format to use, what installer to use, what version
> > control system or what upgrade system.
> OK, then forget about me. :) What help do you use in your applications
> -  what help format and help editor do you use?

So far my other applications never needed an extensive offline help
and therefore I do not dare to give an advice. I leave this to others.


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