[ubuntu-art] Re: Restoring the Help Icon in gnome-panel

Corey Burger corey.burger at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 20:43:41 GMT 2006

On 2/13/06, Lee Revell <rlrevell at joe-job.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-02-13 at 20:49 +0100, Petr Tomeš wrote:
> > On 2/13/06, Lee Revell <rlrevell at joe-job.com> wrote:
> > > The help browser is way way too slow to be usable IMHO.  I click
> > > System->Help and it takes about 8 seconds for the window to even appear
> > > and another 8 seconds for anything to appear in it.
> >
> > Hi,
> > I have similar experience about slowness of help browser and
> > furthermore I think nobody has problem go to System menu for Help.
> >
> > Petr Tomeš
> > Ubuntu CZ - http://www.ubuntu.cz/
> It seems like the rest of Gnome has had some serious performance work
> lately but this just got left out, probably because developers don't use
> it.
> Oh I forgot to mention on Dapper, the Help doesn't work at all - it just
> crashes as soon as it's done loading.
> Lee

Lets refocus this. There are two issues at hand here:

1. Should we restore the help icon the panel. This has nothing to do
with how fast Yelp is. A relevant point was raised that the icon did
not really convey the meaning of help. A quick google search leads me
to believe that the main image associated with help seems to be the
question mark. Any takers on finding/making/modifying an icon to do
(hence why I added the ubuntu-art cc)

The second issue is that of actually having the icon on the panel. The
rationale in my mind for having an icon is easy access to help. I
think this is still a good rationale.

1. Yelp is slow. Those that complained earlier in this thread should
try Dapper. There have been some significant improvements in the gnome
2.13 cycle. Regardless of the speed, I don't think it really matters
in this debate, as we don't have anything else to replace it with and
thus are stuck with no help icon on the panel.


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