Gnome help reader vs firefox to view html? Man pages, info, other documentation?

Corey Burger corey.burger at
Fri Feb 24 06:21:54 GMT 2006

On 2/23/06, Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom at> wrote:
> I really don't like the Gnome help browser (Breezy;5.10) it's lazy and
> cheap and it's missing important features that would make it a lot more
> useful.  Devhelp has a much better interface.  Can it talk with Beagle?
> Or is that secret information that nobody ever posts to these mailing
> lists?
> It seems to me that somebody who is up to the challenge should write a
> really nice AJAX driven help browser application for Firefox that can
> serve as a replacement for the Gnome help browser, and perhaps that of
> other OSS Desktop Environments as well.
> With AJAX and XUL, I imagine that it can talk to the server side and
> thus facilitate the underworkings of search and browse capabilities with
> retrieval keys based on Dublin Core as well as some intelligent
> full-text search.
> SchoolTool has a great look and feel for a web application, by the way.
> --
> Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom at>

This late in the game we are not going to switch away from Yelp (the
gnome help browser). Also I suggest you try the version in Dapper. It
is much snappier.


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