Diveintopython package - non-discoverable?

JanC janc13 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 00:21:58 GMT 2006

On 1/4/06, Simon Gerber <nequeo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > e) Start the online help, click on Applications->Programming->Dive
> > Into Python   :)

> I don't think it's reasonable to consider 'e' as discoverable.

It's not optimal, but better than how you "found" it...  :)

> On a standard Ubuntu installation, I don't believe there's even a
> 'Programming' Applications submenu. So there's no reason to expect
> you'd find a book on python programming in 'help' of all places. Or
> accessable

Not after a standard install, but there is after installing
programming-related packages if they contain a .desktop file.

> (And off-topic, I think 'yelp' has a long way to go before it's really
> useable as a 'help' program. It really needs to be
> indexable/searchable, much like, I'm sorry to say, Microsoft's CHM
> stuff.

wxPython has such an application somewhere in its examples IIRC.
There are probably others too.

> Now that you've pointed it out, there actually seems to be some useful
> things stuffed in there.

Including all the python docs, yes.

> In any case, I still think we should either ditch the package
> entirely, or at least provide a link to that 'help' section under the
> Applications-->Programming menu.

It's not an application...

Maybe we need a documentation menu?   :P
Or a better documention browser, that invites people to really
_browse_ through it?


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