Managing GNOME and KDE Docs

Sean Wheller sean at
Mon Mar 14 06:08:03 UTC 2005

On Monday 14 March 2005 01:18, you wrote:
> > The next problem is how to manage GNOME and KDE Documents effectively? We
> > agree to do documents for Kubuntu. I would like to start with the K Quick
> > Guide. Now, as I see it, we have a few options on how to manage this.
> >
> > 1. We document in the current quickguide.xml and use profiling.
> > I don't think we can do this due to the fact that we have not decided
> > whether or not ubuntu-docs will be dynamic under yelp or static html
> > under any browser. Yelp does not currently support profiling, a method we
> > would have to use if we wanted to manage in this way.
> >
> > 2. We document in the same folder in a file called kquickguide.xml
> > This would be straight forward as we did with the gnome document. Screen
> > capts continue to be places in images/
> >
> > 3. We make a more intrusive change by creating a trunk/gnome/ and
> > trunk/kde/ where we create and maintain the two desktop docs seperately.
> > In this case each would have an image/ folder so trunk/gnome/images/ and
> > trunk/kde/images/ I the top level libs/, common/, etc. will remain.
> > However, the make system will need splitting into two objects, one for
> > kde and one for gnome. The root makefile can still hook these make
> > subsystems.
> >
> > Do you think we should consider using one of these methods? Please vote
> > and I will spawn a thread for this topic if required.
> +1 option 2 or 3. Option 1 does not look like it is doable at this point
> in time.

Number 1 is possible but will require pre processing for GNOME documents.

Number 2 is a 'no brainer' but could become a mess unless we have a file 
naming convention.

Number 3 requires changes.

Any further thoughts on which route could be best? Pro's and Con's.

Sean Wheller
Technical Author
sean at
Registered Linux User #375355
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