Xhelp code on launchpad ready

Giuseppe Torelli colossus73 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 16:14:23 UTC 2007

On 8/6/07, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's this statement in the spec that I do not agree with at all:
> "Xubuntu developer team members have suggested that it would be easier to code the
> Xubuntu Documentation Browser than to removed the Gnome libs from yelp."
> In general I doubt writing something from scratch is easier that adapting an existing app.

I just did it in a few days Jani. Xhelp is already able to load a pure
HTML file in its window.

> Did anyone look at yelp sources before starting this project?

I myself. But I realize that instead of wasting time to understand how
another program is designed i prefer to code another one from scratch
and that's what I did in a few days.

> What about placing a help launcher in the panel just like Ubuntu. Put xfhelp4 in a launcher with a nice icon.
> Done :)

Yes but the Xubuntu Documentation Browser need was raised because
Ubuntu has Yelp, Xubuntu doesn't have such an equivalent (ehm didn't

> Having said that, I am not stopping anyone from working on something they enjoy and that may be useful eventually,
> nor am I trying to make people spend their free time on something they'd rather leave alone. Just pointing out
> that this is not how I would go about this problem.

No problem. Thanks for expressing your opinion.

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