Xhelp code on launchpad ready

Jesus Gamio jgamio at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 19:21:08 UTC 2007

On 8/6/07, Giuseppe Torelli <colossus73 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/6/07, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I agree it would be nice to have search and similar extras that a
> browser does not have.
> > But I still think using the default web browser is better for the
> following reasons
> >
> > 1) Resource consumption : if the browser is too heavy to read the help
> it is probably too heavy to
> > use it to browse the web. I am not sure how many Xubuntu desktops are
> not using a web browser.
> Please guys, let's take an agreement. I don't want to waste my time in
> developing an application that will never be included because there is
> already a web browser in Xubuntu!! From now on I will not code a
> single line of code for Xhelp until we come to a  conclusion.

Giuseppe. You job is not a waste time. I havent been in a meeting yet but if
you read the log is a fact we need a Xhelp. I think you count on the support
of the people here. I you do a good application I don't know why is not
going to be included.

> 2) Consistency: the Xfce docs have links to external http URLs.  What
> happens with those if the user
> > follows them? Launch the web browser or render those sites poorly (I am
> pretty sure CSS and JS won't
> > be supported by Xhelp)?
> If libgtkhtml2 supports them, Xhelp will support them too but I think
> the best way will be to launch the default web browser for this.
> > So I think the efforts would be much better spent on completing the
> Xubuntu desktop guide and the Xfce docs
> > than writing an app to show incomplete docs.
> ...
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