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Re: Announcing Fedora 8 Test 2 (7.91)



On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 10:36 -0600, Richi Plana wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 21:40 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Richi Plana wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > I might just burn a couple of these spins and give them to former
> > > colleagues who've not tried developing on Linux, yet. I hope the docs
> > > (User's and API references are complete or bookmarked on Firefox)
> > 
> > I don't think anything like that has been done yet but it could be 
> > easily done since bookmarks were separated out in a different package in 
> > the last release. File RFE's or bug reports for any desired changes.
> 
> What do I file the RFE against?
> 
> It's just that whenever I talk about ease-of-development, the first
> thing that I bring up is documentation that makes it easy. And for that,
> I always go back to Javadoc. It is, by and large, the best way to hook a
> developer into using ones code. Unfortunately, the thing I noticed is
> that when I install javadoc packages (including the Sun manual), no
> links pointing to it are ever added. If there's an API to adding
> bookmarks to Firefox externally (or, better yet, a global bookmarks file
> for all browsers), that would help a lot. Imagine -devel packages
> hooking their documentations into Firefox. (I understand yelp is doing
> it but most of the good stuff is formatted a'la Javadoc and/or is
> available online like http://library.gnome.org/devel/ 

Are you looking for the devhelp package?  I'm still downloading the
F8test2 Development spin, but on my F7 box, that's what I primarily use
for quickly finding things like GNOME API descriptions.  I perpetually
find myself needing the docs while coding since I don't do it as often
as I'd like.

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