[Psi-devel] Online wiki help
halr9000 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 19:23:30 PST 2005
Ok what do you guys think about this idea I just had.
Instead of having help buttons and context-sensitive help use static
strings, have them open up a Qt web browser object (does this exist?)
or spawn your web browser with a specially generated URL that links
into our (soon-to-be) wiki. The URL would consist of two parameters,
a language code and a help ID, or maybe the object name. For example:
>From talking to Justin it sounds like the Qt browser is pretty lame.
Perhaps to improve user-experience you could do some sort of RPC call
to the wiki (xml-rpc, xml-rpc over xmpp) to get the data and put it
into Qt widgets.
The developers and translators would begin to populate the wiki using
existing content found in the strings files now. And since it's a
wiki, any reference to a non-existent page would bring you straight to
the edit form. During the release cycle, beta-testers would find gaps
in the help and would fill them out. Anything that was missed can
always be added or modified at any point. We'd greatly distribute
work required to create online help, and it would involve the
Now bear in mind I'm not saying the wiki is 100% ready for my idea
yet, but I think it's perfectly doable.
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