[Psi-devel] Re: Online wiki help
remko.troncon at cs.kuleuven.ac.be
Fri Feb 18 01:56:48 PST 2005
> 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.
I'm quite confused about what you want.
Having a Wiki where people can put help instructions in their own
language is a good thing. The only thing you have to do is have a
menuitem like the current "Psi Handbook" which links to that, optionally
with the right parameters, and hands this URL to the default browser.
Not much use in trying to clone a browser inside Psi just for help
On the other hand, you are talking about removing the help buttons (i
don't know what help buttons are, maybe my os'es don't have this), and
removing context menus, is that correct ? I see several problems with
a) You need a valid connection to the Psi website to be able to get
help. That in itself is a bit of a problem. It's acceptable that the
manual might not be reachable, but all the other things such as context
menus, that seems very painful.
b) You need to check the website for every small piece of help you need,
or even accidentally ask for. This is a lot of traffic, from both the
client as the server point of view.
c) I don't see how this can cleanly work together with a Wiki.
d) I don't see what the benefits are of putting translation things on a
website instead of in the distributed binary. I do see a lot of blood,
sweat, tears, code and compatibility problems when doing it though.
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