Dear all, When I answer posts on the forum I try my best to add links to relevant portions of the documentation. I tend to choose (when I remember to do so) those from the developer page because I anticipate that these links would exist in perpetuity as we move to version 9 and beyond. As sometimes its easier to search for a key phrase than a specific namespace/class/function, I preferentially use Google as opposed to the search bar in the Doxygen docs.
These searches typically bring up a mish-mash of older documentation and that from the developer version. For example, searching for the GridTools::find_active_cell_around_point <https://www.google.com/search?q=deal.ii+find_active_cell_around_point> function (not the most robust construction of a query, but probably a typical one) returns links to v8.4.1 and older, and there's not even a link on the front page to the latest docs! This leads me to wonder whether would it be useful (or even possible) to promote the developer version of the documentation in search engine results in preference to the older versions? I think that this might be rewarding to the average user because then they'd get more exposure to the latest documentation (with all its enhancements) and to the newest functionality in deal.II. Best regards, J-P Addendum: In writing this post, I have just realised that some of the classes/functions that I link to may be deprecated and removed in time. So perhaps I should be linking to the most recent stable version's documentation and (if possible) it's results should be returned preferentially by search engines. Does anyone else have any thoughts on what the best practise for this is? -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "deal.II developers" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to dealii-developers+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.