Am Mit, den 17.12.2003 schrieb Roman Joost um 21:30:

>   1. Renaming of the current XML files, that the corresponding help ids:
>   app/widgets/gimphelp-ids.h.  This is mostly done by me. I'll check the
>   changes in as soon as possible.

Huh? Probably it's just me being dense...

>   2. Adding XML files for all the other help ids, especially for the
>   plugins. This would help the gimp developers to test the help browser.
>   The content should look like the one in: src/not_yet_written.xml.
>   The structure of each document should look like:
>     a) a phrase like: "this document has not been written"
>     b) author name
>     c) plugin name, additional information, etc
>     d) an email adress and a contact person, where a person can send as
>     (plain) documentation 

This has caused quite some gripes back in the good ol' times. What about
using xinclude tricks to supply the content of one template document as
the source for yet-to-be written files? This approach is documented in however I haven't had the time to
verify that it works with xsltproc yet.

>   3. This item was not discussed on the IRC, but maybe an interesting
>   thing to add: an example how to use a tool|documented item. This
>   should look like eg. "How do you make a rectangular selection". By
>   explaining this example step by step, i think, it'll make the life
>   much easier for the user.

We talked about this earlier and seemed to have agreed that this is a
nice idea. :)

>   We've now only a TODO list on the WIKI. Every gimp-help-2 developer
>   can pick a term and solve it. This reminds me to bugzilla. Well, this
>   implies, that someone feels responsible for his part on gimp-help-2
>   (writing content or something else) and can use bugzilla. How do think
>   other gimp-help-2 members about this? Maybe the project needs a bit
>   more contributors, for making sense...

I don't think it makes sense to have formal assignments of specific
topics as this would take away most of the fun a volunteers project
should make.


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