Xfce Documentation viewer, idea...

Ali Abdallah aliov at xfce.org
Wed Dec 9 13:30:50 CET 2009

Hey All,

I wanna discuss in this mail having a simple viewer for our documentation.

Why using a simple viewer instead of just asking a browser to show the doc:
1) It is much faster.
2) It will automatically load a localized documentations with respect to 
the system locale, if not found, C fallback,
2') If there is links inside a document, and it is not found in the 
current locale of the document itself,
    then also the link is loaded from the C dir, this is done by 
catching "navigation-policy-decision-requested" webkit signal.
3) We can add whatever we like to the viewer.

I wrote a simple viewer just for demonstration, the code can be found 
it depends on libxfce4ui and webkit, and the other standards.

You can try it without installing it, just compile it with the correct 
prefix (prefix=/usr if your docs are in /usr/share/xfce4/doc).

Let me guys know your opinions, and if you like the idea.

Best Regards,

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