Projects / Devhelp


DevHelp is a developer's help program for GNOME.

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Recent releases

  •  22 Oct 2004 01:57

    Release Notes: This release mainly features Mozilla compatibility issues. It adds support to build against Firefox, and no longer needs a shell script to set a bunch of Mozilla variables. The scrollbars have also been fixed to use the GTK theme settings to render so that it looks like another GTK+ application. Older versions also had a problem where fonts where rendered smaller in DevHelp than on the rest of the desktop. This has now been fixed.

    •  27 Sep 2004 10:34

      Release Notes: Three new translations were added and 11 others were updated. Searching for substrings is now supported - "gtk new" will give you all gtk constructors. Accelerators for back and forward were added.

      •  25 Jul 2004 15:40

        Release Notes: This release is mainly a bugfix release that fixes a couple of build issues and crash bugs in 0.9. It also features a couple of new translations and updates to existing ones.

        •  17 Mar 2004 01:33

          Release Notes: This version switches to using Gecko for HTML rendering rather than Gtkhtml2, which solves a number of rendering related bugs. This version also includes support for setting fonts for the rendered text. Another nice feature in this release is that Devhelp now remembers its layout, size, and position between sessions.

          •  29 Jun 2003 12:56

            Release Notes: A crash was fixed. Error handling was improved. A memory leak was plugged. Usability fixes were made. The emacs and vim scripts are now distributed. The --geometry option was added. UI fixes were made. GConf toolbar and menu settings are now honored.

            Recent comments

            03 Sep 2004 03:53 tooar

            Lots of problems

            devhelp is really slow and drives you crazy if you want to use it on a regular basis. Mozilla doesn't display the docs anti-aliased which looks really ugly. In addition, devhelp cannot handle the case where the window is too narrow to display the whole docs, ie. while you usally can still read function descriptions, the arguements aren't visible anymore without scrolling. This is really, really nasty!

            I've also noticed, that you cannot search within the api docs, you can only search for function/variable/macro names, but not within previous search results itself.


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