Re: spatial stuff detail
- From: John Siracusa <siracusa mindspring com>
- To: GNOME Desktop Dev <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: spatial stuff detail
- Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 10:40:37 -0400
On 9/23/03 10:26 AM, Shaun McCance wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-09-23 at 07:58, Michele Campeotto wrote:
>> On Tue, 2003-09-23 at 14:24, Shaun McCance wrote:
>>> OS X doesn't have a central help system
>> Sure it does:
> Allow me to clarify. OS X has a central help *viewer*. It also has a
> central location into which help file *can* be put for them to be picked
> up by the system. But general application help is always bundled in the
> appdir, not in the central help location.
...and yet it appears in the "Help Viewer" application, which was my point.
The app ("DragThing") pictured is a drag-install and stores its help files
inside the application package. Ditto for BBEdit and most other apps in
> When applications want to display their help files, they call the help
> viewer on the appropriate file in their appdir. But the help viewer
> itself has no prior knowledge of these. So you can't just open up the
> help viewer and browse or search all of the documentation for all of the
> applications on your system.
That's just what I did to create that screenshot. Find an OS X machine and
try it for yourself.
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