Re: Alternatives to yelp
- From: Don Scorgie <Don Scorgie org>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Alternatives to yelp
- Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 20:19:02 +0100
On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 13:12 +0300, George Vlahavas wrote:
> Thanks Don and Shaun for your replies. :)
> My issues with yelp are rather with its backends. I haven't submitted
> a bug report because I'm not sure it's a bug with yelp directly. Maybe
> you can enlighten me about it.
> 1. Trying to use firefox/iceweasel as backend, I can't compile it
> because libgtkembedmoz.so is missing. I think it was there in earlier
> firefox/iceweasel versions, but not anymore it seems.
> 2. It does compile against xulrunner, but it then segfaults everytime
> I try to access a docbook document. Probably a xulrunner problem
> because it used to work fine with older xulrunner versions. I'm now
> trying with xulrunner 220.127.116.11pre and 18.104.22.168pre.
> 3. There is a libgtkembedmoz.so in thunderbird/icedove, and I can
> force yelp to use that when compiling, but it crashes everytime I'm
> trying to launch yelp. I know, it's not supported, but I had to try.
> 4. There is a libgtkembedmoz.so in seamonkey, but I don't want to make
> seamonkey a dependency for yelp, so it's not an option for me and I
> haven't even tried.
Welcome to the world of gecko ;)
1) If you are using firefox 3, I believe libgtkmozembed.so is now called
something slightly different.
2 and 3) I've never tried compiling against XULRunner or thunderbird
4) We dropped support for seamonkey a while ago.
Having said all that, what version of yelp are you using? We only added
support for gecko 1.9 (firefox 3) in 2.23.1. There are a couple of
issues we had to resolve to fix it properly. One of them sounds like
your segfault on accessing docbook .
If you're willing to go all radical, there is a webkit backend to yelp
available in SVN , which you can try. It now seems feature-complete
and ready to go.
> Thanks for any advice,
> 2008/8/6 Don Scorgie <Don scorgie org>
> On Tue, 2008-08-05 at 18:36 +0300, George Vlahavas wrote:
> > Well... are there any drop-in replacements for yelp? I'm not
> aware of
> > any.
> Well... why are you looking for a drop-in replacement for
> yelp? I don't
> know any, but depending on what you want to do, there might be
> a few
> For man pages, there is xman (and man in the terminal)
> For info, there is info in the terminal
> For DocBook (GNOME manuals), I don't really know any.
> I'm still wondering why you want a replacement. If there's a
> problem with it,
> have you filed a bug / asked about it? Or is it missing
> something you need?
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