Re: gtk-doc manual on library.gnome.org (and library.gnome.org status (shining, read it now))
- From: Frederic Peters <fpeters 0d be>
- To: gnome-web-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: gtk-doc manual on library.gnome.org (and library.gnome.org status (shining, read it now))
- Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:06:50 +0200
Stefan Kost wrote:
> what needs to be done to get the gtk-doc manual to appear on lgo (its a normal
> docbook manual that works fine in yelp)? gtk-doc is an important piece for
> develoeprs to get their docs generated. I invest efforts to improve the manual,
> but distributions mostly do not package it (I stated to file bugs against some).
> It should at least appeah on lgo.
I wanted to wait a little bit before announcing this, but I'll talk
about it now. At GUADEC we had a little meeting with Murray and Lucas
(unfortunately Goran couldn't attend) about library.gnome.org, what
was holding it up, what we would want to see before 2.20.
I worked a little bit on that on the journey back, waiting for a train in
London, but finally decided to almost start from scratch, reusing XSLT,
My current code is available with `bzr get http://www.0d.be/bzr/libgo/';
and I should probably push it to svn since what was just an experiment
proved a good idea.
I have been running it yesterday night on my webserver, and the output is
available at http://lgo.0d.be/; anybody feel free to comment.
What it does is iterating over GNOME tarballs, extracting gtk-doc and
gnome-doc-utils elements, and formatting them nicely for all to see.
And here comes your question, how to add gtk-doc help manuel to lgo; the
easiest way would be to use gnome-doc-utils; but this would create a
circular dependency (gnome-doc-utils needs glib needs gtk-doc) and is thus
So I will just have to special-case gtk-doc, or add some heuristics (maybe
considering "include $(top_srcdir)/xmldocs.make" to be proof there is
useful documentation in the directory), and get it built along the rest.
I am very busy today and tomorrow, I will have time this weekend to add
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