Re: adding docs/* to reference manual
- From: Alexander Larsson <alla lysator liu se>
- To: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- Cc: <gtk-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: adding docs/* to reference manual
- Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 10:00:33 +0100 (CET)
On 31 Jan 2001, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> I think a lot of the stuff in docs/* should actually be in the
> reference manual so people know it exists and can read it without
> getting the GTK source tarball. Propose the following reference
> sections for starters:
> - Compiling GTK; covers configure options, etc.
> - GTK on embedded Linux; covers stuff from README.linux-fb, also
> tips on stripping GTK down to smaller size, etc.
> - GTK on Windows; any details of using it there
> - Debugging; --gtk-debug flags (debugging.txt information)
> - Changes in 1.2, 2.0, replacing the Changes-XX.txt files
> - Memory management (updated refcounting.txt equivalent)
> - Compiling GTK programs (covers pkg-config, debug defines
> from debugging.txt, etc.)
> - Running GTK apps; command line options parsed by gtk_init()
> I'll create the sections for these if we agree it's a good idea, and
> move debugging.txt Changes-2.0.txt etc. into them. Probably need Alex
> and Tor to do the linux-fb and win32 sections, but I can take care of
> setting up the SGML stuff so they just have to type.
I'll take care of the fb stuff. This all sounds like a very good idea.
Some of the stuff in docs/* is very good, and i think few people read it.
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