Re: Removing the manpage requirement for GUI programs?
On Thu, Mar 04, 2010 at 04:32:45PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le jeudi 04 mars 2010 à 15:20 +0100, Bill Allombert a écrit :
> > On Thu, Mar 04, 2010 at 10:26:06AM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > > No. It’s just that they ship with HTML documentation, which is much more
> > > suitable for documenting a GUI. A manual page cannot contain things as
> > > trivial as screenshots, which are mandatory.
> > But a manual page can at least provide a link to the HTML documentation.
> > This is far better than letting the user guess how to access the
> > documentation.
> Because, of course, the user is too stupid to click the “Help” menu
> inside the application.
BTW, do you get bug reports about missing man pages in such cases? If
you do, then probably those who submit the bugs explain why they still
want a man page.
And, of course, not every GUI app has a "Help" menu.