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.
Because the users have not yet decided if they want to start the application
and they look to the manpage for guidance.
Imagine a large red swirl here.