[Geany-devel] Usage of plugin_help()
elextr at xxxxx
Wed Mar 7 08:26:45 UTC 2012
> Well... which means its not really defined what the user will expect
> once he push the button. Therefore we do have at least 2.5 major behaviors:
> - Geany is calling a browser and opening a webpage with info (spellcheck
Which gets a 404 error for me, and anyway expecting online connection
for a local plugin is *very* rude. If you provide a webpage make it
local. And if it is online make sure it is available!
> - Its opening a message window with
> * a short info about plugin (e.g. geanyLaTeX)
> * a long help text about plugin (e.g. geanymacro)
Neither of these provide much "help", if its called help then provide
*user* help, not something useless. </rant>
> Question is, what do we really want to have behind that function?
The delivery format is less important than actually providing help.
That said, a webpage provides some formatting that helps to structure
the information, but it does need to meet the "good webpage guide" as
defined by me ;-) (can be resized, uses my default text size, not
more than 40em wide text lines, *nothing* is pixel based, works in all
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