On 2011-03-29 13:34, Chris Morgan wrote:
Is there any reason we can't introduce a simple Webkit based help
browser that would just open a small window next to extension's dialog
on demand and show nicely formatted text? GIMP uses IDs for actions to
figure out which .html file to open in every context. Well, we do have
verbs, don't we?
And add another ~15MB dependency?
This is my only objection to the notion - it's precisely what I like
to do; personally I would suggest expanding the panel to the right
when the user clicks on the "help" button and including help there.
That way it doesn't take more space (obscuring "live preview") unless
the user is looking at the help, and the other important thing for
almost all monitors, "wide, not tall", is conformed to. Visual
implementation: attach another button, "Help >>" in the bottom right
corner of such windows ("<< Help" when expanded).
Actually I think
it would make more sense to render an SVG, like we do
for tutorials. But I agree with ~suv that it's also nice to just have a
very simple help, if you want more information you can always try
finding a tutorial somewhere.
Once you've /got/ WebKit in there, you can also use it for other
things - "preview appearance in web browser", for example, could be
useful, especially for JessyInk. We could even make Inkscape play the