[fpc-devel] Re: [Lazarus] Documentation contribution

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Mon Feb 13 10:41:11 CET 2012

*A general note: *

I am very happy to see these discussions here.

Lazarus is getting a level of maturity and public visibility that ask 
for decent documentation at least as much as for code improvement.

Regarding the complexity of the topic (help is necessary for for the 
help viewer itself (how to use),  the help content itself (makeup, how 
to upgrade), the language, the compiler, the IDE, the LCL, the RTL, 
installable extensions, 3rd party extensions ...), it is most important 
to provide the best possible tool for help viewing. Here the ability to 
find the information needed (be it the most basic stuff or the most 
sophisticated and seldom used feature) is the most important issue. 
(IMHO this is one of the greatest advantages of Delphi.)

Regarding that help writing is not exactly fun, the best possible tools 
need to be provided for supporting the help writers.

Obviously we are on a rather good way right now :)

Thanks to all contributors !

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