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Subject: Re: XML settings file from settings_list.c

Re: XML settings file from settings_list.c

From: Dave Chapman <dave_at_dchapman.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 22:06:00 +0000

Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> On 13/02/2008, Dave Chapman <dave_at_dchapman.com> wrote:>
>> Wouldn't all those things also (with some effort) be possible on target,
>> and much more convenient?
>>
>> i.e. context-sensitive help in the settings screens and improving the
>> structure/naming so users don't have trouble finding things?
>>
>> Dave.
>>
>
> Not without hitting the disk or massive bin increase, also that would
> mean mainintaing the help in the manual and in apps/ somewhere..

What's the problem with hitting the disk? I think it's reasonable for
the help to require that, and I would hope that users will.

And as flash-based targets get more and more common (didn't the Sansa
recently overtake the ipod video as most popular download?), that's less
of an issue anyway.

And yes, of course someone would need to maintain the text, but this
could perhaps be shared between the help system and the manual - e.g. an
XML file that's processed to produce the ".help" file for Rockbox and
LaTeX for the manual.

Dave.
Received on 2008-02-13


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