Allin Cottrell schrieb:
On Wed, 26 Aug 2009, Sven Schreiber wrote:
My first point pertains to your final question: "Would that
[bypassing a GUI function packager] help in eradicating the bugs?"
The answer to that is No.
Then I think there's no point in scrapping the GUI.
I'm trying to explore the latter option. I don't want to get
embedding PDF documentation within an XML file -- Microsoft-style
yuck! -- but I can envisage a .gfn file that has an external
reference to PDF documentation, with the .gfn and the PDF wrapped
in a zip file. That way, I hope to keep some continuity while
supporting new features.
I don't really think having embedded full-fledged documentation is
necessary. For example, the gretl pdf user guide is very important, but
it's perfectly fine that it's a separate file downloadable from somewhere.
That was my idea when I suggested using a wiki for the package
documentation on the users list (although I think I was a little
misunderstood by others). There would be a link from the gretl main page
to the package wiki, and package authors could upload documentation
about their packages to the wiki, complementing the embedded help texts
and sample scripts within the packages.
Although jack hasn't answered yet, I guess that such a package wiki
could be hosted on the general gretl wiki that he set up.