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Re: Any interest in using HTML for locally-installed Texinfo documentati

From: sirgazil
Subject: Re: Any interest in using HTML for locally-installed Texinfo documentation?
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 17:58:51 -0500
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El 2/04/19 a las 3:27 p. m., Ricardo Wurmus escribió:

Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

I hear the argument; it’s true that not everyone uses Emacs or is
familiar with the standalone Info reader.  Rendering of Info manuals in
Emacs is not bad, but a modern browser can do a better job.

Yet I’m not completely sold to the everything in the browser approach,
and everything in JavaScript.  In an ideal world (for me), we’d rather
provide a local documentation viewer that renders Texinfo directly.

As far as I know GNOME’s Yelp is a frontend to different kinds of
documentation and it does support Info files.

It may not work out of the box without setting some environment
variables first, but I remember viewing Info manuals in Yelp not too
long ago when I first learned that it supports Info.

It actually does seem to just work.  Try this:

    yelp info:guix

It works for me too (even searching). But I see some things missing,
although I'm using Yelp 3.18 from the host distro:

* Clicking any index result in an error:
  error on line 1114 at column 428: PCDATA invalid Char value 8
* Info manuals are not in the list of manuals available.

Being able to use Yelp would be great, in my opinion. After all, GNOME is the GNU Desktop.

Luis Felipe López Acevedo

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