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Re: V6 documentation
> I'm not sure that this is a very important feature in today's world.
In many parts of the government, and in some research labs, offline
documentation is still **very important** because they block nearly all of
the internet. But, a healthy compromise would be to have online
documentation only, but to have it downloadable as an html website package
so you can still browse it when offline.
Also, i can see some rural schools and areas not having good internet and
being in trouble if someone like me wants to get the kids excited about
KiCad but we can't load the documentation. So, again, it needs to be easily
In other words, please do make "online documentation" only, as it allows
faster updates to it and better consistency, but please do also make the
whole documentation site easily downloadable to be viewed in a browser when
(sent from my Android)
Le mar. 18 janv. 2022, 11:12 AM, Jon Evans <jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
> We have decided to update the online documentation in a rolling fashion,
> meaning that new changes go "live" pretty quickly after being approved and
> The version that is bundled with the application is a snapshot in time (at
> the point that software release was made).
> I think moving to an online-only help system is actually a good idea and
> I've talked about this before some -- it would also make it easier to
> improve the formatting of the documentation, since we would have only one
> output format (HTML/CSS) to deal with.
> The main reason to include offline documentation (other than "because
> that's how it's always been done with KiCad") is to provide documentation
> that is accessible if the user's computer doesn't have an internet
> connection. I'm not sure that this is a very important feature in today's
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 1:05 PM Tom A. <ta8936@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I don't have view at all, not really a software engineer so may take a
>> bit of spamming with some questions that may be quite obvious to others.
>> My first question is why in the software Help section is so dated and
>> online version much more up to date? It seems you can access online version
>> from the software, so why to include old (probably no more relevant)
>> On Tue, 18 Jan 2022, 17:17 Jon Evans, <jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I don't personally see the point of spamming the list with back and
>>> forth about setting up Git/Gitlab, installing dependencies, etc.
>>> But, I am not opposed to it if others don't care.
>>> On Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 12:02 PM Marco Ciampa <ciampix@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> On Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 09:10:22AM -0500, Jon Evans wrote:
>>>> > Hi Tomas,
>>>> > I've been loosely coordinating documentation updates for V6. There
>>>> are not
>>>> > very many other people working on it. We'd be happy to have your
>>>> > If you contact me off-list I can help you get set up to make changes
>>>> and we
>>>> > can figure out where you'd like to start.
>>>> I don't want to be rude but I do not understand. This list is almost
>>>> silent. For sure some docs dev set-up instructions will not hurt anybody
>>>> and perhaps there is something to learn (I bet I'll learn something
>>>> anyway ...). So please do not discuss that elsewhere. This list was
>>>> also for this.
>>>> Marco Ciampa
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