KDE Documentation Online

Daniel Naber has been busy adding to the family. is a new KDE documentation site which features KDE user documentation for both the 2.2.2 and HEAD (updated daily) branches. The documentation is both browseable and searchable, and developers of KDE CVS apps can link directly to the appropriate documentation from their application's homepage, saving some work (url format:<VERSION>/<PACKAGE>/<APPNAME>/, e.g.,
). While only available in English at this juncture, the goal is to eventually add all the translated documentation as well. A very useful new addition to the family, thanks, Daniel!


Now, when meinproc fails to work when compiling and installing, I can still get my docs! :)

Thanks Daniel...

Troy Unrau

By Troy Unrau at Sun, 2002/03/10 - 6:00am

Actually this service does not use meinproc either, but xsltproc. meinproc is only a wrapper around libxslt, meinproc's main task is to care about the chunking, i.e. the splitting up of the HTML into several files. The documentation related software may seem complicated at a first glance, but in fact KDE is using standard tools that are easy to work with.

By Daniel Naber at Sun, 2002/03/10 - 6:00am

How about KOffice docs ?

By ac at Sun, 2002/03/10 - 6:00am

By Daniel Naber at Sun, 2002/03/10 - 6:00am

By Anonymous at Sun, 2002/03/10 - 6:00am

Thanks for telling me, it will be fixed with the next update (in some hours).

By Daniel Naber at Sun, 2002/03/10 - 6:00am

It would be nice to have a forum like this one below all pages in the documentation, so suggestions can be appended quickly by passers-by.

The respective doc maintainers should of course be able to remove redundant information from such a forum.

By Jos at Sun, 2002/03/10 - 6:00am

Like PHP's "annotated user manual"?
It would be great indeed! And I think it would really help docs writers focusing their work.

Anyway, many thanks to Daniel, it's a great job already!!

By Andrea Cascio at Sun, 2002/03/10 - 6:00am


Already on it. I've been looking for something to contribute to KDE - I emailed Daniel as soon as I saw, and I've already started working on it - it will be inspired by, but nicer than PHP's annotation system.


By Evan "JabberWok... at Mon, 2002/03/11 - 6:00am

Docs Annotation TODO:

o Prevent duplicate posts.



By Evan "JabberWok... at Mon, 2002/03/11 - 6:00am

setting wall paper in kcontrol does not work. Open dialog does not show preview for image file
This kde-2.2.2 compile from source

Sorry this is a bit off topic

By Anonymous at Mon, 2002/03/11 - 6:00am

Yes, it is off topic, and you also didn't provide nearly enough information.
Try OpenProjects #kde-users

By Carbon at Mon, 2002/03/11 - 6:00am

Thanks for this GREAT documentation site. I do have one question though: how can I download the documents instead of reading them online?

John Herdy.

By John Herdy at Tue, 2002/03/12 - 6:00am

there are two ways:
wget -r
or point to
Where the second is the first gzipped...



By Ineiti at Fri, 2002/03/15 - 6:00am

>there are two ways:
>wget -r
>or point to
>Where the second is the first gzipped...

wget ?? What's that? Anyhow, the website didn't work. Any other ideas?
No I don't use Linux. My rinky dink system can't handle the conversion from Windoze 98 (let alone the conversion from 98 to 2K, XP, ME, etc) but I do want to read the documentation ahead of time to get a feel for how to use K. TIA.

By sean at Mon, 2004/07/26 - 5:00am

By browsing the documentation site I found out about a couple of apps that I dint knew...
so you could say that can be used as a advertising...


By Mario at Tue, 2002/03/12 - 6:00am

The KDevelop manual is missing both in 2.2.2 and HEAD.

By Anonymous at Tue, 2002/03/12 - 6:00am

The KDevelop documentation is not yet written in DocBook, so it's not part
of the automatic build process on (and it won't be until it's Docbook).

By Daniel Naber at Tue, 2002/03/12 - 6:00am

It would be very nice, when you provide also a download in pdf- or postscript-format, if this is possible.
thank you,

By Andreas at Sat, 2002/03/16 - 6:00am