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Bug 121523 - User documentation lacking for gtk+
User documentation lacking for gtk+
Product: gtk+
Classification: Platform
Component: Documentation
Other All
: Normal normal
: Medium fix
Assigned To: gtk-bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-05 07:02 UTC by Davin McCall
Modified: 2014-03-27 02:55 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Davin McCall 2003-09-05 07:02:50 UTC
The "user level" documentation for gtk+ doesn't really exist. Specifically
I was looking for the following information:

 - format of the .gtkrc file
 - how to install themes, and theme engines

As it turns out I have found the desired info in the documentation of
"Resource Files" - but at first glance this documentation appears to be of
a technical nature only and I assumed that it was all about functions for
parsing configuration files (in the index, it is described as "routines for
handling resource files").

Basically what I am trying to say is that if a user is looking for the sort
of info I was looking for, it should be easier to find - it should not be
mixed up with the developer docs and the first thing they see should
definitely not be a C-header synopsis.
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2004-02-02 09:01:45 UTC
Moving docs bugs off the --- milestone.
Comment 2 Jon Dowland 2005-05-19 10:58:07 UTC
Ok I'll bite: consider this a registration of intention to work on this. (ref:
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2014-03-27 02:55:30 UTC
closing out ancient bugs