[fxruby-users] Where is the documentation?

Joey Kinsella jkinsella at ancillaryservices.com
Mon Jul 19 15:58:37 EDT 2010

My two cents (if it matters):

  The documentation for Fox and FXRuby may not be 100% the best, however I
have found very few things that I was not able to figure out from the
documentation alone. The FXRuby rdoc is very helpful, and the Fox
documentation is very helpful as well. Occasionally I've had to hunt through
the Fox source code to figure something out, or write a quick little test
"app", but that's only happened but a handful of times out of many different
things I've done with FXRuby. And when you compare the documentation of
FXRuby to other libraries documentation, you can hardly say it's not
documented well enough.

    What exactly is the problem? What do you feel is lacking in the
documentation? (Saying the documentation sucks doesn't help anyone correct
the problem, you have to be a little more specific.) And of course, what
exactly is it that you need help with? I can assure you that if you have a
question and someone on this list knows the answer they will most likely be
happy to help you. :)

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Ralph Shnelvar <ralphs at dos32.com> wrote:

> Lyle,
> Monday, July 19, 2010, 12:40:55 PM, you wrote:
> LJ> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 9:25 AM, Ralph Shnelvar <ralphs at dos32.com>
> wrote:
> >> What unit is columnWidth in?  I presume pixels ... sigh.
> LJ> I think you can safely assume that the units of measurement for most
> LJ> things onscreen are pixels.
> >> Is there better documentation anywhere else?
> LJ> There's not a lot of documentation, but this page at the FXRuby site
> LJ> offers a few leads:
> LJ>     http://www.fxruby.org/documentation.html
> LJ> Specifically, there's a book, some tutorials, and a community Wiki
> site.
> I bought the electronic version of your book, Lyle, and I quote from it:
>  Online Documentation
>  Despite rumors to the contrary, there is actually a good deal of online
>  documentation for both FOX and FXRuby, if you know where to look
>  for it.
> So ... which is it: "There's not a lot of documentation" or there is a good
> deal of online documentation?
> - - -
> Lyle, you wrote a great book (Yes he did, Folks!)... but even offhand
> comments like the one I quoted from your book, above, can cause people to
> make assumptions and investments that they might not otherwise make.
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