Supported Documentation Formats
Documancer can display documentation in all commonly used formats:
Support for reading locally stored HTML files.
Documancer can read HTML books stored in format used by the
viewer and generated by
Documentation for GTK+ and various GNOME libraries is in this format.
- Info pages
- The backend is implemented using de-facto
standard info2html converter.
- Manual pages
The backend uses modified man2html from official man
distribution. It was tailored to produce fancier output similar to
- WWW sites
Remote WWW sites with documentation (e.g. msdn.microsoft.com)
can be viewed in Documancer as well. In this case, fulltext search
is implemented using
Yahoo! Search service.
pydoc is a tool bundled with Python
that scans all installed Python modules and generates documentation
from their docstrings. It is invaluable when working with modules
that are only poorly documented in official HTML documentation.
Documancer's UI is tailored to be used as a documentation reader. It is based
on Mozilla's HTML rendering engine
Gecko. Documentation of all formats is presented in same UI and in central
Documancer can create fulltext search index for documentation, so that
you can quickly search it for things you need.
Everything (bookmarks, fulltext search, ...) is organized into
tematic books (e.g. Python Manual, GTK+ Manual, Autoconf). You
work only with a single book at a time and you are never bothered with
false search results etc.