I've been talking to Pierre and Helmut behind the scenes a little, and we've decided that I am going to undertake the building of a new help (CHM) file. Unfortunately, we have NOT come up with a good plan for building help files in all languages, but rather only in English. And American English at that!
Nonetheless we've decided to go ahead, and I have already made one pass at a new help file, which I think Pierre is going to begin including in future versions of XnView (beginning with 1.91.5?).
We have created this new forum specifically to serve the process of creating the new help file.
The purpose of this posting is to let all you folks who have contributed explanations of various XnView functions know that I would like your help and support in building this new help file, and I especially would like to take some of those good explanations and discussions (from this forum and elsewhere) and put them into the help file.
I am going to try to be an organizer or coordinator or even assembler of the help info, rather than a writer of it. With all the work that the XnView community has already done, it seems unnecessary to write new explanations for all the functions.
So, I am going to attempt to (a) organize the help info, (b) figure out what should be include in the help file, and (c) ask for experts--i.e., you and anybody else who wants to help--to either write new explanations or direct me to existing ones.
I expect that it will take several months to complete a complete "first draft" of the help file, and then another few months to refine and polish it, and then on-going maintenance from then on. It is my hope that after getting a good help file created, keeping it up to date with the latest features and changes will be fairly easy. But we shall see.
The latest version of the help file ("help-en.chm") is available from here: http://www.xnview.com/download/help
If you are going to help on this project, please always make sure to have the latest version. It will be changing frequently.
Thank you in advance for anybody who will help with this project. All suggestions, ideas, comments are welcome.
San Luis Obispo, California