Ticket #3767 (accepted defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 5 months ago

Document the left/right menu panelize command

Reported by: cri Owned by: mooffie
Priority: major Milestone: 4.8.24
Component: documentation Version: master
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: #2942 Blocking:
Branch state: no branch Votes for changeset:

Description

I can't find any information in the internal help, or man page, or wiki, about the "Panelize" command in the "Left" or "Right" menu.

I suspect this is related to the (well documented) "External panelize" command, but when I select it, I'm left clueless with an empty panel. Now what?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by cri

Since this is more a help request than a bug report, maybe it can be better answered on the mailing list.

I dug into the source code and posted more information at:
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/mc/2017-February/msg00010.html

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by mooffie

  • Owner set to mooffie
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Summary changed from Please document the left/right menu panelize command to Document the left/right menu panelize command

I'm attaching a series of patches to fix this issue. "A patch is worth a thousand words".

Changed 3 years ago by mooffie

Changed 3 years ago by mooffie

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by mooffie

Notes:

  • Patch 0002 introduces a new feature (fixes an omission, actually). This should fix #3773.

Things to do:

  • A cleanup patch should follow (to get rid of the "@todo" comments in patch 0001, and to get rid of cd_panelize_cmd()).
  • Patch 0004 (the documentation itself) needs work.

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 3 years ago by zaytsev

Very nice.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 ; follow-up: ↓ 6 Changed 3 years ago by cri

Very nice.

I agree! :) Thank you very much for the explanation and for completing the feature.
I'll be glad to help with the documentation as soon as the feature is stable.

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 3 years ago by mooffie

  • Milestone changed from Future Releases to 4.8.20

Just to update you:

I want to document some more of the code (e.g., an undocumented "follow" feature was committed as part of #275), so this ticket will have to wait till 4.8.20 because I need to do some more investigative work. I'll probably also have to start another help page ("Panelization", or "Panelized panels").

Replying to cri:

I'll be glad to help with the documentation as soon as the feature is stable.


The feature is stable. I can certainly get help in wording the text and getting opinion if it's clear enough.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by mooffie

  • Blocked By 2942 added

comment:8 Changed 2 years ago by zaytsev

  • Milestone changed from 4.8.20 to 4.8.21

comment:9 Changed 18 months ago by zaytsev

  • Milestone changed from 4.8.21 to 4.8.22

comment:10 Changed 11 months ago by zaytsev

  • Milestone changed from 4.8.22 to 4.8.23

comment:11 Changed 5 months ago by zaytsev

  • Milestone changed from 4.8.23 to 4.8.24
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