[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 3/3] web/documentation: Simplify Components Documentation links

Alexander Strasser eclipse7 at gmx.net
Tue Nov 10 10:01:23 CET 2015

Am 6. September 2014 19:23:25 MESZ, schrieb "Clément Bœsch" <u at pkh.me>:
>On Sat, Sep 06, 2014 at 09:12:47AM -0800, Lou Logan wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 6, 2014, at 04:37 AM, db0company wrote:
>> > ---
>> >  src/documentation |   18 +++++++++---------
>> >  1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>> I don't have a strong opinion about this patch but there are two
>> I want to bikeshed:
>> 1. One nice thing about the current format is that the link names
>> (ffmpeg-*) are the same as the man page name for each component, such
>> "man ffmpeg-filters", but I'm unsure if many users make that
>I doubt most users realize that by looking at the page. They can find
>appropriate man-page by doing man ffm<tab> in the shell.
>Currently, the page index is really cluttered for no purpose, and I
>see users ending up in "libavfilter" section instead of "filters",
>probably because the library section is easier to read, and the
>just looks like a "FFmpeg words soup".

I fear current situation is not very friendly
for new (documentation) users :(

>> 2. It is more consistent with the "Command Line Tools Documentation"
>> section if the ffmpeg-* are preserved.
>Maybe we should change that one as well.
>Something like:
>  • ffmpeg (full help)
>  • ffplay (full help)
>  • ffprobe (full help)
>  • ffserver (full help, sample configuration file)

Looks reasonable to me.



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