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Devhelp 3.14
Original author(s) Johan Dahlin[1]
Developer(s) Frederic Peters[2]
Initial release 31 July 2001 (2001-07-31)[1][3]
Stable release 3.16 (March 25, 2015; 3 months ago (2015-03-25)) [±][4]
Preview release 3.17.3 (June 24, 2015; 3 days ago (2015-06-24)) [±][5]
Operating system Linux, Unix-like, OS X
Type Help browser
License GNU General Public License

Devhelp is a GTK+/GNOME browser for API documentation; it works natively with gtk-doc (which is the API reference format for GTK+/GNOME documentation).

It is integrated in GNOME development tools such as Glade and Anjuta, and is an official application of the GNOME project. Devhelp uses Bonobo for integration to Emacs via command line searches and is embedded in other development applications such as Anjuta.

Devhelp uses the GTK+ port of WebKit for HTML rendering of documentation; versions prior to 0.22 used Gecko, a layout engine developed by Mozilla Corporation and used in the Firefox web browser.


  1. ^ a b ChangeLog - 2001-07-31 Johan Dahlin - 0.1.0 Released.
  2. ^ NEWS, NEW in 2.27.92: New maintainer (Frederic Peters) (to Richard, thanks for everything).
  3. ^ jdahlin/devhelp, The initial version of DevHelp, written in july 2001., Requires PyGTK 1.x and the GNOME 1.x stack., 2012-09-03, Johan Dahlin · GitHub
  4. ^ Clasen, Matthias (25 March 2015). "GNOME 3.16 released". gnome-announce-list (Mailing list). Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "GNOME 3.17.x Development Series". Retrieved June 25, 2015. 

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