GNOME Devhelp

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Devhelp 3.32
Devhelp 3.32
Original author(s)Johan Dahlin[1]
Developer(s)Frederic Peters[2]
Initial release31 July 2001; 19 years ago (2001-07-31)[1][3]
Stable release3.38.1[4] (8 October 2020; 5 days ago (2020-10-08)) [±]
Preview release3.37.92[5] (13 September 2020; 30 days ago (2020-09-13)) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating systemLinux, Unix-like, OS X
TypeHelp browser
LicenseGNU 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 GNOME Builder, 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. ^ Catanzaro, Michael (8 October 2020). "GNOME 3.38.1". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  5. ^ Jardón, Javier (13 September 2020). "GNOME 3.37.92 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 17 September 2020.

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