I have an old TrueType font collection that have some individualized requirements for some of the fonts regarding documentation. The license requires that I distribute it with the documentation. Of course this documentation is 30+ years old and will need a disclaimer added that information may be stale, but the font is still useful. I’d like to make some of these fonts available via HaikuPorts but the documentation requirement has me thinking about how documentation is presented to the end-user.
Currently the documentation that comes with Haiku is in the
/boot/system/documentation/ directory. I think there should be a
packages folder in this directory where the required historical data about the fonts installed and other package documentation. Also, the famous blue-folder system in the deskbar application could and should have a folder containing shortcuts with icons for each document.
Aesthetically, this will allow the BeBook link and the User Guide, likewise, to have an icon and not be left on the desktop with a generic HTML shortcut. The Quick Tour could be still on the desktop for the first boot but hopefully will stand out a little more without the other documents also there.