Doxygen - is there a status?

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Tue Sep 2 13:05:06 EDT 2014

On Tuesday 02 September 2014 12:51:01 Derek Atkins wrote:
> Hi,
> Carsten Rinke <carsten.rinke at> writes:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Lately I was working on a bug (which I did not manage yet to fix).
> > During the investigations I noticed that I am still running around
> > like a blind chicken when starting out with a new bug.
> > And the reason is simple: Even though I have worked and programmed
> > quite a bit for GnuCash already, I still don't understand the
> > architecture of it.
> > 
> > So I decided to try a top down approach instead of the buttom up in
> > order to learn a bit more about the 'big picture'.
> > And that is how I (once again) came across Doxygen.
> > 
> > While my first Doxygen attempts as a reader where ending up in
> > confusion and even more questions, I think I have now understood the
> > idea. Still my impression is that some high level and introducing
> > paragraphs might be helpful.
> > Currently it tells you more on how to make use of it as an author
> > than to actually use it as a reader.
> > 
> > I could start looking into ways how to improve it - but that implies
> > that stuff that I have in mind is really an improvement.
> > 
> > Therefore my first careful question:
> > What is the current status? Is there active work ongoing? Is it in
> > general agreed that additinional (even basic) work is needed in this
> > area? Or is everything (i.e. also conceptionally) in place as it
> > should?
> I think most devs would agree that improving the Doxygen docs would be
> a good thing.  I do not beleve that anyone is actively working on it.

Exactly. Feel free to improve on it.


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