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Documancer is a programmer's documentation reader for Unix which has very fast fulltext searching. It has several advantages over using a Web browser or specialized format-specific viewers (such as info), namely unified access to all documentation formats and a GUI that is better-suited for documentation reading than a generic Web browser. It can display HTML manuals, info and man pages, CHM and DevHelp files, and remote WWW sites.

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Recent releases

  •  09 Jun 2005 10:50

    Release Notes: Support for DevHelp books and remote WWW sites was added.

    •  13 Feb 2005 11:44

      Release Notes: This release fixes a freezing problem when indexing on Linux, and dramatically reduces the index size.

      •  06 Feb 2005 15:28

        Release Notes: Fulltext search is now implemented with Lucene and supports Unicode.

        •  30 Jan 2004 23:04

          Release Notes: This release chooses the TCP/IP ports it will use randomly from a specified range instead of using a single port, so that multiple users can run it simultaneously. The search results UI was improved, highlighting of results is now much faster, and toolbar buttons for going to the next/previous search result in the page were added.

          •  30 Nov 2003 04:55

            Release Notes: The info and man pages provider have been fixed to work better on Gentoo Linux. Also, their page titles have been shortened so that search results are easier to navigate.


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