No way to search user guide anymore?


(Fred Curts) #1

The new user guide (https://docs.gradle.org/current/userguide/userguide.html) appears to have no search function or single-page version. The PDF (https://docs.gradle.org/current/userguide/userguide.pdf) isn’t searchable either (e.g., searching for “pluginManagement” produces no hits). How are we supposed to find information now?


(Louis Jacomet) #2

Hi,

I did reproduce the PDF search issue when opening it in a browser. But once downloaded, search works fine (at least using Preview on Mac). It could be linked to its size.

For the web search, there is indeed no longer a dedicated search box, but Google indexes Gradle documentation pretty well. So using something like site:https://docs.gradle.org/current/userguide pluginManagement works well.

And for more context: see https://github.com/gradle/gradle/issues/5205


(pledbrook) #3

The single-page HTML user manual is still online, but we are aware that there is no link to it. There are plans to update the navigation and I hope to add a link then.


(Fred Curts) #4

Thanks for the tips. Downloading the PDF does the trick but is cumbersome. A “site:” search needs to be followed with another in-browser search on the target page (also cumbersome). An integrated search function or (link to) single-page user guide would be more user-friendly.