DeepSOIC wrote:This is probably because you are using development snapshot. AFAIK, getting docs off the wiki and putting them into FreeCAD involves substantial work.
This has nothing to do at all.
When compiling FreeCAD, do you think the system gets the doc directly from the wiki? Of course not. It takes it from the source code.
The Daily Builds packages do the same. They only build exactly the same documentation every time a new build is done.
Slavko, have you first installed the
freecad-doc package? It is separate from the freecad package. It is only a suggested package, which means the freecad package does not depends on it. You have to install it manually.
I have tested it on the Daily Builds PPA package, and I confirm that it won't open in FreeCAD. Neither F1 nor Help --> Help work. This is a bug that the FreeCAD developers will have to fix.
In the meanwhile, there is a workaround I found here:
Translated for Ubuntu users:
Open Qt Assistant, either from the Unity menu, or from the terminal:
Go to Edit --> Preferences
Switch to the "Documentation" tab
Click on the "Add..." button
Click on the "Filesystem" bookmark, and navigate to /usr/share/doc/freecad-doc/freecad.qch
Click OK, close the window
In the "Summary" left pane, there will now be "FreeCAD Documentation" listed.
You will have to open the Qt Assistant separately from FreeCAD to access the documentation.