[Discourse.ros.org] [General] Offline ROS API documentation
You all know these problems:
You have a certain problem with an API, but the internet connection or the ROS server is very laggard and you are not able to receive any information about this API function you are struggling with.
**Not any more!** There is a solution for these kind of problems now!
It is called [Zeal](https://zealdocs.org/) (Linux, OSX, Windows) or [Dash](https://kapeli.com/dash) (OSX)
Both tools are offline documentation browsers with search function.
They are super fast, always close to your fingertips and available whereever you are, even in the remotest lab.
Until now there was no so-called 'docset' for ROS, but finally there is one.
Currently it contains these ROS packages:
Of course it is no problem to add _all_ ROS packages in general, but it gets quite large and a lot of the packages don't provide a good API documentation.
But the core packages are available in the current docset.