On Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:53:28 +0000, Fei Min Lorente
>More clarification: we're planning to just set up a
>button or a menu item in the VS-based user interface
>that triggers the help system, and the help system
>will run in its own application not in VS, so we
>shouldn't be forced to use MS Help Viewer.
Bad Idea. AFAIK, Help Viewer is the only way
you can get CSH. If a developer hits F1 and
nothing happens, big Fail. It's unrealistic
to expect them to open another app for help.
Help Viewer is not so bad; other Mif2Go users,
like Rockwell, have been producing it for a
long time (counting its predecessors too).
>And we weren't worried about OmniHelp losing files;
>we are worried about users going in and messing with
>them. Is there any way to lock them down?
Why would anyone do that? We've never heard of
it happening. And there are *no* Help systems
that run on the client that can prevent it. Even
AIR, Adobe's proprietary ripoff of WebKit, can be
hacked in a couple of minutes by anyone motivated.
>We're very curious about using standalone Eclipse Help; has
>anyone here used it for a non-Eclipse-based product? If not,
>I'll take this question to the eclipse_tw group.
There's a good reason nobody does that. It has
a huge footprint, a lengthy install that few will
be willing to put up with, and is high maintenance.
Even dot updates often break working systems.
-- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc.
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