> On Sep 7, 2019, at 5:44 AM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnuc...@kobaltwit.be> wrote:
> Again I'm not sure of the benefit of adding support for all that at this 
> point. I think more interesting areas of study could be whether we can 
> support 
> a Macos native document format or whether the Windows help system has a way 
> of 
> identifying application documentation system-wide (that is outside of the 
> application) and whether we need to add something to tap into that. Those are 
> two platforms we do try to integrate with next to our gnome integration.

MacOS Help's native format is HTML just like everyone else's, packed in a 
peculiar way just like everyone else's. It displays in an obnoxious window that 
stays on top of everything. Many third-party applications do what GnuCash 
already does, which is to use the user's default browser to display help. As 
for Windows I've noticed that very few Windows 10 applications still use the 
old Windows-3 help viewer. Most, including Microsoft's, either display help in 
their own window or use the default browser.

Maybe we should follow that trend and get rid of *all* of the system/desktop 
environment specializations and just open docs in a GtkWebKitView like we do 
reports... alternatively given the troubles with WebKit maybe we should switch 
to using the default browser for both reports and docs.

John Ralls

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