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running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentation [message #472321] Wed, 13 February 2008 19:42 Go to next message
Ilya is currently offline IlyaFriend
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I am wondering whether "infocenter as war" APIs are published somewhere.

I see in "FAQ How can I run an infocenter on different servers?"
FAQ #3 - how can I find the documentation page? Contributed by Chris
Goldthorpe 1/25/2008
Search the help for "war".

Eclipse 3.4 SDK does not seem to return result for this search.
Do I search in a wrong place?

Thank you
Re: running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentation [message #472322 is a reply to message #472321] Thu, 14 February 2008 00:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Goldthorpe is currently offline Chris GoldthorpeFriend
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Do you have a recent version of Eclipse 3.4 such as 3.4M5. Also you need
to download the Eclipse SDK and not just the Platform. I got this search
hit when searching for "war"

Deploying the infocenter as a Web Archive
Using Eclipse 3.4 or later it is possible to configure the help plugins
to be deployed as a web archive (war file) which will act as a fully
functioning infocenter. The ins...
Re: running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentat [message #472324 is a reply to message #472322] Thu, 14 February 2008 01:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilya is currently offline IlyaFriend
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Chris Goldthorpe wrote:

> Do you have a recent version of Eclipse 3.4 such as 3.4M5. Also you need
> to download the Eclipse SDK and not just the Platform. I got this search
> hit when searching for "war"

> Deploying the infocenter as a Web Archive
> Using Eclipse 3.4 or later it is possible to configure the help plugins
> to be deployed as a web archive (war file) which will act as a fully
> functioning infocenter. The ins...

Thanks a lot Chris!

Yes, I have Eclipse SDK but it is definitely not
M5. It was installed before Feb 7. Will try M5.

Thanks again
Re: running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentat [message #472325 is a reply to message #472322] Thu, 14 February 2008 18:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilya is currently offline IlyaFriend
Messages: 12
Registered: July 2009
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Chris Goldthorpe wrote:

> Do you have a recent version of Eclipse 3.4 such as 3.4M5. Also you need
> to download the Eclipse SDK and not just the Platform. I got this search
> hit when searching for "war"

> Deploying the infocenter as a Web Archive
> Using Eclipse 3.4 or later it is possible to configure the help plugins
> to be deployed as a web archive (war file) which will act as a fully
> functioning infocenter. The ins...


Thanks Chris. Documentation exists in M5 drop. But it talks only about
creating infocenter war-file.

Does words "will act as a fully functioning infocenter." mean that webapp
help will act as a full fledge help as if it runs in workbench mode and
Java APIs are applicable or visa versa it will act as infocenter with a
few APIs like start/stop?

I am confued.

Thanks for your help
Re: running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentat [message #472329 is a reply to message #472325] Mon, 18 February 2008 20:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Goldthorpe is currently offline Chris GoldthorpeFriend
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The war file will act as an infocenter and should have the same
capabilities as the infocenter application.
Re: running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentat [message #472332 is a reply to message #472329] Tue, 19 February 2008 03:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilya is currently offline IlyaFriend
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Chris Goldthorpe wrote:

> The war file will act as an infocenter and should have the same
> capabilities as the infocenter application.

Hi Chris.

I still did not get it...
Let me ask the same question in a different way.

Here is the Inforcenter documentatoin chapter:
http://help.eclipse.org/help33/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse. platform.doc.isv/guide/ua_help_setup_infocenter.htm

If the war file will acts as a an infocenter then the following API does
not make sense:

String[] options = new String[] { "-eclipsehome", "d:\\myApp\\eclipse",...
};
Infocenter infocenter = new Help(options);

There is not such thing as eclipse home in the war-file case, so
Help class can not be instantiated. It results lack of APIs,
start/stop infocenter, for example (actually why would I want
to start/stop web application).

Or maybe I misunderstand you and war-file acts as full help?

Thank you
Re: running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentat [message #472334 is a reply to message #472332] Tue, 19 February 2008 16:38 Go to previous message
Chris Goldthorpe is currently offline Chris GoldthorpeFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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When I say that the war file is a full help system I mean that it is
possible to do all of the following things that you can do with help

Display table of contents
Display keyword index
Search
Print

The war based infocenter differs from the regular infocenter in the way
in which it is launched. You don't have all of the command line options
that are in the regular infocenter. The help .war file acts much like
any other .war file - if you place it in the webapps folder of your help
server it will get launched when you start the server.
Re: running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentation [message #609919 is a reply to message #472321] Thu, 14 February 2008 00:34 Go to previous message
Chris Goldthorpe is currently offline Chris GoldthorpeFriend
Messages: 815
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Do you have a recent version of Eclipse 3.4 such as 3.4M5. Also you need
to download the Eclipse SDK and not just the Platform. I got this search
hit when searching for "war"

Deploying the infocenter as a Web Archive
Using Eclipse 3.4 or later it is possible to configure the help plugins
to be deployed as a web archive (war file) which will act as a fully
functioning infocenter. The ins...
Re: running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentat [message #609923 is a reply to message #472322] Thu, 14 February 2008 01:32 Go to previous message
Ilya is currently offline IlyaFriend
Messages: 12
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Chris Goldthorpe wrote:

> Do you have a recent version of Eclipse 3.4 such as 3.4M5. Also you need
> to download the Eclipse SDK and not just the Platform. I got this search
> hit when searching for "war"

> Deploying the infocenter as a Web Archive
> Using Eclipse 3.4 or later it is possible to configure the help plugins
> to be deployed as a web archive (war file) which will act as a fully
> functioning infocenter. The ins...

Thanks a lot Chris!

Yes, I have Eclipse SDK but it is definitely not
M5. It was installed before Feb 7. Will try M5.

Thanks again
Re: running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentat [message #609926 is a reply to message #472322] Thu, 14 February 2008 18:42 Go to previous message
Ilya is currently offline IlyaFriend
Messages: 12
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Chris Goldthorpe wrote:

> Do you have a recent version of Eclipse 3.4 such as 3.4M5. Also you need
> to download the Eclipse SDK and not just the Platform. I got this search
> hit when searching for "war"

> Deploying the infocenter as a Web Archive
> Using Eclipse 3.4 or later it is possible to configure the help plugins
> to be deployed as a web archive (war file) which will act as a fully
> functioning infocenter. The ins...


Thanks Chris. Documentation exists in M5 drop. But it talks only about
creating infocenter war-file.

Does words "will act as a fully functioning infocenter." mean that webapp
help will act as a full fledge help as if it runs in workbench mode and
Java APIs are applicable or visa versa it will act as infocenter with a
few APIs like start/stop?

I am confued.

Thanks for your help
Re: running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentat [message #609933 is a reply to message #472325] Mon, 18 February 2008 20:01 Go to previous message
Chris Goldthorpe is currently offline Chris GoldthorpeFriend
Messages: 815
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
The war file will act as an infocenter and should have the same
capabilities as the infocenter application.
Re: running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentat [message #609938 is a reply to message #472329] Tue, 19 February 2008 03:19 Go to previous message
Ilya is currently offline IlyaFriend
Messages: 12
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Chris Goldthorpe wrote:

> The war file will act as an infocenter and should have the same
> capabilities as the infocenter application.

Hi Chris.

I still did not get it...
Let me ask the same question in a different way.

Here is the Inforcenter documentatoin chapter:
http://help.eclipse.org/help33/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse. platform.doc.isv/guide/ua_help_setup_infocenter.htm

If the war file will acts as a an infocenter then the following API does
not make sense:

String[] options = new String[] { "-eclipsehome", "d:\\myApp\\eclipse",...
};
Infocenter infocenter = new Help(options);

There is not such thing as eclipse home in the war-file case, so
Help class can not be instantiated. It results lack of APIs,
start/stop infocenter, for example (actually why would I want
to start/stop web application).

Or maybe I misunderstand you and war-file acts as full help?

Thank you
Re: running an infocenter on different servers: where can I find the documentat [message #609942 is a reply to message #472332] Tue, 19 February 2008 16:38 Go to previous message
Chris Goldthorpe is currently offline Chris GoldthorpeFriend
Messages: 815
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
When I say that the war file is a full help system I mean that it is
possible to do all of the following things that you can do with help

Display table of contents
Display keyword index
Search
Print

The war based infocenter differs from the regular infocenter in the way
in which it is launched. You don't have all of the command line options
that are in the regular infocenter. The help .war file acts much like
any other .war file - if you place it in the webapps folder of your help
server it will get launched when you start the server.
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