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Minimal standalone help system [message #479007] Fri, 07 August 2009 23:40 Go to next message
Andreas Ekstrand is currently offline Andreas Ekstrand
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Registered: August 2009
Junior Member
Hi,

I tried installing a minimal stand-alone help system according to the Eclipse help ( http://help.eclipse.org/stable/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse. platform.doc.isv/guide/ua_help_setup_standalone.htm) with no luck. I tried from both the Eclipse Classic 3.5.0 for Windows download and the Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in Developers for Windows download.

First, export can't be done to the <location1>/eclipse folder, don't know why but nothing gets written. I tried directly to <location1> and moving the resulting folders and files into the <location1>/eclipse folder and got a bit further.

Second, I got the following message when starting with the recommended "java -classpath ..." command: "The Eclipse executable launcher was unable to locate its companion shared library." After searching the web, I found that the Equinox launcher doesn't seem to be included so that has to be copied manually. Okay, so I copied the equinox launcher jar file and folder.

Now I got the following error in a log: "java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter". Can't find a solution to that one.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Has anyone succeeded in this? How should I get it to work?

Regards,
Andreas Ekstrand
Re: Minimal standalone help system [message #479149 is a reply to message #479007] Sun, 09 August 2009 20:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lee Anne Kowalski is currently offline Lee Anne Kowalski
Messages: 54
Registered: July 2009
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Hi Andreas,

In an earlier milestone for 3.5, I started with the "Eclipse Platform
SDK" package and managed to do it using those instructions. I haven't
tried it with the GA version of 3.5 yet.

I usually start with the Eclipse Platform SDK package on my machine,
because then I can do plug-in development in the PDE. Maybe the
instructions are specific to using the "Platform SDK" package, I don't know.

Hope this helps,
Lee Anne


Andreas Ekstrand wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I tried installing a minimal stand-alone help system according to the
> Eclipse help
> ( http://help.eclipse.org/stable/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse. platform.doc.isv/guide/ua_help_setup_standalone.htm)
> with no luck. I tried from both the Eclipse Classic 3.5.0 for Windows
> download and the Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in Developers for Windows download.
>
> First, export can't be done to the <location1>/eclipse folder, don't
> know why but nothing gets written. I tried directly to <location1> and
> moving the resulting folders and files into the <location1>/eclipse
> folder and got a bit further.
>
> Second, I got the following message when starting with the recommended
> "java -classpath ..." command: "The Eclipse executable launcher was
> unable to locate its companion shared library." After searching the web,
> I found that the Equinox launcher doesn't seem to be included so that
> has to be copied manually. Okay, so I copied the equinox launcher jar
> file and folder.
>
> Now I got the following error in a log:
> "java.lang.ClassNotFoundException:
> org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter". Can't find a solution
> to that one.
>
> Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Has anyone succeeded in this? How
> should I get it to work?
>
> Regards,
> Andreas Ekstrand
Re: Minimal standalone help system [message #479155 is a reply to message #479149] Sun, 09 August 2009 21:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andreas Ekstrand is currently offline Andreas Ekstrand
Messages: 6
Registered: August 2009
Junior Member
Hi Lee Anne,

Thank you for your reply. I tried with the Eclipse Platform SDK, but with the same problem. The launcher bug present in earlier versions probably was re-introduced after the milestone you tested.

I downgraded to Ganymede and that works fine - the drawback is a larger export (about 26MB instead of 11MB) but at least it's functioning.

/Andreas
Re: Minimal standalone help system [message #479157 is a reply to message #479149] Sun, 09 August 2009 21:51 Go to previous message
Andreas Ekstrand is currently offline Andreas Ekstrand
Messages: 6
Registered: August 2009
Junior Member
By the way, I had to edit the config.ini file in order for my help to be visible in the Ganymede export as well, just as you described on the News Portal, Lee Anne. Thanx for sharing!

/Andreas
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