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Re: Standalone Help [message #613206] Mon, 05 May 2008 17:16
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Originally posted by: nospam_kowalskilee.gmail.com

Hi Markus,

Yes, with Eclipse 3.4 it now is possible to deploy the help system as a
WAR into a web app server such as Tomcat.

The bulk of the work was done under the following Bugzilla entry:
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=201666

While there are a lot of comments, I recommend you read through them to
see how you can create the WAR that you can deploy into Tomcat/Jetty.
There are comments about documenting the steps and posting in the
Eclipse wiki, but it doesn't look like anyone has done that yet.

I've added eclipse.platform.ua newsgroup to this thread, as that
newsgroup is focused on the help system/user assistance (UA) components.
There are also some postings on eclipse.platform.ua from people who have
tried out this WAR method of deploying the help system.

Best regards,
Lee Anne



Markus Wolf wrote:
> Hi.
>
> We have a requirement for our webapp to integrate a help system and would
> like to test if the eclipse helpsystem is able to be integrated into an
> existing webapp. It is not eclipse based but that may not be a problem.
> Can anyone point me to some tips on how to solve this? I've found some
> docs about the standalone help but they are targetet to standalone
> desktop applications not webapps. Or maybe is there a way to install the
> eclipse help system into a tomcat/jetty and call it from outsite (just
> like help.eclipse.org)? (Ok, this should be possible... :)) But is there
> any docu on this?
>
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions or help.
> Markus Wolf
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