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Multiple help plugin directories for workbench and standalone help [message #614427] Tue, 10 June 2008 23:50
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Originally posted by: alan.ittvis.com

Hi,

I would like to have documentation content plugins in multiple separate
directories, with one or more specified at startup in order to have the
help system display different subsets of online help for different
products. I'd like to use the same Eclipse distribution for both workbench
help and standalone help.

I thought the "links" directory would allow me to set up multiple
locations for help plugins, but from my testing it seems that links are
not recognized by the standalone help system. Even if links worked I'd
prefer a startup parameter to specify the plugin locations rather than a
file.

Currently we are using Eclipse 3.3, but will probably be migrating to
Eclipse 3.4. Can you suggest a way to provide access to different subsets
of help plugins that will work with both the workbench and standalone
help?

Thanks,

Alan
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