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Something missing?: 3.4 minimal standalone help system instructions [message #619858] Tue, 09 September 2008 21:06
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Originally posted by: nospam_kowalskilee.gmail.com

Hi,

Two of us have followed the instructions in the 3.4 standalone help
system topic and are getting the same results.

At step 5 of the instructions ("From location1 start standalone help
from the command line"), we get the help system to start up. However,
the ToC frame is empty.

That makes sense, as there was no doc plug-in in the exported feature.

BUT, if we stop the help system and put a doc plug-in into either
dropins or plugins directory, and restart with the -clean parameter, we
get the same symptom: no content in ToC frame.

Somehow, the system is not recognizing that it has to pick up our doc
plug-ins. (BTW, these are doc plug-ins created using the 3.4 PDE and
targeted for 3.4).

We suspect that we need a config.ini or configuration that is specific
for running the standalone help system (vs the SDK). I took a look at
the config.ini file that's in eclipse/configuration and it is quite
changed from 3.3 and I'm not sure how to proceed to make one specific
for the standalone help system.

Is it likely that that is the issue? (needing a specific config.ini file)

If so, can someone provide a sample or a pointer of how I can create one
for a standalone help system 'product'? Can I do it using the PDE?

And if it's not the config.ini file, any insights into what the cause of
the empty ToC frame would be? :-)

Thanks!
Lee Anne
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