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Re: Standalone help for RCP product [message #621907] Fri, 14 November 2008 15:07
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Originally posted by: nospam_kowalskilee.gmail.com

Hi Christophe,

Would you please describe in more detail the usage situation you are
trying to achieve?

I'm having trouble picturing exactly the connection between running your
RCP product and the help system/infocenter set-up. This is what I'm
imagining you mean. Please confirm this picture, or correct it as needed:
- You have an RCP product, written based on Eclipse, that is to run on
someone's desktop machine.

- You want the help system for that RCP product to *not* be installed on
that desktop machine (?).

- You want the Help menus and buttons for that RCP product user
interface running on that desktop machine to link to the help
system/infocenter running remotely on a server machine, at your own
website (?).

Is that the correct scenario for what you are trying to achieve?

The "remote infocenter" might be the solution for the scenario, but it's
not clear if this is the scenario that you have in mind.

I'm adding newsgroup eclipse.platform.ua to this thread, as that
newsgroup deals with help system/infocenter questions.

Sincerely,
Lee Anne


Christophe Fondacci wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I would like to start the help infocenter server in a standalone mode
> for a RCP product (and not for the Eclipse product).
>
> It is very easy to start the standalone server for displaying the
> eclipse help, but I would like it to serve the help of my RCP product
> instead. In the command line, I tried specifying my product home as the
> eclipse home argument, but it seems to be looking for the "eclipse"
> executable and cannot find it.
>
> Is there a simple way to do this ?
>
> My need is to publish the help of my RCP product on my website just like
> the help.eclipse.org publish the eclipse help online.
> Thank you,
> Christophe.
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