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Re: [XBoard-devel] GPL and WinHelp

From: h.g. muller
Subject: Re: [XBoard-devel] GPL and WinHelp
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 17:26:16 +0200

At 09:32 6-7-2009 -0700, Tim Mann wrote:
I don't see why.  It's part of the Windows operating system.

OK, that is at least something. There still remains a pretty bad
problem, though. In a sense a magnified version of the problem
that was already signalled in another thread here.

It will not be able to build WinBoard from source for someone
that does not have the HTML Help Workshop installed. That was
also the case with the old WinHelp, but there the Workshop was
only needed for generating docs. So the makefile could be
easily changed, or a fake help file supplied, so the make
process would not abort and a winboard.exe would be produced.

But now the Workshop is needed for the building of winboard.exe

How come the old WinBoard did not need a library to define the
function WinHelp() ? Was there a non-proprietary replacement
for that?

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