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Re: [XBoard-devel] GPL and WinHelp

From: Tim Mann
Subject: Re: [XBoard-devel] GPL and WinHelp
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 20:57:37 -0700

Your last idea sounds best to me -- automatically pick the "best" help
file that the user's system can display.  That could be done either in
the installer or in WinBoard itself, whichever is easier to get working.

On Wed, 08 Jul 2009 21:20:53 +0200, "h.g. muller" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Are there any suggestions for how to treat the help?
> Although I have help files available now in both .hlp and .chm
> format, the .hlp seems preferable, because the .chm has lost
> the coloring of characters (indicating which is new in various
> stages) in the conversion process, and I haven't figured out
> if this can be repaired. Especially for this first release, due to
> the large development gap we are bridging, this seems important.
> Once development gets more gradual again, we can switch to
> "all-black" docs and point out the ovelties in the NEWS file,
> but we don't want a NEWS file similar in size to the help file.
> I guess we don't want to distribute different Vista and XP
> executables, so one executable should be able to do both.
> Shall I simply make separate menus for the html help and
> the WinHelp viewer? The html help seems to need only one
> entry, as the index and contents are displayed simultaneously
> on startup.
> An aternative is to have WinBoard check which type of help file
> is present, and let it use WinHelp if there is a winboard.hlp,
> and if not, html help if there is a winboard.chm. People could
> decide during installation which help they want, or perhaps the
> installer could even check if they have WinHelp32.exe on their
> system, and make it depend on that.

Tim Mann  address@hidden  http://tim-mann.org/

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