The book in .chm format

Max Bowsher maxb at ukf.net
Thu Mar 10 11:12:42 CST 2005


Jostein Chr. Andersen wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 March 2005 19.08, Max Bowsher wrote:
>> √ėyvind A. Holm wrote:
> ...
>>> nice. Are you interested in hosting these versions? They can be
>>> downloaded from
> ...
>> if hosting is approved, I'd like to see the buildsystem for these docs
>> in our repository - i.e. perhaps post a patch?
>
> A build system for this is very simple, but you must install Wine and
> install MS Help Workshop (freeware) under it if you want to build it
> under a UNIX system. Luckilly, to install and setup Wine from source is
> trivial these days, so it should not be any problem at all.
>
> I do however recommend that the build of CHM-files is done under Windows
> or perhaps a 32-bit DOS emulator if something like that exists.
>
> I use VMware under Linux and can build the files with the same regularity
> as for the Subversion's Windows Installer - which means anytime,
> anywhere and so on (maybe exept 3-4 weeks in during summer).

A Windows-only build system would be perfectly fine, IMO, since this is a 
strongly Windows-oriented doc format.

It need not be anything more complicated than a batch file with a few 
commands in, plus some header comments describing what it is necessary to 
download (preferably with an URL).

Max.




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