RE: Online help for Linux application?

Subject: RE: Online help for Linux application?
From: jgarison -at- ide -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 09:18:55 -0500


My first reaction was "Why would you need a nav system at all?" You'd have
to ask Ben Weisner, but Deva Tools ( makes a great little
search engine that works just fine in lieu of a TOC or Index. Users can type
in words and find the relevant hit pages. It's very inexpensive, takes very
little time to set up and maintain, and provides faster search and retrieval
of information.

And it works on IE and Netscape. Haven't tried it in Opera, though.

My 2¢,


John Garison
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-----Original Message-----
From: John Cornellier [mailto:tw -at- cornellier -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 9:12 AM
Subject: Online help for Linux application?

Honourable members,

Can anyone outline (or point to a web site with) the options for delivering
online help for an app running on Linux? My considerations so far:
- HTML is good but a pain to do the nav system in JavaScript unless I
restrict the browser
- Is there a PDF viewer for Linux (I hope not!)?
- JavaHelp is an option, but I'm not working on a native Java app, so it
would be a lot of overhead (loading the runtime).
- Is there a native Linux system? Preferably with a viable workflow from
Frame or HTML.


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