RE: Conference

Subject: RE: Conference
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 10:14:44 -0400

Yes, that's the official MS position. However:

1. This is the second official MS position on the subject in as many
months. That's what "this supersedes all previous announcements" means.
2. Vista is a minimum of nine months away, maybe more. MS has plenty of
time to change their minds again, and again, about releasing the WinHelp
3. For most of us, moving a project away from WinHelp is a matter of
days, not months. Why spend the time and money right now on
4. I've seen a hundred posts that RoboHelp is dead, dead, absolutely
dead, deader than a doornail. Now, a new post says, "RoboHelp lives, but
WinHelp is dead." Hmmm.

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Hanson
> Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 10:00 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Conference
> My impression from Char's post last week is that WinHelp *is*
> dead, that it will *not* be available *at all* with Vista,
> even as a download. See below. What are other TWers doing
> that have the majority (or at least "some") of
> their projects in WinHelp?
> From last week:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Char James-Tanny
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 8:14 AM
> > To: TECHWR-L
> > Subject: Official WinHelp announcement
> > <snip>
> > The WinHelp engine will not be included in Microsoft Vista.
> > In addition, the
> > engine will not be available for download or redistribution.
> > <snip>
> > (NOTE: I announced this yesterday on HATT. To clarify one
> > possible question:
> > this supersedes all previous announcements.)
> >

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