Re: RoboHelp: How to make help for Linux platform?

Subject: Re: RoboHelp: How to make help for Linux platform?
From: Sean Wheller <sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 12:16:44 +0200

On Wednesday 30 August 2006 12:24, Khizran Kaleem wrote:
> I have been working on robohelp creating WinHelp and HTMLHelp for different
> softwares but all have been Windows based. I have never worked on/for
> Linux. If I have the help contents how can use it on Linux. Can someone
> please help me with this or refer a website?


There are basically two major desktop environments for Linux - GNOME and KDE

Both provide help systems. In the case of GNOME there is Yelp. In the case of
KDE there is KHelpCenter.

The best solution is to integrate your help into either of these two help
viewer environments.

With Yelp you can write help directly in docbook and it will be converted to
HTML on-the-fly.

With KhelpCenter you need to use HTML.

If you are accustomed to producing help for Windows systems, then I suggest
you forget everything you learned about the packaging component of Help

In order to produce help that is integrated on Linux desktops you need to
learn and setup the GNOME or KDE document project tools, then you need to
learn how to build your help into RPM or DEB packages, depending on the
platform you are using.

If you need help, just contact me off-list.

Hope this helps,

Ask me about the Monkey.

Sean Wheller
Technical Author
sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za

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