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Subject:Re: Eclipse for doc releases? From:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Wed, 17 Jun 2009 09:34:10 -0700
If you mean using Eclipse to deliver online help for a non-Eclipse
application, that's not right tool for the job.
You could set up a minimal Eclipse RCP runtime to do nothing but
display your help plug-ins, but the package would be maybe 80-100MB,
and the first time help was invoked there would be an unacceptably
long load time.
This has come up repeatedly on eclipse_tw, you might search the
archive for other opinions:
You should also check out the eclipse.platform.ua (User Assistance) newsgroup.
On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 8:20 AM, Crimmin, Peter<Peter -dot- Crimmin -at- nuance -dot- com> wrote:
> Does anyone on the list use Eclipse to deliver documentation?
> I'm not asking about documenting an Eclipse plug-in. I want to learn
> about using Eclipse solely to provide documentation. I haven't (yet)
> found a description of how this is done, but I assume it involves:
> 1. Packaging an Eclipse JRE for installation on the customer's machine.
> 2. Installing documentation as a plug-in.
> Using this approach, I expect to install several plug-ins (from
> different products that I release) into a single documentation system.
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