Re: online help builders for unix

Subject: Re: online help builders for unix
From: Glen Accardo <glen -at- SOFTINT -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 11:36:34 -0600

> >I just wanted to second Glen's remarks--I'm using native Windows help
> on the Windows side and HyperHelp on the UNIX platform. We also use
> QuickView to port the same source files to the Macintosh. It's not
> a perfect solution (expensive, for one thing) but the best available
> now I think.

> Anyone have a less expensive alternative? I'd like to hear more
> from people doing cross-platform help development, so please post
> to the list.


Yea, HyperHelp does cost a bunch -- up front. But, it isn't so bad
when you consider the free distribution of the viewer. We considered
using FrameMaker, but really couldn't justify the cost of adding its
cost to a $495 Windows product. Mosiac is good, and fairly cheap,
but when we were evaluating online help solutions for Motif products,
it just wasn't a finely polished piece of comercial software. Besides,
if something breaks in our Motif help, Bristol supports it and we
don't have to. If we had gone with Mosiac, we'd have to do the support
ourselves.

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glen accardo glen -at- softint -dot- com
Software Interfaces, Inc. (713) 492-0707 x122
Houston, TX 77084

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