online help in unix environments; java

Subject: online help in unix environments; java
From: jmalone1 <jmalone1 -at- FLASH -dot- NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 11:11:13 -0700

(First posting)

1. I'm thinking of joining a startup company that does an all-Java
product that currently runs in a Solaris environment (I thought Java
programs would run anywhere, but that's another issue). I'd be doing
online docs and online help for the product.

How can I find out what online help systems are available for Solaris
environments? Seems like a simple question, and I know about Hyperhelp
from Bistol, but I'd like to survey the field (and look for something
cheaper). In fact, can programs have simple "builtin" help without a 3rd
party product?

Embarrassing asking such a simple question, but I've perused the
technical bookstores and searched the web for "online help systems",
etc., etc., without success.

2. Is there anything special about help and online docs for Java
programs? Everyone in Silicon Valley is writing Java programs now, it
sometimes seems.

(Hi, Alexia.)

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