Interesting Reply to JavaHelp or WebHelp

Subject: Interesting Reply to JavaHelp or WebHelp
From: Manjeet Singh <msingh -at- scort -dot- com>
To: techwr-l
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2000 16:12:36 +0200

I got this very interesting reply from Tim Merrick.
For JavaHelp, users must install the JavaHelp software on their systems
have access to it via a network. They also must have the JVM and JRE
Runtime Environment). Because your software application is written in
I'm sure your developers are already packaging the JRE. Depending on the
platform, the JRE can be a very large file. In my experience, the JVM
the Microsoft Virtual Machine if you choose to use that) is a relatively
small file. So it's not much of a burden to the user.

Because your application is written in Java, I'd recommend taking a
look at implementing JavaHelp. As far as using WWP, be careful. To my
knowledge, WWP presently supports only JavaHelp 1.0, which has some
significant bugs, including no support for printing topics from the
system. JavaHelp 1.1 is now available. It, too, has some bugs, but it is
much better than 1.0.

As for WebHelp, it is proprietary to Blue Sky Software, the makers of
RoboHelp. I'd be cautious about committing myself to that scenario. Yes,
JavaHelp is proprietary to Sun, but it is a part of Sun's overall Java
offering. That technology is here to stay. Will WebHelp be around in a
years? That's difficult to say.

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