Fix for installation of HTML Help Workshop on Windows Vista & more recent

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Tue Jun 17 13:26:56 EDT 2014

I just found a bug in my own code: if you install HTML Help Workshop in a path containing 
spaces the gnucash build step will fail. I'm looking into this right now. The htmlhelp step 
itself should work though.


On Tuesday 17 June 2014 18:05:28 Geert Janssens wrote:
> I have just pushed a number of commits to gnucash-on-windows that
> hopefully fixes the issue that HTML Help Workshop could not be
> installed on Windows Vista and more recent due to insufficient
> privileges.
> I don't have such a Windows system so I need some volunteers to test
> it and give feedback.
> The way to test would be to set up a development environment on
> Windows following the instructions here:
> If you already have a development environment set up based on the
> gnucash-on-windows repository you can skip the basic set up and just
> remove HTML Help Workshop via the Windows control panel and rerun
> What I hope is that you can successfully install HTML Help Workshop
> when during the corresponding step. On Windows Vista and more recent
> I expect Windows to show a UAC which you should grant.
> In all cases, please keep in mind that you should *NOT* install HTML
> Help Workshop in the gcdev directories. Just install it in the
> default location somewhere under Program Files or similar. This has
> the added benefit that one single installation is ever needed. If you
> set up multiple development environments for gnucash, they will all
> use the same HH installation.
> I'm looking forward for all feedback.
> Regards,
> Geert
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