[GNC-dev] Greetings & Windows Build

Leif Segen leif.nabil.segen at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 00:40:15 EDT 2021

Thanks, John, for the welcome!

Taniguichi, thanks for sharing what you found. Once I used the file from
archive.org to install htmlhelp, I also was stuck on the powershell script
not recognizing the manually installed htmlhelp.exe.

So far, I've switched to trying to set things up via Windows Subsystem for
Linux (Ubuntu 18.04). Still installing the dependencies at the moment.


On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 11:21 PM Yasuaki Taniguchi/谷口康明 <yasuakit at gmail.com>

> Hello,
> This problem is also affect to me.
> > That's interesting, help worked from GnuCash the last time I tested it
> and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Compiled_HTML_Help says that
> it's still supported. I'm away from my Windows VM until Monday so I can't
> double-check. Isn't the help viewer hh.exe rather than help.exe?
> >
> > There is no "dev onboarding process", it's an all-volunteer force. If
> you already know C or Scheme (ideally both and C++ too) then find a bug
> that bugs you and write a PR. Lather, rinse, repeat. Please look over
> https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Development and everything linked to it for
> general guidance on style, PR submission guidance, and so on.
> HTML Help workshop is still supported. But we, new developers, can't
> download it anymore in proper way and license.
> Microsoft remove the installer htmlhelp.exe from their website.
> According to the guidelines
> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/design/in-app-help/guidelines-for-app-help
> and
> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/design/in-app-help/external-help
>  ,
> it is recommended to use external help for "detailed tutorials,
> advanced functions, or libraries of help topics".
> So we have to consider to use external link or other format for help
> manual and guide, at least on Windows.
> Regards,
> --
> TANIGUCHI Yasuaki (谷口康明)
>   yasuakit at gmail.com
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