Version 3.9: JavaHelp

From version 3.9 Helpinator supports JavaHelp output format. JavaHelp is a native file format (html and xml files packed as JAR file) and a set of tools that allow you to use JavaHelp in desktop and web applications written using Java.

You can learn more about this format from it’s webpage:

http://javahelp.java.net/

 

To compile JavaHelp you will need the following prerequisites

1. Java SE Development Kit

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

2. JavaHelp SDK

http://javahelp.java.net/

 

Install both then update Helpinator options (Main Menu->Tools-Options)

 

enoptionsjavahelpcompiler

 

Then you can compile JavaHelp with a single mouse click:

maintop

 

Compiled JavaHelp help file looks like this:

Contents:

en-javahelp

 

Index:

en-javahelp1

 

Search:

en-javahelp2

 

Note that JavaHelp has outdated HTML viewer so only a subset of modern HTML features is supported. Therefore it requires it’s own HTML templates, templates for CHM/WebHelp/QtHelp are not compatible with this format.

 

To allow you to view resulting JavaHelp file Helpinator also compiles several supplementary files from JavaHelp SDK into the target folder.

 

testjavahelp

New Delphi Contest: The Best Delphi Haiku

OK, our latest delphi-firemonkey contest was a complete fiasco 🙂 Almost noone likes Firemonkey and the direction Delphi is moving to. I was quite impressed with the amount of negative feedback filled with anger and frustration. Anger and frustration are not constructive and I think we need them to go out. What is the best way to let anger and frustration go out? Right, poetry! And wat is the best poetry genre around? Yes! English Haiku. You can read about it in this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku_in_English.

So, here’s another contest. Much more simple than the previous one. Let’s call it “Delphi Haiku”. Write a delphi-related Haiku, post it to our Facebook page and ask your friends to “Like” your post. The one who gets the most “likes” wins. The winner trophy is as simple as the contest itself – Lifetime “Helpinator” license plus 10 one-year licenses that the winner will be able to give away to anyone.

UPD. You can join at any time before September 30th. We will announce the results on 1st of October.

Examples:

Firemonkey
No fire, no monkey
Sad

Oh David I
Sweep away that corporate insanity
With your beard

Visited Delphi
Everything’s ruined
So true