Adding a topic to the helpviewer

Hi,
I’d like to add a new (self created) help-topic to the helpviewer.
However, I can’t write to /usr/help/product. (“Read-only filesystem”). Is
there a way to tell the helpviewer to look into /usr/help/product plus a
different path?
Markus

Hello,

Unfortunately there is now way to get the help viewer to look elsewhere for the .toc files. The issue with not being able to write to cretin directories even as root, is known and will be fixed in the future. One option if you don’t want to wait until it is fixed is to use context-sensitive help without the helpviewer.

Regards,
Dave B.


Markus Loffler <loffler@ces.clemson.edu> wrote:

Hi,
I’d like to add a new (self created) help-topic to the helpviewer.
However, I can’t write to /usr/help/product. (“Read-only filesystem”). Is
there a way to tell the helpviewer to look into /usr/help/product plus a
different path?
Markus

On 9 Aug 2001 18:27:59 GMT, Applications Mail Group <apps@qnx.com>
wrote:

Hello,

Unfortunately there is now way to get the help viewer to look elsewhere for the .toc files.
The issue with not being able to write to cretin directories even as root, is known and will be fixed in the future.
One option if you don’t want to wait until it is fixed is to use context-sensitive help without the helpviewer.

Regards,
Dave B.

What I would like to do is create an entirely separate Helpviewer
based on product information for the QNX6-based machinery we will
(someday) ship. The user would be maintenance and operator personnel
of the customer – not the people that need or want or should be
viewing QNX material.
Would the “issue to be fixed in the future” also enable an
independent, developer-defined viewer?

Markus Loffler <> loffler@ces.clemson.edu> > wrote:
Hi,
I’d like to add a new (self created) help-topic to the helpviewer.
However, I can’t write to /usr/help/product. (“Read-only filesystem”). Is
there a way to tell the helpviewer to look into /usr/help/product plus a
different path?
Markus
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Bob Bottemiller
Stein.DSI/Redmond, WA USA

Hello,

The issue to be fixed is going to allow access to the directory. This will allow people to change/add Helpviewer contents. Once this issue is fixed you will be able to use the existing Helpviewer to display whatever help documents you would like to make available to the user.

Regards,
Dave B.


Bob Bottemiller <bob.bottemiller@fmcti.com> wrote:

On 9 Aug 2001 18:27:59 GMT, Applications Mail Group <> apps@qnx.com
wrote:

Hello,

Unfortunately there is now way to get the help viewer to look elsewhere for the .toc files.
The issue with not being able to write to cretin directories even as root, is known and will be fixed in the future.
One option if you don’t want to wait until it is fixed is to use context-sensitive help without the helpviewer.

Regards,
Dave B.

What I would like to do is create an entirely separate Helpviewer
based on product information for the QNX6-based machinery we will
(someday) ship. The user would be maintenance and operator personnel
of the customer – not the people that need or want or should be
viewing QNX material.
Would the “issue to be fixed in the future” also enable an
independent, developer-defined viewer?


Markus Loffler <> loffler@ces.clemson.edu> > wrote:
Hi,
I’d like to add a new (self created) help-topic to the helpviewer.
However, I can’t write to /usr/help/product. (“Read-only filesystem”). Is
there a way to tell the helpviewer to look into /usr/help/product plus a
different path?
Markus




Bob Bottemiller
Stein.DSI/Redmond, WA USA

You can do this pretty easily now - Just put your helpfiles anywhere you
want, let’s say /usr/machinery/help, then start the helpviewer with
helpviewer -t /usr/machinery/help, it will only show your help topics. You
create a script to do this, remove the original helpviewer from the shelf,
replace it with your script… The enduser will never have to learn about
Neutrino system architecture and the instrumented kernel anymore :wink:

This, btw, was my temporary solution to the “read only filesystem” problem
of /usr/help/product.

Markus

“Bob Bottemiller” <bob.bottemiller@fmcti.com> wrote in message
news:3b784b81.6311358@inn.qnx.com

On 9 Aug 2001 18:27:59 GMT, Applications Mail Group <> apps@qnx.com
wrote:

Hello,

Unfortunately there is now way to get the help viewer to look elsewhere
for the .toc files.
The issue with not being able to write to cretin directories even as
root, is known and will be fixed in the future.
One option if you don’t want to wait until it is fixed is to use
context-sensitive help without the helpviewer.

Regards,
Dave B.

What I would like to do is create an entirely separate Helpviewer
based on product information for the QNX6-based machinery we will
(someday) ship. The user would be maintenance and operator personnel
of the customer – not the people that need or want or should be
viewing QNX material.
Would the “issue to be fixed in the future” also enable an
independent, developer-defined viewer?


Markus Loffler <> loffler@ces.clemson.edu> > wrote:
Hi,
I’d like to add a new (self created) help-topic to the helpviewer.
However, I can’t write to /usr/help/product. (“Read-only filesystem”).
Is
there a way to tell the helpviewer to look into /usr/help/product plus
a
different path?
Markus




Bob Bottemiller
Stein.DSI/Redmond, WA USA

Thanks to Markus and QNX Applications Mail Group for the tips – very
useful.

On Tue, 14 Aug 2001 10:35:15 -0400, “Markus Loffler”
<loffler@ces.clemson.edu> wrote:

You can do this pretty easily now - Just put your helpfiles anywhere you
want, let’s say /usr/machinery/help, then start the helpviewer with
helpviewer -t /usr/machinery/help, it will only show your help topics. You
create a script to do this, remove the original helpviewer from the shelf,
replace it with your script… The enduser will never have to learn about
Neutrino system architecture and the instrumented kernel anymore > :wink:

This, btw, was my temporary solution to the “read only filesystem” problem
of /usr/help/product.

Markus

“Bob Bottemiller” <> bob.bottemiller@fmcti.com> > wrote in message
news:> 3b784b81.6311358@inn.qnx.com> …
On 9 Aug 2001 18:27:59 GMT, Applications Mail Group <> apps@qnx.com
wrote:

Hello,

Unfortunately there is now way to get the help viewer to look elsewhere
for the .toc files.
The issue with not being able to write to cretin directories even as
root, is known and will be fixed in the future.
One option if you don’t want to wait until it is fixed is to use
context-sensitive help without the helpviewer.

Regards,
Dave B.

What I would like to do is create an entirely separate Helpviewer
based on product information for the QNX6-based machinery we will
(someday) ship. The user would be maintenance and operator personnel
of the customer – not the people that need or want or should be
viewing QNX material.
Would the “issue to be fixed in the future” also enable an
independent, developer-defined viewer?


Markus Loffler <> loffler@ces.clemson.edu> > wrote:
Hi,
I’d like to add a new (self created) help-topic to the helpviewer.
However, I can’t write to /usr/help/product. (“Read-only filesystem”).
Is
there a way to tell the helpviewer to look into /usr/help/product plus
a
different path?
Markus




Bob Bottemiller
Stein.DSI/Redmond, WA USA