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mthornton
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The ImageIO people have their library as a webstart component (http://download.java.net/media/jai-imageio/webstart/release/jai-imageio-...). Is there an equivalent for JavaHelp? If not could it be done please?

As the jar files are already signed this shouldn't be difficult.

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physci
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You asked the question. I made the supporting files. Please [b]vote for the RFE.[/b]
https://javahelp.dev.java.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=21

physci
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> The ImageIO people have their library as a webstart
> component... Is there an equivalent
> for JavaHelp?

This search indicates some folks are already deploying
JavaHelp as a JWS component.
http://www.google.com/search?as_q=javahelp&as_filetype=jnlp

All the ones I looked at, requested [b]all-permissions.[/b] It
would be nice if a sandboxed version was also possible.

But a JWS launched help file for JavaHelp itself, should
almost be [b]expected[/b] in this day and age!

physci
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> The ImageIO people have their library as a webstart
> component
> (http://download.java.net/media/jai-imageio/webstart/r
> elease/jai-imageio-1.1.jnlp).

And they are not the only ones..
http://www.google.com/search?as_filetype=jnlp&as_sitesearch=java.net
312 (311 other) projects coming java.net have web start
launch/demo available.

Taking a wider look, we see..
http://www.google.com/search?as_filetype=jnlp
potentially some 59,300 JWS launched apps that might use
JavaHelp, not counting any number of JWS apps. that are
not publicly searchable by Google.

>..Is there an equivalent
> for JavaHelp? If not could it be done please?

Yes please. I am in the process of developing a
generic WebStartFrame that will hopefully support
localization for the menus and buttons, and was
interested in attaching JavaHelp for localized help
specific to the 'apps.' (Containers that will be dropped
into the content pane of the WSF).

I went to the site and while reading and following
through many links, kept wonderring vaguely where
the button/link to *launch* the JavaHelp demo was
hidden.

As it is, I will instead have to just 'throw up a help
page in the browser' for the beta versions, at least.

If anybody here is interested in investigating JavaHelp
with JWS further, surf on over to the Sun JWS forum at
http://forum.java.sun.com/forum.jspa?forumID=38 *
I'd be happy to advise on any problems encountered.

(* I only say 'post there' because I am a regular poster,
and that is where the best JWS advice is had.)