Re: [Rd] Request: bring back windows chm help support (PR#14034)

From: Peter Ehlers <ehlers_at_ucalgary.ca>
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 15:26:50 -0700

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 31/10/2009 6:05 PM, alexios@4dscape.com wrote:
>> Full_Name: alex galanos
>> Version: 2.10.0
>> OS: windows vista
>> Submission from: (NULL) (86.11.78.110)
>>
>>
>> I respectfully request that the chm help support for windows, which
>> was very
>> convenient, be reinstated...couldn't an online poll have been
>> conducted to gauge
>> the support of this format by window's users?

First, I don't think that complaints are bugs. Secondly, why not give the new format a chance. Personally, I like it. Thanks, Duncan.

  -Peter Ehlers

>
> I don't think it's going to come back, because nobody who knows how to
> bring it back wants to take on the work of maintaining it. However,
> what you might want to do is to contact one of the commercial providers
> of R, and ask them to reinstate it. They're much more interested in
> market research than R Core is, because their customers pay them for
> their product. They'd probably be happy to sell you an enhanced R
> supporting CHM help if they think there's a market for it.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
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