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

From: John Fox <jfox_at_mcmaster.ca>
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 09:53:27 -0500

Dear Alexios and Duncan,

I think that there's one more thing to be said in favour of chm help, and that's that its format is familiar to Windows users. I've been using html help on Windows myself for a long time, but before R 2.10.0 recommended chm help to new Windows users of R. That said, I expect that retaining chm help just isn't worth the effort.

Regards,
 John

> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of alexios
> Sent: November-01-09 6:05 PM
> To: Duncan Murdoch
> Cc: r-devel_at_stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [Rd] Request: bring back windows chm help support (PR#14034)
>
> Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> > On 01/11/2009 5:47 PM, alexios wrote:
> >> Peter Ehlers wrote:
> >>> Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> >>>> On 31/10/2009 6:05 PM, alexios_at_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
> >>>
> >> It was not a complaint but a simple request, which given the presence
> >> of a wishlist subdirectory I thought was appropriate to post.
> >> Apologies if it came across as such.
> >
> > What is it that you particularly liked about the CHM help? One thing it
> > did well was the table of contents at the side, and the built-in search.
> > I would like to get those back, in the HTML help. Is there anything
else?
> >
> > Duncan Murdoch
> >
> >
> Nothing else really, the table of contents and search facility were the
> biggest advantages. Thanks.
>
> Alexios Ghalanos
>
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