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

From: Peter Ehlers <>
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 16:06:02 -0700

alexios wrote:

> Peter Ehlers wrote:

>> Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>>> On 31/10/2009 6:05 PM, wrote:
>>>> Full_Name: alex galanos
>>>> Version: 2.10.0
>>>> OS: windows vista
>>>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>>>> 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.
> -Alexios Ghalanos

You're quite right, Alexios, and I do apologize. I think I jumped too hastily. It was the 'couldn't an online poll..' part that got to me. The devel version of 2.10 was out for quite awhile and it seems that there was mostly silence on the issue.

  -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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