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Eclipse Help System and non-Jetty web servers

For those who are interested, there is work in the 3.5 stream to make the Eclipse help system pluggable (again!). I’ve come across quite a few people that have had use cases to use something other than Jetty so please comment if you do!

There’s also talk about moving the Help System to Lucene 2.4, if you have a vested interest in this for some reason, please comment here.

  • Anonymous

    As an IBM Lotus Notes developer I would like to be able to have context help data taken from a Lotus Notes database; either local or from a remote Lotus Domino HTTP server if possible. I’m not sure if this can be done already using Jetty… but at least this is my 2 cents.

  • Anonymous

    As an IBM Lotus Notes developer I would like to be able to have context help data taken from a Lotus Notes database; either local or from a remote Lotus Domino HTTP server if possible. I’m not sure if this can be done already using Jetty… but at least this is my 2 cents.

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    This should be possible already with the context-help related extension points. This is called “Dynamic Help”

    I could probably do this but don’t have the time right now outside client work 😛

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    This should be possible already with the context-help related extension points. This is called “Dynamic Help”I could probably do this but don’t have the time right now outside client work 😛

  • Lee Anne

    I would think that the “federated search” part of the Dynamic Help/Related Topics area of the help system would provide for this scenario: search query is sent to the Lotus Domino HTTP server, gets the results, provides results links to be displayed in the Related Topics area of the contextual help (the Help View).

    That would provide for your context help data to appear as links in the Help View that the user can click on to read the info.

  • Lee Anne

    I would think that the “federated search” part of the Dynamic Help/Related Topics area of the help system would provide for this scenario: search query is sent to the Lotus Domino HTTP server, gets the results, provides results links to be displayed in the Related Topics area of the contextual help (the Help View).That would provide for your context help data to appear as links in the Help View that the user can click on to read the info.

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