Winhelp - Derive 6

Eric Pouech eric.pouech at
Tue Jan 24 13:53:00 CST 2006

Felix Möller wrote:
> Hi,
>>> Is winhelp supposed to be able to handle these help files?  It is 
>>> listed in the appdb as gold-supported.
>> no. basically, the external DLL registers back into winhelp to get
>> some extended support that we don't provide yet. Basically, most of
>> the core logic is here, but we have to wrap it into the APIs designed
>> for those winhelp plugin DLLs. You also it some bugs in the
>> decompression scheme for help files. Basically, all of this is rather
>> low priority, but if someone wants to jump in, I can boot strap him
>> on those issues.
> As we do own Windows 98 licenses, it would be no problem to use real 
> Windows 98 DLLs.  Is there a chance to get any further with this 
> approach?  Of Which DLLs or programs should I try to use the native ones?
run native winhelp.exe (or winhlp32.exe) depending on which exe your app 
>>> There are several other errors I see using derive, but I will have
>>> to do some more research.  An easy bug is probably that the user
>>> just gets a black window after clicking on "about wine".
>> may be linked to the external DLL required for some action here. 
> I will do some more investigation.  At least with the default log-level 
> wine is not reporting any oddities.
well, you got oddity about the missing winhlp plugin architecture

Eric Pouech

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