HtmlHelp status, winecfg and SoC proposal
saulius2 at ar.fi.lt
Mon Mar 5 11:30:32 CST 2007
* On Sun, 4 Mar 2007, Jacek Caban wrote:
> HtmlHelp maker (hhc, see ) doesn't create internal files (parts of
> chm that describes stuff like index or default topic) and it's GPLed so
> it's useless for Wine (unless author would relicense it for us).
Quoting Paul Wise resume from the :
| Started off hacking on frhed (a windows hex editor)
| Made some lame/unfinished patches for POV-Ray
| Wrote some tiny windows software
| Wrote chmdeco/hhm/chmspec
| Been hacking on activismo for a while
| Looking forward to getting ADSL & contributing to xCHM, possibly WINE, GNOME, random projects.
| I'd also like to become a debian developer at some stage.
Paul seems to be excited about Wine, so hhm relicensing should sound OK
for him, IMHO. But only if proved it isn't breaking M$ licences ,
> I think it would be a good project for Google Summer of Code. The task
> would be to write a hhc replacement and add a help option to winecfg.
> hhc replacement (say whhc) would have to be a plain UNIX tool (it means
> a bit of code duplication with itss.dll, just like we do in widl) so we
> could use it during compilation. I think its difficulty is good for SoC.
> Compressing code may be integrated from some other project. The
> remaining parts are code of parser of files describing chm and a little
> winecfg hacking. What do you think?
Nice idea. Maybe even Paul himself would join that, as he states in his
blog  he needs "Employment, bux, moolah, work".
(I've Bcc-ed Paul in his message)
>  http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/hhm
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