Call for help in MSI/DEB/RPM packaging for new help

Olivier Hallot olivier.hallot at
Tue Mar 6 17:18:50 UTC 2018

HI Stephan

Em 06/03/2018 13:43, Stephan Bergmann escreveu:
> On 06.03.2018 16:13, Olivier Hallot wrote:
>> The task looks simple: once the new help is built (--with-help=html),
>> the help files are available in core/instdir/help/6.1 so it must take
>> the 6.1/ folder and make a package, which is as simple as zipping it. Of
>> course, replace '6.1' by %PRODUCTVERSION.
> Looks odd to me that the help content would be stored in the LO instset
> under a %PRODUCTVERSION dir.  Any given LO instset will only contain
> help content for the given LO version, anyway, I assume?

It was originally designed for online display, where many LOHelp
versions are hosted in the same server, and the version is passed as
param in the URL by LO.

> (If, for example, some subset of the help content would happen to remain
> identical across two subsequent LO versions, then intelligent update
> processes could exploit that and leave that part of the LO installation
> alone.  If, however, there is an artificial difference because of a path
> change from .../6.1/... to .../6.2/..., that only makes the intelligent
> update process's job harder.)

The version can be removed from the path (need a hack in the XSLT).
Please advise if this is to be done.

Thanks for the comments

Olivier Hallot
LibreOffice Documentation Coordinator
Comunidade LibreOffice
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil - Local Time: UTC-03:00

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