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From Sharan Foga <sharan.f...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [QUESTION] Should we keep the Webhelp as is?
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:58:52 GMT
Hi Jacques

My preference would be the second option  - to make the Webhelp into 
some type of plug in, as that makes it more flexible, for languages etc.

I did do an initial analysis of the latest version of the Webhelp addon 
from Nereide with all the files it uses but I need a developer to help 
me implement it as I don't have the technical knowledge to do it. I did 
have access to their repo so can check again for any updates.  I'd be 
happy to work on it but wouldn't be confident doing any code changes. so 
would need to work with someone.


On 20/07/16 10:31, Jacques Le Roux wrote:
> Hi All,
> With https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OFBIZ-7906 "Have a Gradle 
> build file for the cmssite component" Pierre Smits suggests to put 
> back the jars needed by the Webhelp .
> We already discussed lengthy about Webhelp solution and I know some 
> persons are not for it, at least as it's currently integrated in OFBiz.
> Within https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OFBIZ-6644 "Webhelp 
> umbrella task" Sharan said 4 days ago "I'd like to look at the Webhelp 
> again in relation to the new trunk with Gradle to see how it could be 
> incorporated."
> I also know that the Nereides team (Nicolas and Gil are among them) 
> has a beside solution (called addon) based on the Webhelp work. There 
> is also a Webhelp branch 
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ofbiz/branches/webhelp-2012-12-07 .
> So I'd like to know what are the opinions of the community members 
> about this subject. Should we?
> 1) Keep the Webhelp as is in OFBiz, improve and really use it (so 
> begin by applying OFBIZ-7906 patch)
> 2) Put the Webhelp in a (next coming) plugin component (ie out of the 
> cmssite component). This would release the dependency to the cmssite 
> component but I fear this needs more work but I'd need confirmation 
> from the Nereides team.
> 3) Drop the Webhelp
> I hope nobody is for the point 3, because I remember the hard work we 
> did with Tom (Burns) and the current help is ugly compared with what 
> the Webhelp can deliver (ie more than what we saw already which was 
> already a great achievement IMO)
> Thanks in advance for your feedback
> Jacques

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