[lazarus] Launching URL in Linux

Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be
Wed Dec 25 11:57:44 EST 2002

On Wed, 25 Dec 2002, Michael A. Hess wrote:

> Tony Maro wrote:
> > Well I was hoping to use HTML help files and have it just launch the
> > browser...  If you can't get to the help files to find out how to make
> > help files work that might be a problem ;-)
> >
> > Can someone suggest a better way to handle help files without getting
> > too specific to distro or desktop?
> This is what our discussion on the developers list have been about
> recently and why we made that inquery about finding an HTML component
> for use with the LCL. We want to be able to have an embedded HTML
> content that can display at least HTML content for use as a help file.
> It doesn't get cross platform friendly but you can look at using
> gtkHTML. It would be nice to have an LCL component that wraps around this.
> You could also consider including Dillo with your application. It is
> fairly small but should be able to display anything you would want to
> for a help. You would know it is there and could call it directly.
> However by including this yourself it sort of gets away from the
> modularity aspect of Unix.
> You could also look into wrapping Dillo for use as an LCL component as well.
>      http://dillo.cipsga.org.br/

Looks good. Maybe it can be used as a fallback-browser ?


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