[Lazarus] Help System with Chromium Embedded component

Lars noreply at z505.com
Mon Oct 24 01:34:30 CEST 2016

Now that I think about my post about using chromium embedded for a help
engine, the issue I see is that it's a large dependency .. so for small
applications that are say 1MB large, and you want to supply a help system
with it... all of a sudden the 1mb exe has to be shipped with a gazillion
other files that wouldn't be needed with a more simple format.

Still, I think I will try to release a help system for powtils using
chromium embedded, as an offline experiment with CGI (no web server
needed). However this will take time, and I almost feel like I posted that
chromium idea drunk, even though I was not drinking.

On Sat, October 22, 2016 5:24 pm, Graeme Geldenhuys via Lazarus wrote:
> On 2016-10-22 22:36, Mattias Gaertner via Lazarus wrote:
>> Is this a problem of the CHM producer or the CHM viewer?
> Both. The LaTeX-to-HTML conversion is definitely not great. Michael
> would agree on this one. Then taking that already bad HTML and converting
> in to CHM, makes the end result even worse. That doesn't do any justices
> for Michael's hard work in writing the documentation and having it
> beautifully presented (like the official PDF versions).

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