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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-4636986

Please include JavaHelp in a future JRE

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P5
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 1.4.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: other-libs
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    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_2000

      Description



      Name: jk109818 Date: 02/12/2002


      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      java version "1.4.0-beta"
      Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.0-beta-b65)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0-beta-b65, mixed mode)

      FULL OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION :
      Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]

      Service pack 2



      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      The JRE does not include JavaHelp. Please add it in a
      future release of the JRE.

      Bearing in mind that the JRE includes SWING, including a
      help engine would be really useful for swing apps!

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      1.Write a java source file which uses or references JavaHelp
      2. Run it on a machine with the standard JRE installed, and
      no JavaHelp installed in the classpath.


      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      JavaHelp should be part of the standard JRE distribution.

      This bug can be reproduced always.

      CUSTOMER WORKAROUND :
      Possible workarounds:
      1. Get users to download & install JavaHelp, not all users
      are expert enough to know how to do this.

      2. Ship javahelp with the product. This increases the
      application's download size, and I am not sure this can
      easily be done under Sun's current licensing terms.

      3. Don't put help in SWING applications. The easiest, but
      least satisfactory answer.
      (Review ID: 138319)
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              Reporter:
              jkimsunw Jeffrey Kim (Inactive)
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