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Bug 35683 - Provide dynamic help
Summary: Provide dynamic help
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Help System (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Jaroslav Havlin
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-08-21 11:18 UTC by mvinar
Modified: 2011-09-01 16:04 UTC (History)
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Description mvinar 2003-08-21 11:18:24 UTC
User problem:
Searching for help on particular task is
non-trivial and time consuming.

User need:
The user needs to quickly find help on how to
perform some task related to the current context
in the IDE (e.g. Just created a Java source, how
do I compile it, execute it, etc.)

Product requirement:
Provide dynamic help window that, based on the
context in the IDE suggests help on what the user
might want to perform next. Similar to the
functionality provided in Microsoft Visual Studio
or BEA Weblogic Workshop (Cajun).
Comment 1 Richard Gregor 2003-08-28 08:48:31 UTC
There is prototype of dynamic help/help assistant already in cvs in
contrib/assistant module. It is based on code assistants proposal.
Using this will involve significant effort of DOC group - because lot
of new docs will be needed. From implementaiton point of view there
could be some registry for HelpManagers. Every HelpManager should be
responsible for one or few events in IDE and determing dynamic help
content. There will be one HelpManager defined for core IDE and
another managers will be registered by modules.
Comment 2 Antonin Nebuzelsky 2008-11-14 15:16:52 UTC
Reassigning to the new "core/help system" owner obarbashov.
Comment 3 Alexei Mokeev 2009-03-05 13:57:29 UTC
Moving JH issues to Victor.