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InfoCenter -- Four and final attempt
Eventually I've found the steps for getting the eclipse infocenter as an standalone application.
Step 1: download the file of this guy
have done all the staff of isolating the infocenter as an standalone application for us. So the only thing we have to do is download the jar file who has provided and install it in a tomcat directory.
Then we have to start tomcat and point our browser to http://localhost:8080/infocenter/index.jsp: in my case I've installed the contents of the war file in the directory
Step 2: Adding your onw data to the existing data
The help documentation is stored with the plugin information, under
WEB-INF/plugins. The infocenter software scans all the plugins for a file called
plugin.xml and use the information stored in it to display one of the contents.
Adding our own content is easy:
3.1 Move to the plugins directory (in my case
TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/infocenter/WEB-INF/plugins) and create a directory for your contents:
$ mkdir com.supermanhamuerto.doc-1.0.0
I've called this directory upon this website, but you can pick up whatever name you want.
3.2 Create a
plugin.xml file with the following content:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <plugin name="La tortilla de patatas, ese desconocido" id="com.supermanhamuerto.doc" version="1.0.0" provider-name="Superman Ha Muerto" > <extension point="org.eclipse.help.toc"> <toc file="toc.xml" type="toc" primary="true" /> </extension> </plugin>
Of course, the values “name”, “id”, “version”, etc. can be configured with your own values.
3.3 create this
toc.xml file referred in the previous section. I've put the following content:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <toc label="La tortilla de patatas" href='toplevel.html'> <topic label="Section 1" href="section1.html"/> </toc>
Obviously, it can be more complex: http://www.gulfsoft.com/blog_new/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=429
3.4 And finally provide this
section1.html elements. They are usual html pages.
My directory has the following files:
~/tmp/eclipse-juno/plugins/com.supermanhamuerto.doc_1.0.0$ ls plugin.xml section1.html toc.xml toplevel.html
After this, just wait until tomcat rescans the application or simply restart tomcat again: when it's done, the infocenter will index the new content and it will appear again.
You should see your new content by refreshing the browser: