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Mastering Eclipse Plug-in Development by Dr. Alex Blewitt

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Help Server and RCP

It is possible to include the help server and system in an RCP application, or to host the help server as a standalone application. The help system is made up of a number of separate plug-ins:

  • org.eclipse.help.webapp: This serves the HTML pages and provides the web API to search and navigate (needs org.eclipse.equinox.http.jetty to run)
  • org.eclipse.help.ui: This provides actions/commands for the help pages and the help browser view, along with preference pages
  • org.eclipse.help: This provides the extension points for indexes and table of contents
  • org.eclipse.help.base: This provides the InfoCenter application and index searching ability

There are of course a number of dependencies such as the core expressions that are used to provide ...

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