For 9.5.x, if you have installed local help following these instructions:
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAE4W_9.5.0/com.ibm.etools.iseries.install.doc/topics/t_install_doc_local.html

and in Windows > Preferences > Help > Content
you have disabled the entry for 'Name: IBM Rational Developer for i URL:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAE4W_9.5.0'
then the RDi help comes from the local help system.


James Littlejohn
IBM Canada Limited, Toronto Software Lab
RDp Information Development
D3/446/8200/MKM
905-413-4343 tl 8-969-4343



From: "Tyler, Matt" <matt.tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio
Client for System i & iSeries" <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 2016-04-06 01:08 PM
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Using Local Help in RDi 9.5.2
Sent by: "WDSCI-L" <wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



So how does one know for a fact that I am using the local help verse IBM
hosted help? I'm at 9.5.x and I do not have local help server configured.
I copied my 9.1.x workspace to my 9.5.x version. When I go to help I can
see the help window status bar reporting linking to a localhost address and
port.

If I am using the local host I would hate to see it switched to the IBM
hosted version as the current help is IMO slow to respond.

Thanks, Matt


-----Original Message-----
From: WDSCI-L [mailto:wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James
Littlejohn
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 10:50 AM
To: Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client for
System i & iSeries
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Using Local Help in RDi 9.5.2

Hi Brian. The 'Install New Software' method adds the content to the
existing help system. So there's not a new server added or to add to the
help preferences.

Thanks for pointing out the following link. I think it creates confusion as
it is. I'll give some thought to how to best address.
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAE4W_9.5.0/com.ibm.help.common.remote.nolhu.doc/topics/t_change_location_of_help.html



James Littlejohn
IBM Canada Limited, Toronto Software Lab RDp Information Development
D3/446/8200/MKM
905-413-4343 tl 8-969-4343



From: "Brian Parkins" <goodprophet.bp@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio
Clientfor System i & iSeries" <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 2016-04-06 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Using Local Help in RDi 9.5.2
Sent by: "WDSCI-L" <wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



James, very much appreciate your response.

I have already followed these instructions. I installed the Local Help as
detailed, however when looking at the Preferences > Help > Content no Local
Help is listed, as per documentation:

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAE4W_9.5.0/com.ibm.help.common.remote.nolhu.doc/topics/t_change_location_of_help.html



I was getting “Unavailable Site” appearing on the Welcome help page.

However, I have followed your suggestion; I disabled the two IBM site URL’s
and the 127.0.0.1 URL. The Help does seem to work. So I guess the Local
Help is now somehow “built in” to RDi 9.5 and a URL for Local Help is no
longer required?

(The “Unavailable Site” messages were misdirecting me, I think. Very
confusing.)

Thank you for your help.

Brian.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Littlejohn
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 4:06 PM
To: Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client
forSystem i & iSeries
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Using Local Help in RDi 9.5.2

Hi Brian.

There are instructions here:
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSAE4W_9.5.0/com.ibm.etools.iseries.install.doc/topics/t_install_doc_local.html



You don't need to add a new local help preference like the 127.0.0.1
example that you gave.



James Littlejohn
IBM Canada Limited, Toronto Software Lab RDp Information Development
D3/446/8200/MKM
905-413-4343 tl 8-969-4343



From: "Brian Parkins" <goodprophet.bp@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange.Com \(WDsc/RDP\)" <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 2016-04-05 07:18 PM
Subject: [WDSCI-L] Using Local Help in RDi 9.5.2 Sent by: "WDSCI-L"
<wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



Has anyone tried setting up the Local Help facility within RDi 9.5?

Once upon a time we had the choice during the RDi install to determine
where the Help came from, (internet, intranet or local). Now there is no
install choice with RDi 9.5. For Local Help there is now instead a
post-install step to complete. (Download a ZIP archive from an IBM server
and install this using the standard Eclipse Install New Software for
plug-ins.) So far, so good.

I have looked in the Preferences > Help > Content and added a new Help site
(URL http://127.0.0.1:63650/help) It don’t work – “Unavailable Site”.

So is my URL wonky, or do I need to do something else, someplace?
(Everywhere I have searched refers to the pre-9.5 way of doing things.)

Ummm .... grateful for any ... help?


Brian Parkins
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