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[Fixed] GIMP Portable 2.8.0 Rev 3 - Local Help error

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[Fixed] GIMP Portable 2.8.0 Rev 3 - Local Help error

Guys, this seems to be not a GIMP Portable problem, but the GIMP itself.
I'm experiencing this issue on both local and portable versions of GIMP 2.8

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/6544/gimpnohelp.png

I've copied the help for 2.6 (the latest available for download now)
to the folder App\gimp\share\gimp\2.0\help - so my actions seem to be right.
When I go to the Preferences - Help System - General - User manual, it says "There's a local installation of the user manual.". But it doesn't work.
Please tell me - can you reproduce this error?

Let's hope that the updated help file for 2.8 will fix this...

Another little issue that I've found:
after each launch GIMP Portable leaves a file with a name like:
%TEMP%\nsdCCE3.tmp\registry.dll
and does not delete it.

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Help Files

The GIMP helps files seem basically unmaintained and haven't worked within GIMP on Windows for years now. There was a file, I think Bart.S found, that is missing... a help browser file or something, perhaps?

Is that DLL left behind only when you browse help? I haven't seen it otherwise and the launcher is set to do a contained temp directory and doesn't even use the registry.

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Re: Help Files

Thanks for reply, John.
As for the mentioned help-browser.exe, it is present in
App\gimp\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins - so I think it's not working.
Don't mind. We always can read the help online at http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/

I don't know what to do with *.tmp folders left in system %TEMP% directory, though. It's not related to browsing help, the folder is created when GIMPPortable.exe starts (obvious) and contains:
launcher.ini
registry.dll
runtimedata.ini
System.dll
When GIMP is closed, the folder remains with registry.dll in it.
Confused.

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You should be able to use your Web Browser to view local help

In preferences, you can select "Web browser" as your help browser.
I know that since 2.6, GIMP has not included the internal GIMP Help Browser in the Windows distro of GIMP - I would assume that they are therefore not supporting it in Windows.

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You also need libgtkhtml-2-0.dll in bin directory
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Working!

Wow, thank you very much for the link! The GIMP help browser is working now.
Just need to rename "helpbrowser.exe" from that zip file (downloaded from your link) to "help-browser.exe", thus overwriting original one from GIMP Portable.
And then copy libgtkhtml-2-0.dll to App\gimp\bin folder. And that's all!

Thank you again, AE-35!

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AddOn

I've created a GIMP Help fix (Download) Add-On that will automatically install these two files into GIMP Portable for you. If they perform as expected for people, they will be included in the next release.

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Re: AddOn

Just to let you know, John.
This GIMP Help fix places help-browser.exe in the wrong folder App\gimp\bin.
It should be placed in App\gimp\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins.

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Implemented this in rev 4

I directly implemented your help fix, John, so if that file's in the wrong spot, it'll need to be moved.

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It works!

They are working as expected!
Thank you! Smile

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Doesn't seem to work for me

I keep getting the error:
"The GIMP help browser plug-in appears to be missing from your installation. You may instead use the web browser for reading the help pages."
Checked the files, they seem to be in the correct location.

I also have a locally installed ver of 2.8 that works fine.

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Fixed in 2.8.0 Rev 4

This is now properly fixed in today's release.

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