[Rd] Request: bring back windows chm help support (PR#14034)

Peter Ehlers ehlers at ucalgary.ca
Sun Nov 1 23:26:50 CET 2009

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 31/10/2009 6:05 PM, alexios at 4dscape.com wrote:
>> Full_Name: alex galanos
>> Version: 2.10.0
>> OS: windows vista
>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>> I respectfully request that the chm help support for windows, which 
>> was very
>> convenient, be reinstated...couldn't an online poll have been 
>> conducted to gauge
>> the support of this format by window's users?

First, I don't think that complaints are bugs.
Secondly, why not give the new format a chance. Personally, I
like it. Thanks, Duncan.

  -Peter Ehlers

> I don't think it's going to come back, because nobody who knows how to 
> bring it back wants to take on the work of maintaining it.  However,
> what you might want to do is to contact one of the commercial providers 
> of R, and ask them to reinstate it.  They're much more interested in 
> market research than R Core is, because their customers pay them for 
> their product.  They'd probably be happy to sell you an enhanced R 
> supporting CHM help if they think there's a market for it.
> Duncan Murdoch
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