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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

xCHM - .chm viewer for Linux

One of the things I missed on Linux was a quality .chm file viewer. I installed xCHM about year (or more) ago. I was good, but missed important features like copy/paste and Index. Well, I just tried version 1.4, and I'm delighted.

Today I learned that there is also GnoCHM, but it requires Gnome which I don't have installed on my Slackware, and it seems like overkill to install entire Gnome for this. Plus, many people have problems with available Gnome packages for Slackware, so I decided to forget about - especially after I tried new xCHM. It really rocks.

Some people might argue that it requires wxWidgets, but that's not even a slight problem for me, as I develop wxWidgets based applications myself, so I already have it installed (in 5-6 different versions and configurations).

If you tried xCHM before and didn't like it - give it another shot. There is no better way to read PHP manual (at least: known to me). CHM is superior to plain HTML documentation because it provides you with Index and Search features - and grep just isn't that user friendly for this.


At 6:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kchmviewer is a good alternative.

At 9:35 AM, Blogger Binny V A said...

Thanks - I was looking for this. I ended up choosing KCHMViewer

At 12:19 AM, Blogger Milan Babuskov said...

Yes, kchmviewer is great. I'm using it myself now too.


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