Building a Help project

Building and customizing Audacity from the source code.
Forum rules
If you require help using Audacity, please post on the forum board relevant to your operating system:
Windows
Mac OS X
GNU/Linux and Unix-like
Edgar
Forum Crew
Posts: 1516
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:13 pm
Operating System: Windows 7
Contact:

Re: Building a Help project

Post by Edgar » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:01 pm

Some of you might recall, a few years back, I wrote a very detailed "Getting Started Compiling Audacity" guide and hosted it on The Hometown Band's website. The band moved to a different provider when I retired and the guide is no longer available. It's now a bit out of date because it deals with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Audacity 2.0 and using SVN from Audacity's old site (not GIT). I still have the whole thing available on my hard drive if anyone is interested.
-Edgar
compiling Audacity daily
64-bit Windows 7

Gale Andrews
Quality Assurance
Posts: 26087
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:02 am
Operating System: Windows 10
Contact:

Re: Building a Help project

Post by Gale Andrews » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:17 pm

cmjone wrote:I do not expect the my instructions would go to audacity/win/compile.txt. Perhaps it is best to post it elsewhere. If the users do not have some experience, it is better to have the step by step instructions. If you want to, I can email my instructions to you to review once I finish to decide what to do next. At this point, I just supplement what I think it should be included. I am not re-writing everything. What do you think?
I think you should put it on our Wiki as a page "under construction". Then Steve, Ed and everyone else can see it and collaboratively edit it, if you agree to them doing that.

It is very likely we'll move the outdated Cygwin instructions out of compile.txt into some kind of additional page on our Wiki.

The problem with detailed or optional pages on Wiki is that someone needs to commit to maintaining them (keeping them updated).
cmjone wrote:I saw the files in both places, in the win/release/help and audacity/help.

I did try it the way you suggested. During the Inno compilation, it said the manual was not there. I then downloaded a copy of the manual and placed it in the help folder. Then I re-compiled with Inno. I got the final product in the output folder. It was installed uneventfully. After I opened up the application, the manual was there.
Well, in win\audacity.iss we have

Code: Select all

Source: "..\help\manual\*"; DestDir: "{app}\help\manual\"; Flags: ignoreversion recursesubdirs
so if you ran audacity.iss from the win directory then Inno should have found the help\manual folder.


Gale
________________________________________FOR INSTANT HELP: (Click on Link below)
* * * * * Tips * * * * * Tutorials * * * * * Quick Start Guide * * * * * Audacity Manual

cmjone
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:00 am
Operating System: Windows 10

Re: Building a Help project

Post by cmjone » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:38 pm

Several years ago, I used Edgar's instructions to compile Audacity. Definitely, it is outdated now. However, I still have a copy of it.

Post Reply