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Re: Problems building chm files

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 21:08:29 +0200

On 02.08.2009 16:15, Stefan Fuhrmann wrote:
> Stefan Küng wrote:
>
>> Our doc build script uses SBAppLocale.exe to set the locale for the
>> htmlhelp compiler. Without that, the index of chm files in languages
>> that are not 'compatible' with the current OS locale are not compiled
>> correctly.
>> See here for why we have to do this:
>> http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=757&dsMessageId=18724
>>
>> Now, since I've switched to Win7, this doesn't work anymore. The
>> htmlhelp compiler is started by SBAppLocale, but uses up all available
>> CPU time and never ends. This means I can't build the docs anymore :(
>>
>> Calling the hhc (the htmlhelp compiler) directly works, but then as
>> mentioned above the Japanese docs get garbled help indexes.
>> Turning off UAC or running the build as elevated Admin doesn't help either.
>>
>> Anyone got an idea on how to fix this?
>
> Since I don't have Windows 7 at hand,
> I can only speculate what is going wrong.
>
> SteelBytes packed their SBAppLocale
> with their own exe packer (exe32pack 1.44).
> Maybe, the code modification (i.e. extraction)
> is no longer that simple with win7.
>
> Sadly, there is no reference to the packer
> tool on their homepage anymore. I guess
> that means they are no longer developing it.

But wouldn't SBAppLocale not even run if it was a problem with the
packer? But it runs and even spawns the hhc process - it's the hhc
process that then doesn't run properly and consumes all CPU.

Stefan

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