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C:\Users\User\Desktop\Eclipse Infocenter

  1. 1. Introduction to Eclipse Infocenter Aliza Merzel Joe Gelb
  2. 2. Who are we? <ul><li>Our Mission </li></ul><ul><li>To increase our customers’ profitability by significantly improving the efficiency of their information development and delivery processes. </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Content Lifecycle Implementation (CLI) is Suite Solutions’ comprehensive approach – from concept to publication – to maximizing the value of your information assets. </li></ul><ul><li>Our professionals are with you at every phase, determining, recommending and implementing the most cost-effective, flexible and long term solution for your business. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Clients and Partners Private and Confidential Suite Solutions©2009
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Case for dynamic content delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Eclipse Infocenter as an inexpensive option </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Eclipse Infocenter </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of content </li></ul><ul><li>Customization options </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Multilingual support </li></ul>
  5. 5. Expectations of Content Consumers <ul><li>Find information quickly via web search </li></ul><ul><li>Bite-size information topics </li></ul><ul><li>Just in time delivery: what I need, when I need it – and quick! </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted content – show me what’s relevant to me </li></ul><ul><li>Multilingual – show me content in my language </li></ul><ul><li>Community feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Solution and task oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency of information from support and documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Portability – give it to me on my smart phone </li></ul><ul><li>Drive towards dynamic content delivery </li></ul>
  6. 6. Next Generation Publishing <ul><li>Metadata rich </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple language </li></ul><ul><li>Filter on the fly </li></ul><ul><li>Generate PDF on demand </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks, annotations </li></ul><ul><li>Collect feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Collect metrics: content usage </li></ul><ul><li>Automated publishing and deployment platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Incremental updates </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with other systems </li></ul>
  7. 7. Overview of Eclipse Infocenter <ul><li>Open source platform </li></ul><ul><li>Cross platform, cross browser </li></ul><ul><li>Un-compiled format </li></ul><ul><li>Can be run on client or server </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for localized help in one platform </li></ul><ul><li>Use DITA-OT to generate package (plug-in) for deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to update/add content </li></ul><ul><li>Provides tri-pane interface including TOC, index, search </li></ul><ul><li>Provides facility for context-sensitive help </li></ul><ul><li>Can be customized </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for applications developed in Eclipse, although it may be deployed as a stand alone help system </li></ul>
  8. 8. Example Infocenter: “Out of the box”
  9. 9. Example Infocenter: Customized
  10. 10. Tri-Pane <ul><li>Banner </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favorites/Bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breadcrumbs are automatically generated </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Organization of Content <ul><li>Each “book” is its own plug-in and contains: </li></ul><ul><li>Topics (HTML, XHTML files) </li></ul><ul><li>Table of Contents files - toc.xml </li></ul><ul><li>Index files - index.xml </li></ul><ul><li>Context sensitivity content - contexts.xml </li></ul><ul><li>Project file - plugin.xml </li></ul><ul><li>MANIFEST.MF file </li></ul>
  12. 12. Table of Contents and Index <ul><li>Paths are case sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use spaces or anchors (#) in file names </li></ul><ul><li>Breadcrumbs get broken </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sync ToC doesn’t work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To map the top level of the plugin to a topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li><toc label=&quot;Test of Output Processing“ topic=“cover-page.html&quot;> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This page can be HTML splash screen or DITA source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This would need to be made in processing of the plugin, whether DITA-OT or WebWorks, along with the link to it in the ToC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A toc entry that is not linked to a file will show a list of child entries </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sample toc.xml file
  14. 14. Sample index.xml file
  15. 15. Sample contexts.xml file <ul><li><?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;utf-8&quot;?> </li></ul><ul><li><?NLS TYPE=&quot;org.eclipse.help.contexts&quot;?> </li></ul><ul><li><contexts xmlns=&quot;urn:Eclipse-Contexts-Schema&quot;> </li></ul><ul><li><context id=&quot;myothernewtopicalias&quot;> </li></ul><ul><li><description>Single Step in Steps Element</description> </li></ul><ul><li><topic label=&quot;Single Step in Steps Element&quot; href=&quot;/com.webworks.eclipsehelp.Untitled/t_single_step.html&quot; /> </li></ul><ul><li></context> </li></ul><ul><li></contexts > </li></ul>
  16. 16. Sample plugin.xml < plugin name =&quot; Doc Plugin Language Test Guide &quot; id =&quot; com.suitesol. product .test_guide.doc_1 &quot; version =&quot; 1.0 &quot; provider-name =&quot; SuiteSol &quot; > < extension point =&quot; org.eclipse.help.toc &quot;> < toc file =&quot; toc.xml &quot; primary =&quot; true &quot;/> </ extension > < extension point =&quot; org.eclipse.help.index &quot;> < index file =&quot; index.xml &quot;/> </ extension > < extension point =&quot; org.eclipse.help.contexts &quot;> < contexts file =&quot; context.xml &quot;/> </ extension > </ plugin >
  17. 17. Search <ul><li>Only files referenced in ToC appear in Search results </li></ul><ul><li>Add <metadata keyword=“…”/> tags to topics for more search results </li></ul><ul><li>Search shows <title> tag in topics, not the <h1> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Integrations with Search Engines <ul><li>Built-in search </li></ul><ul><li>Can plug in in other search engines to be called in internal search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://help.eclipse.org/ganymede/topic/org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv/guide/ua_help_search_types.htm?resultof =%22%73%65%61%72%63%68%22%20%22%65%6e%67%69%6e%65%73%22%20%22%65%6e%67%69%6e%22%20 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>External search appliances </li></ul><ul><li>Index will be built when user searches for the first time or can be pre-built: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://help.eclipse.org/ganymede/topic/org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv/guide/ua_help_setup_preindex.htm?resultof =%22%73%65%61%72%63%68%22%20%22%69%6e%64%65%78%22%20 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When we rebuild an IC or plug-in for the IC, will URLs remain the same or change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The urls should stay the same as long as the file names stay the same </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. UI Changes - Configurable <ul><li>Add key=value pairs to plugin_customization.ini </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Order of books in ToC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which panes to show </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colors, banner graphic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full list of available properties can be found at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv/guide/ua_help_setup_preferences.htm </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. UI Changes - Require Coding <ul><li>Order of toolbar buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Adding new buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Changing functionality of existing buttons for example Next/Previous buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Changing look and feel of breadcrumbs </li></ul><ul><li>Some colors of the frameset </li></ul>
  21. 21. Setting up the server <ul><li>Instructions based on latest 3.3.2 release (Feb 2008) http://dita.xml.org/wiki/setting-up-the-eclipse-help-infocenter-for-publishing-dita-content </li></ul><ul><li>Download the platform runtime binary from: http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops/R-3.4.2-200902111700/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>T he Platform Runtime Binary is not enough; comprehensive list of required plug-ins posted by Deborah Pickett on the dita-users email list http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/dita-users/message/10734 </li></ul>
  22. 22. Deploying as a war <ul><li>Instructions can be found at: http://dsdp.eclipse.org/help/latest/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv/guide/ua_help_war.htm </li></ul><ul><li>The resulting files can then be added to the webapps folder in Tomcat or compressed into a war file. </li></ul><ul><li>Infocenter can then be run by running Tomcat or another JavaBean application like DM SpringSourceServer </li></ul>
  23. 23. To Deploy and launch <ul><li>Copy entire output folder from the DITA-OT to the Eclipse plug-ins folder </li></ul><ul><li>Start the Infocenter server </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>java -classpath c:eclipsepluginsorg.eclipse.help.base_3.3.1.v20070813_33x.jar org.eclipse.help.standalone.Infocenter -command start -eclipsehome c:eclipse -port 8081 –product com.suitesol. ICbase.custom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Launch the help: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://localhost:8081/help/index.jsp </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>To shut down the Infocenter server, replace </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-command start with –command shutdown </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Updating the Infocenter server with content after it is published <ul><li>Create/update jar file with plugin </li></ul><ul><li>Stop server </li></ul><ul><li>Replace jar file on server </li></ul><ul><li>Restart server </li></ul>
  25. 25. Multilingual support <ul><li>Strings that appear in UI are all configurable </li></ul><ul><li>Each language has it own WebappResources.properties file: org.eclipse.help.webapporgeclipsehelpinternalwebappWebappResources_[2 letter lang code].properties </li></ul><ul><li>Edit/Add strings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>key=value pairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SendMail=Send this content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Called from JSP: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ServletResources.getString(&quot;SendMail&quot;, request) </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Multilingual Support <ul><li>Localized content is called “fragment” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead of plugin.xml use fragment.xml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creates a relationship between the main (English) content and the translated content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Localize content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ToC, Index, Context xml files should all be translated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under plugin directory, create directories for each language: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-- fragment.xml </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-- nl ------ lang code ---------- country code(optional) ------ all content files (html, css, graphics, etc) ------ index.xml ------ all toc xml files </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can jar the directory and place that in the plugins instead </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Language is passed in as lang query string </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Order of preference: language/country > language > plugin </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Sample fragment.xml < fragment name =&quot; Sample Title &quot; plugin-id =&quot; com.suitesol.product.test_guide.doc_1 &quot; id =&quot; com.suitesol.product.test_guide.doc_1.ja &quot; plugin-version =&quot; 1.0 &quot; version =&quot; 1.0 &quot; provider-name =&quot; %providerName &quot; />
  28. 28. EclipseHelp –Determine Language <ul><li>Eclipse help allows you to provide localized documentation in the same Infocenter instance. Eclipse will determine the language of the user’s browser. </li></ul><ul><li>IE : Tools > Internet Options > General (Tab) > Languages (button) </li></ul><ul><li>Chrome : Customize > Under the Hood (tab) > Web Content, Change font and language Settings (button) > Languages (tab) </li></ul><ul><li>Opera : Tools > Preferences > General (tab) </li></ul><ul><li>FireFox : Tools > Content (tab) > Languages </li></ul><ul><li>You can override the browser language by adding ?lang=[lang code] to the url in the address bar </li></ul>
  29. 30. End of Introduction to Eclipse Infocenter <ul><li>Be in touch! Joe Gelb [email_address] Aliza Merzel [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Let us know how we can help you further… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One-on-one support and training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMS </li></ul></ul>

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