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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001426OpenMPTGeneralpublic2021-08-22 17:13
Reportermanx Assigned Tomanx  
PriorityhighSeveritymajorReproducibilityalways
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product VersionOpenMPT 1.30.00.* (current testing) 
Fixed in VersionOpenMPT 1.30.00.* (current testing) 
Summary0001426: HTML Help Workshop is no longer distributed by Microsoft
Description

https://download.microsoft.com/download/0/A/9/0A939EF6-E31C-430F-A3DF-DFAE7960D564/htmlhelp.exe is no longer available, causing build/download_externals.cmdto fail, and thus making the OpenMPT manual unbuildable without a local copy of HTML Help Workshop

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StarWolf3000

StarWolf3000

2021-02-28 15:54

reporter   ~0004667

I have found a copy of the installation file (for version 1.3, that is) from Microsoft's site using Internet Archive Wayback Machine, from September 2020:

http://web.archive.org/web/20200918004813/https://download.microsoft.com/download/0/A/9/0A939EF6-E31C-430F-A3DF-DFAE7960D564/htmlhelp.exe

The download takes a while (between 200 - 300 KiB/s) for a 3.3 MiB file, but it looks complete and genuine.

I have checked the included readme and license files (you can just open the installert with 7z or any other archive program, that can handle CAB format), but it's not stating that you're not allowed to redistribute the file (so for example you could copy it to your webserver and always retrieve it from there for your build script).

manx

manx

2021-02-28 15:57

administrator   ~0004668

I have checked the included readme and license files (you can just open the installert with 7z or any other archive program, that can handle CAB format), but it's not stating that you're not allowed to redistribute the file (so for example you could copy it to your webserver and always retrieve it from there for your build script).

No, this is certainly not redistributeable. license.txt explicitly lists the parts which can be redistributed, anything else is not allowed.

However, using archive.org should be a viable solution.

manx

manx

2021-02-28 16:03

administrator   ~0004669

Fixed in r14224.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-02-28 15:20 manx New Issue
2021-02-28 15:54 StarWolf3000 Note Added: 0004667
2021-02-28 15:57 manx Note Added: 0004668
2021-02-28 15:57 manx Assigned To => manx
2021-02-28 15:57 manx Status new => assigned
2021-02-28 16:03 manx Status assigned => resolved
2021-02-28 16:03 manx Resolution open => fixed
2021-02-28 16:03 manx Fixed in Version => OpenMPT 1.30.00.* (current testing)
2021-02-28 16:03 manx Note Added: 0004669