Bug report #8398
Help doesn't open
|Affected QGIS version:||master||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||17170|
This seems like quite a critical issue.
Pressing any of the "help" buttons doesn't open any help. I get a log message though:
Error starting help viewer - level 1.
Windows weekly build - a13cdf8
#7 Updated by Nathan Woodrow about 8 years ago
I can't confirm here too. Opens http://docs.qgis.org/2.0/html/en/docs/user_manual/ for me.
#8 Updated by Jonathan Moules about 8 years ago
Giovanni Manghi wrote:
Jonathan Moules wrote:
Does it require internet access to work? My QGIS doesn't have internet access.
"help content" (shortcut f1) opens a web page, in a browser.
Yep, that works for me, but it's not the error I'm reporting.
The failure is the dialog specific help buttons. So "Add Oracle Tables" -> Help fails. "Add Layers from a Server" (WMS/WMTS) - Help fails. Every one of them that I've tried fails.
#16 Updated by Salvatore Larosa about 8 years ago
Jonathan Moules wrote:
I can't install the master, only the weeklies. I guess I can do that tomorrow as it hasn't been built yet.
Could you try to rename path/to/application/QGIS Weekly to path/to/application/QGIS_Weekly ?
or at least to strip the spaces into your app path ? This trick has worked for me although it is very strange !
wainting for the fix, you can choose an own path without spaces when you install the weekly package!
Also, I am not sure whether using escaped quotes would solve the problem:
diff --git a/src/core/qgscontexthelp.cpp b/src/core/qgscontexthelp.cpp index b259032..3a743c5 100644 --- a/src/core/qgscontexthelp.cpp +++ b/src/core/qgscontexthelp.cpp @@ -73,7 +73,7 @@ QProcess *QgsContextHelp::start() } #endif - process->start( helpPath ); + process->start( "\\"" + helpPath + "\\"" ); return process; }
#18 Updated by Jonathan Moules about 8 years ago
It seems like in a bout of stupidity, our corporate network has now blocked the download of .exe files so I can't even download the new QGIS weekly. sigh
However I can confirm using the a13cdf8 that renaming to "QGIS_Weekly" from "QGIS Weekly" does resolve the issue.
#19 Updated by Andreas Neumann about 8 years ago
Works fine for me. However, some of the help content is very outdated. E.g. the help for layer properties talks about 7 tabs, but there are 10 and it is really completely outdated.
Wasn't the idea that we jump directly to the corresponding section in the online help?