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I am getting ready for the release of Eagle 0pt8, here be CHM
Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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Would you guys look at my docs and see if they are semi-okay or not?

Most source files are undocumented, but almost all headers are.

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bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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You should consider a more portable and friendly file format. When I try to open it Windows warns me that it's an executable file, and because I downloaded it from the Internet it requires me to unblock it to run it. That's way too much trouble for documentation IMO. :P

Edgar Reynaldo
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amarillion
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January 2001
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It opens OK in KChmViewer

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Edgar Reynaldo
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bamccaig
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Chris Katko
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January 2002
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virushax.chm

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Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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Allegro.cc's upload mechanism probably uploaded it as a binary stream. It shouldn't be executable at all.

I've tried uploading it multiple places. Bitbucket fails to show me a captcha then says I failed to solve it. allegro.cc upload fails the download test.

Honestly the file works on my machine. I even used FileZilla to upload it. Let me try one more time.

I want to use CHM because that way it's all contained in one file instead of hundreds if not a thousand.

bamccaig
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July 2006
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All files are just binary streams. What matters is what the system does with them when you "open" them. Which depends on the operating system, configuration, and software packages installed.

I don't know where the basis comes from that they're dangerous, but it's Microsoft Windows claiming that they are so either way not good for the Microsoft brand: either their documentation files are a delivery system for malicious software or Microsoft doesn't even understand its own technology.

Niunio
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March 2002
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Pack it in a ZIP file (or bz2, 7z, tar.gz...). That should do the trick with the "executable" thing in uploading.

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MiquelFire
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January 2003
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CHM basically is a zip-like (I haven't examined a CHM file to see if it is a zip file or not) tech for displaying web pages, in the IE engine.

I think because they are basically HTML files, someone found a way to use Javascript and made the simple concept of a documentation file into a delivery system for malicious software. Remember, bad actors found a way to make Word files into virii.

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Edgar Reynaldo
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Chris Katko
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January 2002
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who is this hacker known as 4chan?

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Doctor Cop
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April 2018
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Hi Edgar, I was hoping that you would make binaries available somewhere. I need to use a GUI library now, because making GUI functionality from scratch is taking time and I really need a GUI framework/library that works well with Allegro 5.

Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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Doctor Cop, sorry for the delay. I will build binaries tonight. I was hoping to stabilize the docs but if you're comfortable using Eagle without the docs, that's cool too.

William Labbett
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March 2004
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Does Eagle do slider bars like the old A4 GUI used to?

Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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The widget set is not complete, but yes there are sliders, and if there is anything else you need, just ask, and I'll whip it up for you.

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