[support-gang] Need To Know: How to get the latest Help Activity on Macs and PCs???

Kevin Mark kevin.mark at verizon.net
Tue Oct 25 20:35:15 EDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 03:51:31PM -0700, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> As most of you already know, a group of people have volunteered to write an
> up-to-date revision of the Help Activity that will be available online, in a
> print version via Lulu, and on the XO itself.  We set things up at the great
> Community Summit in San Francisco last weekend, and are ready to start work.
> We want to take advantage of the most recent revisions that are currently
> available in the Help Activity rather than the older, more "dated" versions in
> the older online FLOSS manual.  Why reinvent the wheel?  All previous authors
> and editors will be credited in the new version. 
> The most up-to-date/Sugarized edition is Version 13, as included in Release
> 11.3.0  RC3 / Build 882 (or 883) It is downloadable at: http://
> activities.sugarlabs.org//en-US/sugar/addon/4051
> Most of us are writing on Macs and PCs running a variety of OS'es. If someone
> knows how to download the most up-to-date file (linked above) in a readable/
> editable  form on a Mac (or PC), please tell us how and also post the
> instructions on this page http://j.mp/xomanual

This is how I got 'access' to the manual via linux:
#download the help sugar bundle
wget -q -O help-13.xo http://activities.sugarlabs.org//en-US/sugar/downloads/latest/4051/addon-4051-latest.xo?src=addondetail
#unpack the sugar bundle
unzip help-13.xo
#go to the html main directory
cd Help.activity/help
#open my web browser to view the main page
links2 Main_Credits.html

I'm not sure the best way to translate this to other platforms.

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