if I try to get the topics on the help menu (eg Help | Environment) it momentarily opens a WINE desktop window which promptly crashes. (Running IDE on linux)
I'm trying to find out what, on this installation, is allowing that to happen and will remove it . Wine itself will go if it is the culprit.
But what is the format of help topics and what is required to view them?
Right now I have no access to the help menu. Not very helpful.
As far as I know, they are just html files. They should be in the reference sub-directory of the Arduino installation directory.
Indeed they are there and are simple html.
I can't imagine what is causing Wine to run unless arduino is hardcoded to run IExplore , of which I believe there is a Wine mockup exe.
Removing wine may be a good first step but there's something odd here.
confirmed , uninstalling Wine fixed it. Now opens html help in browser.
The installed help is pretty pointless since it is riddled with hardcoded references to arduino.cc so I can’t even work without a live connection.
It’s just a dupe of the one line information.
Both need rewriting to use relative links not absolutes. But that’s another thing no one will look at.