kontent - User Guide


Loading and running the program

If you have not already downloaded the program you can get it from Sourceforge here, both the source code and the runtime is available in Java and C++ versions, you only need to download one of the following depending on which you choose.

kontent_386bin_alpha02.zip linux binary for 386 platform
kontent_runtime_java_alpha02.zip java jar
kontent_src_cppqt_alpha02.zip C++ sourcecode which uses Qt library.
kontent_src_java_alpha02.zip Java sourcecode

For java version unzip the kontent_src_java_alpha02.zip file into the \kontent directory. The program requires Java runtime 1.4 or better to be installed on your computer, you can get this here.

For linux binary unzip kontent_386bin_alpha02.zip and set execute bit on the kontent file.

At this stage I suggest its best to use the java version because, although the C++ version is fully working, it is translated from the java version and and I have not implemented memory management very well so it is very leaky.

Starting The program

If you are using the the java version you should be able to run the program by double clicking on kontent.jar but, on my computer, I found that this would not work because the class path was not set, if you find the same you can click on run.bat, this sets the class path and then runs the jar.

If you are using the linux binary you will need to set the execute enable bit on the file.

When you start the program you will get the following screen:

You can then setup the parameters, the easiest way to set the 'base local directory' is to click the 'browse directories' button which will bring up a file directory dialogue which allows you to select the directory:

When you click on 'select dir' it may take some time to return as it is building a model of the file structure in memory.

You can then set the other parameters but typing in the appropriate values:

Once you have setup the parameters you can click on some of the other tabs:

Generating table of contents and index

Before doing this you should have setup the parameters as described above. To generate a table of contents (TOC) or index select the Table Of Contents' tab, you will then see the following screen:

You can then click on the 'generate index' button or the 'generate TOC' button depending on what you want.

You will then see the entries like this:

You can then use the 'save index' button to save to a file. Or you can clear and generate again.

Generating RSS file

Before doing this you should have setup the parameters as described above. To generate an RSS file select the Table Of Contents' tab, you will then see the following screen:

Press the 'generate RSS' button to see the code as follows:

You can then press the 'save RSS' button to save this to a file.


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