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Feb 6, 2008

Read CHM Files on OS X With Chmox 

by Maxim Porges @ 10:25 PM | Link | Feedback (0)

A few weeks back I posted about us implementing HP's Quality Center suite, starting with TestDirector. I still find this to be a great product (we have teams productive with it after a two week ramp-up, if that gives you any idea of the simplicity of setup).

Unfortunately, since it's Windows-only and runs in IE, they built a lot of the API documentation in CHM files. For those of you who don't know, these files are the fodder consumed by the Windows Help utility, and they are not cross platform (surprise! a non-portable product from Microsoft).

A quick Google turned up Chmox. Yes, it's in it's 0.4-beta release, but who cares? Works great on my MacIntel MacBook Pro, and I can now read all the Quality Center docs in glorious Technicolor in Preview and Chmox instead of having to schlock about in Windows.