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'Help' function disabled in Mac 2.8 build?

Apr 10, 2014, 18:35
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'Help' function disabled in Mac 2.8 build?
(OS 10.8.5, Gimp 2.8 Partha build)
The Partha build runs flawlessly, except when I try to access Help (Shift-H) I get this message:

("Could not open 'http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-help.xml' for reading: Operation not supported. Perhaps you are missing GIO backends and need to install GVFS?")

When I try to go directly to 'http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-help.xml' the page does not load (is blank). I thought at first it just might be down, but it's been like that for days. (I Googled GVFS, but apparently that is for Linux.)

I also tried "Shift-H' in the official Gimp build 2.8.10 and I get the same message.

I have the 'Use dynamic shortcuts' checked 'on' in Prefs, but the Help system Pref says "User Guide Not Installed Locally."

I understood the user guide was included in the download. Not so?

It's not critical, since I have an older Gimp 2 user guide PDF that I can use in the meantime. But I really miss the 'Context Help' function, so I don't have to keep pestering you guys with petty questions...

Thanks for any help...
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Apr 10, 2014, 18:50
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RE: 'Help' function disabled in Mac 2.8 build?
I can not help with your OSX problem although Gimp local documentation is HTML and there is no real reason for not working.

If you want an up-to-date (as at end December) Gimp 2.8 PDF then there is one here
http://gimp.linux.it/www/meta/

English or Italian, comes with a good index and is searchable. It is the one I use.

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