Somebody else was asking about this sort of thing this year too – it’s nothing that RH will do for you – search the forums. I suspect that they’re looking for some sort of Java help rather than WebHelp.
Yes, they are looking for Javahelp. But Javahelp is ugly, outdated and a pain in the backside to produce (at least I have found it so). I want to move to Webhelp. Better user experience, cross platform and OS etc.
I am not looking for Robohelp to do this for me, rather something like Cygwin to jar up all the Webhelp files? What I want to know is can you unjar those files in the app and end up with the original Webhelp?
I performed a Google search and found the link below:
The information at the link seems to suggest that all the files inside the jar must be in a single folder. So that would likely be your first hurdle, to ensure that all your RoboHelp files are in a single folder. On your developer's side, it would seem to suggest that it will only work if s/he is planning on extracting a single HTML page at a time. I say this because if you are planning on presenting the full WebHelp frameset, complete with TOC/Index.Search, those functions rely upon files stored in some sub folders. So if the jar format disallows subfolders, it would appear this wouldn't work.