Oracle Help 5.0 is a new major release that contains significant changes.
Beware that the Oracle Help Jar file names have changed in Oracle Help 5.0. The Files Included in this Release section provides an overview of the new OHJ file names.
This release includes a new version of the Oracle Help Full Text Search indexer that adds word position information into the IDX files.
All Oracle Help 5.0 products have been updated to make use of this new position information to support exact phrase searches and to improve the result ranking mechanism (giving more points if the search terms are found near to each other). The improved result ranking is in effect for all types of searches. To search for an exact phrase, place the phrase in double quotes ("an exact phrase search").
Oracle Help 5.0 products can read IDX files created with previous versions of the Oracle Help Indexer (they are simply searched as they were before), and you can mix and match old and new IDX files if necessary. What you cannot do, is try to use an IDX file created with the new indexer, with a previous OHJ/OHW release. Attempting to do so will cause a SearchException to be logged stating that the IDX version is not supported.
OHJ 5.0 now supports detecting high contrast mode on Windows systems and honors the user's selected high contrast color scheme.
This release is distributed with Oracle's modified version of ICESoft's ICE Browser 6.1.3. Although OHJ has a pluggable HTML architecture, the ICE Browser is the default html component used by OHJ and no other browsers are currently recommended.
Sun Microsystems Java SE 5.0 or higher is required to use OHJ 5.0. Java SE 6.0 is recommended.
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