The third major update for Apps Release 12 is now available for download from Metalink:A RUP by Any Other Name...
To revisit oft-confused terminology once again: In Release 11i, we have these things called Rollup Patches, which inexplicably became known as "RUPs." Release 11i Rollup Patches contain patches for a single
product family (e.g. ATG Family Pack H Rollup 4
In Release 12, we're now shipping these things called Release Update Packs. Given the way that neologisms form, it's inevitable that these
will be called "RUPs" too. The difference is that the R12 Release Update Packs combine patches created across several
E-Business Suite product families.
If you're paying attention, it should be dawning on you about now that "Release Update Packs" in Release 12 are the equivalent of
"Consolidated Updates" in Release 11i. These are big, important patches.What's New in Release Update Pack 3?
Regardless of what it's called, the third Release Update Pack for Release 12 contains fixes for the following areas, with details in the listed
Metalink Notes:Includes October 2007 Critical Patch Updates
Just like the previous Apps 12.0.1 Release Update Pack
and Apps 12.0.2 Release Update Pack
, there's a gem buried in all of this: the Apps 12.0.3 Release Update Patch includes all of the security fixes released in the October 2007 Critical Update Patch
(CPUOct2007).Upgrading the Whole Thing or Just Specific Parts?
If you're looking for the latest new functionality, fixes, and updates for all
Release 12 functional applications and
the E-Business Suite's technology stack, apply the Apps 12.0.3 Release Update Pack.
You can also update specific Apps functional applications (such as Financials, Supply Chain, or Human Resources). See the Metalink Notes
for each of the individual products listed above.
If you're just interested in getting the latest Apps technology stack updates and don't wish to update your functional applications, you can apply just
the Oracle Applications Technology Software Update 12.0.3
(Patch 6077669), also known as R12.ATG_PF.A.DELTA.3.
More details about new Applications Technology Stack features and updates can be found in this article