Here's the perfect news to wrap up the week: I'm very pleased to announce that the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 12.0.6 Release Update Pack (RUP6) 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
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 6?
RUP6 combines error corrections, statutory/regulatory updates, and functionality enhancements that were made available after the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.0 into a consolidated, suite-wide patchset. RUP6 is cumulative and delivers system
updates made available in 12.0.1 (RUP1), 12.0.2 (RUP2), 12.0.3 (RUP3), 12.0.4 (RUP4), Oracle Financials 12.0.5, and Oracle HRMS 12.0.5 as well as one-off patches released in between scheduled RUPs.
The sixth Release Update Pack for Release 12 contains fixes for the following product families, with details in the corresponding Metalink Notes:
Includes October 2008 Critical Patch Updates
Just like the previous Apps 12 Release Update Packs, there's a gem buried in all of this: the Apps 12.0.6 Release Update Patck includes all of the security fixes released in the October 2008 Critical Update Patch (CPUOct2008).
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 12.0.6 Release Update Pack.
You can also update specific Apps functional applications such as Financials, Supply Chain Planning, 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 12.0.6 (Patch 7237006), also known as R12.ATG_PF.A.DELTA.6.
I'll highlight details about new Applications Technology Stack features and updates in Apps 12.0.6 in an upcoming article next week.