Oracle Forms and Java 1.7 Certification

This question come up quite often on the forums so I thought I would post it here.  Forms 11gR1 ( is now certified with Java 1.7 on the client.  Oracle Forms 11gR2 (11.1.2) is targeted to certify Java1.7 in the next patch release; which shouldn't be too far away.  As soon as its released you'll hear it here.

how about the forms in Oracle AS is there any hope?

Posted by higuita on August 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM BST #

Becuase 10g is out of premier support we generally wouldn't certify versions which are out of premier support.

Posted by Grant on August 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM BST #

Is there any news or expected release date for the next Oracle Forms 11gR2 patch with Java 1.7 certification?


Posted by dwight on August 22, 2012 at 05:42 PM BST #

Is there any news or expected release date for the next Oracle Forms 11gR2 patch with Java 1.7 certifcation?


Posted by guest on August 22, 2012 at 05:50 PM BST #

We are limited what we can say in public regarding up and coming release and dates - however, we are closing off the paperwork for the release.

Posted by Grant on August 22, 2012 at 05:52 PM BST #

we are also waiting for a Java 1.7 Patch for 11gR2 .. are there any news?

Posted by guest on October 09, 2012 at 11:34 AM BST #

Hi Grant,

2 months after your last comment... is it near the release date of forms 11gr2 with java 1.7 support?


Posted by guest on November 02, 2012 at 09:40 PM GMT #

As noted earlier I am (unfortunately) limited on what I can in public regarding ANY release or feature within that release - so, unfortunately, there is nothing much more I can add. We are testing a release candidate now - read into that what you will but I still can't make another other comments on release dates -sorry.

Posted by Grant on November 05, 2012 at 08:52 AM GMT #

Hi everyone!
Any news on the certification of Java 7?

Posted by guest on November 21, 2012 at 06:10 PM GMT #

As noted before, I can't be specific on they release times, but watch this space/blog ;O)- I'll post something as soon as it gets released

Posted by Grant on November 22, 2012 at 09:25 AM GMT #

Actually the only thing that prevents you, the customers, to use the Java 7, is changed java.vendor string, that's Forms is checking. So the whole problem is made artificially by Oracle :(

This stuff is from the guys that are behind the famous DUDE product.

Posted by guest on November 22, 2012 at 06:16 PM GMT #

I still dream of a Christmas with an 11GR2 Patch-Release for JAVA 1.7. ;)

Posted by Frank on December 11, 2012 at 06:22 PM GMT #

Sometimes, Christmas wishes DO come true ;o)

Posted by guest on December 12, 2012 at 08:36 AM GMT #

What about the End of life for java 1.6. There will be no more public updates after feb 2013.
This would mean that we will have no more java updates as long as we are bound to the current release for forms.

Posted by Arno on January 16, 2013 at 09:01 AM GMT #

Arno, Please see

Posted by Grant Ronanld on January 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM GMT #

We are now into March 2013. We are currently in the process of upgrading from Forms/Reports 10g to 11g. We are moving from a Linux Application Server to Windows Application Server. One of the reasons is that we use a lot of 3rd party tools that are called from Forms that run on Windows but not on Linux. (with over 1600 Users).

We are hoping that our Java 1.6 nightmares are gone and we will be using Java 1.7. Has Oracle Forms 11g been certified for Java 7 yet ?

Posted by David Sellers on March 04, 2013 at 08:06 PM GMT #

Yes, please see this entry from December 2012 when we announced support

Posted by Grant on March 05, 2013 at 08:58 AM GMT #

David Sellers you can execute windows apps remotly from linux using winexe.

Its just like the windows psexec, but it runs on linux. So if any windows command is needed from AS, you can use it to execute remotely on a windows server and continue processing.

check and or for compiled binaries

Posted by higuita on March 07, 2013 at 06:15 PM GMT #

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