What happens to Forms with Java 6 desupport.

I've seen this come up a couple of times so I thought I would post this here.  You may have read that at the end of Feb 2013 there will be no more public updates of Java SE 6.  So how does this affect Oracle Forms 11g which is still certified with JDK 1.6.  The good news is that the support date for Forms 11g takes precedence.  Please see the support notes 1470123.1 and 952075.1.

If you choose to update to JDK 7 please also read support note 1519244.1

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Grant,

Hi - I just read this post and was hoping to get clarification. We sell our software to end-customers that have purchased 11g Fusion 11.1.1.4 including Oracle Forms. Until our software is released against 11.1.1.6 Forms and JRE 1.7, can our end-customers still get support for JRE 1.6 from Oracle since they've purchased Oracle Forms? Note 1471023.1 is worded like this but mentions Premier Support being needed. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Posted by guest on April 03, 2013 at 09:42 PM BST #

Grant,

Hi - I just read this post and was hoping to get clarification. We sell our software to end-customers that have purchased 11g Fusion 11.1.1.4 including Oracle Forms. Until our software is released against 11.1.1.6 Forms and JRE 1.7, can our end-customers still get support for JRE 1.6 from Oracle since they've purchased Oracle Forms? Note 1471023.1 is worded like this but mentions Premier Support being needed. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Posted by Eric Roth on April 03, 2013 at 09:44 PM BST #

So whilst Oracle Forms 11g is within Premier Support (as apposed to something like sustaining support) then that takes precedence and Java6 will be supported. One thing to be aware of that there is a patching "grace" period (see note:209768.1 and note:1290894.1) so patches may not be available on a 11.1.1.4 release now and support will ask you to move to 11.1.1.6 for patches.

Posted by Grant Ronald on April 04, 2013 at 08:38 AM BST #

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