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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.

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Comments ( 19 )
  • higuita Thursday, August 16, 2012

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

  • Grant Thursday, August 16, 2012

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

  • dwight Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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


  • guest Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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


  • Grant Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    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.

  • guest Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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

  • guest Friday, November 2, 2012

    Hi Grant,

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



  • Grant Monday, November 5, 2012

    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.

  • guest Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    Hi everyone!

    Any news on the certification of Java 7?

  • Grant Thursday, November 22, 2012

    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

  • guest Thursday, November 22, 2012

    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.


  • Frank Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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

  • guest Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Sometimes, Christmas wishes DO come true ;o)

  • Arno Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    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.


  • Grant Ronanld Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • David Sellers Monday, March 4, 2013

    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 ?

  • Grant Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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


  • higuita Thursday, March 7, 2013


    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 http://sourceforge.net/projects/winexe/ and http://repo.openpcf.org/repository/ext/openpcf/ or https://launchpad.net/~jdthood/+archive/winexe for compiled binaries

  • guest Monday, October 6, 2014


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