By jhpierce -Oracle on Apr 20, 2015
Three documents about MAF and Mobile ADF
1. Mobile Application Framework (MAF) Support Policy (Doc ID 1994853.1)
2. Error Correction End Dates for Mobile Application Framework (MAF) (Doc ID 1994878.1)
3. Mobile Applications Support Policy (Doc ID 1994854.1)
In the first Note, it is interesting to know that fixes will not be provided for versions superseded by a newer release within the same "major version". Error corrections, or patches, of Oracle Mobile Application Framework are offered against the current version and the latest Minor Version of the previous Major Version. This allows the customer to stay on a Major Version if needed, while still being able to receive patches and fixes for Mobile Application Framework. The following illustrates the Error Correction Policy:
In the example above, the current version is 2.1.1. The latest Minor
Version of the previous Major Version is 2.0.2. Therefore, patches
can be requested and delivered against both 2.1.1 and 2.0.2 version. As 2.1.2 exists, then no fixes for
In order to
keep up with O/S supportability, continuously check the policy on new O/S versions and the requirement
to upgrade to the newer version. New versions of Mobile
Operating System and devices are certified against the most current
version of the Mobile Application Framework only.
The second note shows how different the policy is to what we are used to for JDeveloper (Doc ID 401694.1): Once a new release is available, previous releases within the same major version are no longer within the grace period. When 2.1.1 version is released then, 2.1.0 is automatically beyond the error correction date.
The third Note is related to all Oracle Mobile Applications, not specific for MAF.
Mobile application updates will be provided based on the most current release. Updates will be provided for the current version of the mobile application if the operating system, hardware on which it is running, and the underlying technology on which the application was based, are still covered and entitled to error correction by the associated 3rd party vendor(s).