By Torben Hein -Oracle on Feb 22, 2013
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Just to make you aware of the upcoming end of the grace period, we blog about this again:
The Oracle Lifetime Support Policy states that once a new version is released, older versions of a product get a grace period in which they still receive some maintenance and bug fixing. This grace period is usually one year.
So with the release of 126.96.36.199.0 of OBIEE in March 2012, OBIEE 188.8.131.52.x was put into its grace period.
Now - a year later the OBIEE 184.108.40.206.x grace period will end on March 1st 2013 (also see KM Doc 1530991.1 ). This means that there will be no further new fixes, patches, or bug repairs be done to this version.
We therefore recommend to upgrade your system to OBIEE 220.127.116.11.x, by following the steps outlined in the KM Doc: Upgrade Advisor: Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) from 18.104.22.168.0 to 22.214.171.124.0 (Doc ID 1434253.1)