Latest Apps 11i Techstack (ATG RUP 7) Now Available
By Steven Chan (Oracle Development) on Jul 28, 2009
I'm very pleased to announce that the latest ATG Family Pack H Rollup 7 for the E-Business Suite Release 11i technology stack is now available for download from Metalink.
The official name for this patch is:
- Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H.delta.7 (RUP7) (Patch 6241631)
In other words, this is the seventh consolidated rollup of patches released on top of 11i.ATG_PF.H. For the Oracryptoanalysts out there who like to track nomenclature variants of these things, this patch is also referred to as the Applications Technology Group (ATG) Family Pack H Rollup 7.
This Rollup patch is a collection of technology-stack patches that can safely be applied on top of the ATG Family Pack H. This Rollup patch is cumulative: all previous patches released for Family Pack H since the initial 11.5.10 release are included in this latest patch, including:
- ATG Rollup 6 (Patch 5903765)
- ATG Rollup 5 (Patch 5473858)
- ATG Rollup 4 (Patch 4676589)
- ATG Rollup 3 (Patch 4334965)
Why Is This Rollup Important?
As with the previous ATG Rollup 6, we've spent a huge amount of effort both within the Applications Technology Group and across the entire Applications Suite to test and certify this Rollup patch.
Our focus for this latest Rollup has been to consolidate all known safe defect fixes, performance improvements and security enhancements into one well integrated and fully certified update. We also focused on eliminating as many "co-requisite" patches as possible (application product patches required to interoperate with new ATG Rollups), by working to restore backward compatibility with earlier application levels wherever possible.
Our standing recommendation is that all customers should make plans to move to Rollup 7 as quickly as possible, especially any customers who are not already at ATG Rollup 6.
Changes and Fixes in Rollup 7
Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H.delta.7 (RUP7) contains Oracle Applications Technology (ATG) security fixes for core ATG products from the January 2005 Critical Patch Update (CPUJan2005) through the July 2009 Critical Patch Update (CPUJul2009).
The following core ATG products are included in 11i.ATG_PF.H.delta.7: FND, OAM, OWF, FWK, JTT, JTA, TXK, XDO, ECX, EC, AK, ALR, UMX, BNE, and FRM.
ATG Family Pack H Rollup 7 (11i.ATG_PF.H RUP 7, Patch 6241631) includes a range of new features and bug fixes for:
- Oracle Applications Framework (OAF)
- Oracle Application Object Library (AOL)
- AutoConfig and its templates (TXK AutoConfig and Templates Rollup Patch T)
- Oracle Report Manager
- Oracle Workflow
- Oracle XML Gateway
Full details about what's new in RUP7 are listed here:
- About Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H.delta.7 (RUP 7) (Note 783600.1)
Oracle Applications Technology ATG_PF.H RUP7 can be applied only to an existing Oracle Applications Release 184.108.40.206 system. If you don't already have a running Release 220.127.116.11 (11.5.10 CU2) system, then you must first install the Oracle E-Business Suite 18.104.22.168.
Special Advisory for Single Sign-On 10g Users
The SSO 10g Integration patch for Rollup 7 (Patch 6936696) has been released concurrently with this patch. It is available immediately for download. Details about upgrading your SSO-integrated environment to use this patch can be found in the latest version of Note 233436.1.
Supporting the Current and Previous ATG RUPs
Way back in 2006, in this blog's salad days, I posted this article:
Remember that our support baseline for the E-Business Suite is comprised of the current (N) and immediately preceding (N-1) ATG RUPs. New EBS patches are tested and released on top of these two technology stack baseline configurations.
What Does This Have to do with ATG RUP 7?
Apps 11i ATG RUP 7 is supported along with ATG RUP 6. In other words, if you encounter any issues with ATG RUP 6 or 7, we'll be able to release new E-Business Suite patches for those configurations as necessary.
If your Apps 11i environment is still running ATG RUP 5 or older, you will no longer be able to request new patches for those technology stack levels. You can still get access to existing patches, of course.
A Short Aside About Related Support Policies
This is similar but not identical to the support policy for our Server Technologies and Fusion Middleware products, which I've discussed in more detail in these important articles:
- On Apps Tier Patching and Support: A Primer for E-Business Suite Users
- On Database Patching and Support: A Primer for E-Business Suite Users
Remember that our Server Technologies and Fusion Middleware support policies are subtly different and from EBS policies: they support the current (N), as well as the immediately preceding (N-1) release for 12 months after the N release.