Apps Technology 12.0.2 Update Now Available
By Steven Chan - EBS-Oracle on Jul 17, 2007
[July 18, 2007 Update: Added links to subsequent article discussing the overall E-Business Suite 12.0.2 Release Update Pack.]
The second major update for the Apps Release 12 technology stack is now available for download from Metalink:
- Oracle Applications Technology Software Update 12.0.2 (Patch 5917344)
A short word about terminology is needed before I go much further. In Release 11i, we have these things called Rollup Patches, which inexplicably became known as "RUPs." Release 11i Rollup Patches contain patches for a single product family (e.g. ATG Family Pack H Rollup 4).
In Release 12, we're now shipping these things called Release Update Packs. Given the way that neologisms form, it's inevitable that these will be called "RUPs" too. The difference is that the R12 Release Update Packs combine patches created across several E-Business Suite product families. As of today, this Family Pack update can be applied on top of the previously-released Apps 12.0.1 Release Update Pack. It is included in the Apps 12.0.2 Release Update Pack.
The patch that we're announcing today only includes updates for the Applications Technology family of products, that is, the technology stack for the E-Business Suite Release 12. This patch does not include updates to the functional applications like Financials or HRMS. For information about the broader Apps 12.0.2 Release Update Pack, see:
Apps 12.0.1 Release Update Pack. Since this is the second update to the Release 12 technology stack, its official (cryptic) name is: R12.ATG_PF.A.DELTA.2.
Regardless of what it's called, the second Applications technology stack update for Release 12 contains the following new features:
Previously, Oracle E-Business Suite customers needed to purchase third-party hardware in order to support multiple application tiers. This new feature utilizes the native Oracle Application Server 10g's ability to load-balance without the need for third-party hardware.
Load-Balancers with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Metalink Note 380489.1)
This new Technology Inventory Report delivers standardized and accurate version information about the Applications Technology Stack. When Oracle E-Business Suite administrators want to obtain the version of technology that is installed, they can run this report as a command line utility.
For more details, see:
Oracle Diagnostics Available from the Diagnostics Page
A new link has been added to the Diagnostics page (a separate link, not a choice on the poplist). If you select this link, you navigate to the Oracle Diagnostics home page. To use Oracle Diagnostics, see the Oracle Applications Supportability Guide.
What's Been Fixed?
In addition to those new features, this update contains fixes for the following areas:
- Application Object Library Software Updates (17 fixes)
- Applications Manager Software Updates (2 fixes)
- Technology Stack Software Updates (1 fix)
- Workflow Software Updates (4 fixes)
- XML Publisher Software Updates (2 fixes)
- e-Commerce Gateway Software Updates (4 fixes)
- Oracle Applications Technology Software Updates, Release 12.0.2 (Metalink Note 432635.1)
- Apps 12.0.2 Release Update Pack Now Available
- Apps 12.0.1 Release Update Pack Now Available
- New Rapid Install StartCD for Release 12
- Critical Patch Update for July 2007 Now Available
- Critical Patch Update for April 2007 Now Available