Interim Update: ATG RUP 7 for E-Business Release 11i
By Steven Chan (Oracle Development) on Jun 15, 2009
The last major update to the E-Business Suite Release 11i's technology stack was released in late 2007. This is available via the Applications Technology Group Rollup Patchset 6, also known as ATG RUP 6. Since then, we've been a little preoccupied with Apps 12. Now that we've gotten three new R12 releases under our belts, our attentions are turning back to Apps 11i.
We've been working on ATG RUP 7 for EBS 11i for a while now. ATG RUP 7 will deliver a consolidated set of the latest security, stability, and performance fixes for all E-Business Suite technology stack components. Here's a quick update on where we stand in the development cycle for this new patchset.
ATG RUP 7 has just completed its development phase and is now in the formal testing phase for all E-Business Suite products. Centralized divisional testing is underway now. This is going smoothly. We're going through the usual process of ironing out the inevitable issues that occur when such fundamental changes are made to the foundation of the E-Business Suite.
It's expected that we will go through multiple interim builds of ATG RUP 7. Each iterative test cycle requires product teams to retest to ensure that existing known issues are fixed, new features function as designed, and no new bugs (regressions) have been introduced.
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?
When the upcoming Apps 11i ATG RUP 7 is released, it will be 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 on ATG RUP 5, you will no longer be able to request new patches for that technology stack level. If your environment is running ATG RUP 4 or earlier, you already know that you haven't been able to request new patches for those older rollup patchsets.
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.
When Will ATG RUP 7 be Released?
As usual, I'm not permitted to discuss specific dates for unreleased software on this blog. You're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.
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