Interim Update: ATG RUP 7 for E-Business Release 11i

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.

11i Technology Stack Architecture diagram

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:

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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Comments:

Thank you Steven for the information! It definitely helps our planning and we may have some breathing room in the 4th quarter for deploying RUP 7 if it happens to become publicly available then...

Thanks again,
Jennifer.

Posted by Jennifer Chen on June 16, 2009 at 08:35 AM PDT #

Chan,

How r u and I hope you are doing good, I hav a clarification, we all know that we'll not be able to request a patch on ATG 4 or less than that, could you please let me know if any Doc Id on metalink reflect it.

Thanks,
Jay

Posted by Jay on June 16, 2009 at 01:39 PM PDT #

Hello, Jay,

The ATG N and N-1 baseline support policy is documented in Metalink Note 363827.1, which is linked from the first article above:

http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2006/06/new_minimum_release_11i_techst.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 17, 2009 at 01:06 AM PDT #

Chan,

Thanks for the note.

Thanks,
Jay

Posted by Jay on June 18, 2009 at 02:45 PM PDT #

Hello Steven,

what 12.0.7 release about?
Or this one was replaced by 12.1.1?

Regards,

Viacheslav.

Posted by Viacheslav on June 20, 2009 at 05:34 PM PDT #

Hi, Viacheslav,

Individual product teams may have plans to release additional family pack updates for the 12.0.x codeline. If you have specific open issues that you need fixed for that codeline, I'd recommend logging a formal Service Request to find out what the product teams' plans are for those particular products.

I haven't heard of any plans for a 12.0.7 release. At this point, our development efforts are focussed on the 12.1 codeline for new development.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 23, 2009 at 04:40 AM PDT #

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