Latest E-Business Suite Technology Stack (ATG RUP 4) Now Available

[Editor May 14, 2007 Update:  ATG RUP 5 is now available.  See this article:  Latest E-Business Suite Technology Stack (ATG RUP 5) Now Available]

[Editor Aug 24, 2006 Update:  The SSO 10g Integration Patch for the E-Business Suite is now available -- see this article:
DMZs, SSL & RAC for OracleAS 10g + Release 11i]

This is significant news:  the latest Family Pack Rollup for the E-Business Suite Technology Stack is now available for download.  

11i Architecture:

The Applications Technology Group (ATG) Family Pack H Rollup 4 (11i.ATG_PF.H RUP 4, Patch 4676589) 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, including Rollup 3, are included in this latest patch.

Why Is This Rollup Important?

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 ATG Rollup 4 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. 

We recommend that all customers make plans to move to Rollup 4 by the end of the year, especially any customers who are not already at ATG Rollup 3.

Changes and Fixes in Rollup 4

ATG Family Pack H Rollup 4 (11i.ATG_PF.H RUP 4, Patch 4676589) includes a range of new features and bug fixes for:
  • Alerts
  • Workflow
  • Oracle Applications Framework (OAF)
  • Forms Personalization
  • XML Gateway
  • Password management
  • Flexfields
  • Oracle User Management (UMX)
  • Oracle Applications Tablespace Migration (OATM)
  • XML Publisher
  • Concurrent Processing
Prerequisites

Oracle Applications Technology ATG_PF.H RUP4 can be applied only to an existing Oracle Applications Release 11i system running Oracle Applications Technology Family Pack 11i.ATG_PF.H, which is included in Oracle Applications Release 11.5.10. If you don't already have a running Release 11.5.10 system, then you must first install the Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10 or patch up to Applications Technology Family Pack 11i.ATG_PF.H.

Special Advisory for Single Sign-On 10g Users

The SSO 10g Integration patch for Rollup 4 (Build 4.0) is still undergoing certification and will be made available in late August 2006. 

If you've already integrated your E-Business Suite environment with Single Sign-On 10g by following Metalink Note 233436.1, you should postpone your implementation of 11i.ATG_PF.H RUP 4 until Build 4.0 is released.  As usual, I'll announce the availability of that patch here when it's released publicly.

Related

Comments:

Steven,

I just wonder if there is any CPU included in this OATG RUP4?
If there are some included, why Metalink doesn’t reflect that?

Please can you comment on the following.

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The following are Applications (non cumulative) 32 patches we suppose to apply on top of 11.5.10.2 (result of 7 CPU alerts since Oct 2005 analysis):

3417698; 5338213; 3904641; 4132004; 4150288; 4155556; 4229870; 4276655; 4332440; 4355663; 4380242; 4522020; 4566995; 4582839; 4583865; 4613714; 4659993; 4756429; 4759690; 4865928; 4928090; 4954959; 4969592; 5021981; 5046719; 5074725; 5083302; 5088058; 5127737; 5161758; 5183582; 5307530

According to the Metalink patch search there is no single paths from the list above included in 11i.ATG_PF.H Rollup 4 (RUP 4) or RUP3.

You may say that most of the patches are non OATG product related.

Even then there are:

5 patches from Application Object Library: 3904641; 4276655; 4380242; 5021981; 5083302; 5088058

1 Applications Manager: 5074725

1 Applications Updates: 4613714

4 Techstack: 4759690; 4954959; 5046719; 5183582

2 Workflow: 4928090; 5161758

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Thank you in advance,
Yury

Posted by Yury Velikanov on August 08, 2006 at 10:06 AM PDT #

Steven,

In the context of patch analysis I have got the following question:

Is there way to get to know which patches the particular patchset includes?
For example how I can find which patches includes AOTG RUP4?

There is a way to find opposite information. At least theoretically Metalink patch search suppose to show (and sometimes shows) in which patches/patchsets the particular patch is included.

Yury

Posted by Yury Velikanov on August 08, 2006 at 11:25 AM PDT #

Yury,That information generally isn't published externally.  Oracle Support can answer questions about whether a specific patch in included, however.Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on August 09, 2006 at 04:43 AM PDT #

Yury,I'm trying to keep this blog and the comment threads restricted to conceptual discussions, as this particular medium isn't well suited to handle Support inquiries.I think your question about patching would be better-handled via a Service Request, where a Support Engineer can help you analyse the gaps between your current environment and the RUP 4 prerequisites.Regards,Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 09, 2006 at 04:46 AM PDT #

Steven, Thank you for your answers.

Posted by Yury Velikanov on August 09, 2006 at 07:49 AM PDT #

Sorry for being intrusive, but I found your blog extremely useful and only way to be heard by the people who can make real difference in the way Oracle delivers/develops it’s software.

As I understood you (as a team who developing the software) are interested in feedback from the end users. And this is kind of feedback I trying to give you. I have found that Oracle Support services isn’t efficient way to give a feedback. They are not listening to what you are you saying and have from my point of view wrong targets.

Thank you for your blog again.

Please continue that you have started.

And let me know if you don’t want this type of feedback from my (our) side.

PS I am in the process of logging a SR on this issue (questions I have asked in that thread)

Posted by Yury Velikanov on August 09, 2006 at 10:16 PM PDT #

Yury,Thanks for your feedback.  Everyone's comments, enhancement requests, and even criticisms and complaints are taken in the spirit intended -- which is to improve Apps.  These are always welcome.  Please keep them coming.  I pass on all emails and comments to the respective teams within Development.Good luck with your SR on the patch prerequisites.Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on August 10, 2006 at 04:57 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,
After installing RUP4 I have found a bug.
It seems like bug#5332147.
As workaround if change Navigator from tree mode to table mode all work fine.

Posted by Vladimir Faranosov on August 21, 2006 at 02:23 AM PDT #

Hi, Vladimir,Sorry to hear that you encountered an issue with RUP 4.  Could I ask you to log a Service Request with Oracle Support so that we can investigate this formally?Regards,Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 21, 2006 at 02:35 AM PDT #

Arunkumar,Yes, it's safe to apply ATG RUP 4 to instances with DMZs and multiple web-entry points.  No special instructions needed -- read the "About" documentation, as there may be product-specific steps that apply to your environment.Good luck with your upgrade.Regards,Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 22, 2006 at 03:11 AM PDT #

Is it safe to uptake ATG RUP4 for instances having DMZ nodes? Are there any special instructions?
Also, we are at 11i9 and patched upto ATG RUP2.
Any cavets in upgrading to RUP4 ?

-Arun

Posted by Arunkumar on August 22, 2006 at 05:07 AM PDT #

Hi,

First of thanks for the information provided, i would appreciate if you could provide more information about the ATG Rollup 4, i mean a document to download. As i dont have a access to metalink.... :(

Thanks in advance,
Satish

Posted by satish on March 25, 2009 at 04:11 PM PDT #

ATG Rollup 4 is well out of date now, as Rollup 6 is the latest release and Rollup 7 will be out sometime soon.

You need Metalink access to download the patches anyway, so would be best to get your Metalink access sorted out

Call the Oracle Support number for your region if you are having difficulties with access. See http://www.oracle.com/corporate/contact/index.html for the numbers

regards

Mike

Posted by Mike Shaw on March 25, 2009 at 05:15 PM PDT #

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