RE: Urgent Notification for all eBS users!
- From: "Mark W. Farnham" <mwf@xxxxxxxx>
- To: <kurtvm@xxxxxxxxxx>, "'Brandon Allen'" <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:55:21 -0400
In some past releases versions of java engines have *almost* worked for EBS. EBS pushes forms in particular ways and probably more vigorously than most other applications. Now I do not know particular show stoppers, but Steven Chan, et. al, want to thoroughly prevent you from having a bad experience. When just a few things don't work, like strangely having the focus be in the wrong place or something rare enough to make it difficult to exactly diagnose, that is a kind of hell you would do well to avoid. So, if you're using EBS, please partake of this warning and procedure and stay tuned for updates. I'd bet a dozen donuts (and I like donuts) that Steven has a team working hard on this and that he did not take issuing this urgent warning lightly. As per usual, if you control the code of an application using Forms and it misbehaves with a new release of java, making a tweak that avoids the problem is often possible. As a consumer of EBS, you are ill advised to proceed on uncertified pieces of the stack because your recourse to hitting something that does not quite work is limited. Regards, mwf -----Original Message----- From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kurt Van Meerbeeck Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 3:50 PM To: Brandon Allen Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Urgent Notification for all eBS users! We are running Forms 10.1.2.3 with java 1.7 with a couple hundred users without problems. (for over 6months now) I'm also running some custom Forms apps with java 1.7 without issues. We use the Forms bootstrapper I've written so we don't need to change anything on the client-side. cheers, Kurt ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brandon Allen" <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: "Mark Bobak" <Mark.Bobak@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:44:23 PM Subject: RE: Urgent Notification for all eBS users! I agree disabling the JRE auto-update is probably the safest (and supported) route, but just in case anyone is interested in proceeding with the upgrade to Java 7, I have tested it with Oracle Forms 10.1.2.3 (not EBS) and at first I received the misleading error "FRM-92095: Oracle Jinitiator version too low", but then I was able to get Forms to work by adding the following JRE runtime parameter as described here (see the Update at the bottom of the article and more detail in the comments): http://www.ora600.be/FRM-92095%3A+Oracle+Jnitiator+version+too+low+-+please+install+version+18.104.22.168+or+higher -Djava.vendor="Sun Microsystems Inc." I've had several users running Oracle Forms with Java 7 for a month or so now and they've said it actually runs BETTER than Java 6 did. They were having some problems with Forms intermittently not responding to keyboard input on Java 6 (possibly only occurred when using IE9), but that problem went away when they upgraded to Java 7. The only problem we have noticed when running Forms on Java 7 is that on our login screen the Tab key doesn't work so the users have to enter their username and then mouse-click into the password field to enter their password rather than tabbing into it. Again, this is with a 3rd party app running on Forms - not EBS so I have no idea if EBS would have this same problem or not. Regards, Brandon -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l