Re: Urgent Notification for all eBS users!

  • From: Kurt Van Meerbeeck <kurtvm@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Brandon Allen <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:49:32 +0200 (CEST)

We are running Forms with java 1.7 with a couple hundred users without 
(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.


----- 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 (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):

-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.



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