R12.2.3 Testing has begun
R12.2 changes a LOT of things, especially for an applications DBA. We’re underway with our upgrade plans to 12.2, and I was happy to see if you have the patience to make all the pieces work (Chrome, Ubuntu, Java, PopUp Blocker, Chrome Plug-In for Oracle R12) you can actually launch forms from Ubuntu.
Initial Upgrade Impressions
There’s a lot of work to upgrade from 11i to 12.2.3. The upgrade documents are extensive, and not light reading. Customizations are a bugger to bring over, the whole landscape has changed with edition based redefinition. Much of this revolves around the changes to the techstack (Weblogic), and online patching. The new patching utility, adop, works in conjunction with other old favorite ad utilities, but it’s not terribly intuitive. There was something reassuring watching my workers progress and run; maybe there’s a way to do it and I just haven’t figured out the appropriate CLI switch. You can still look at them via adctrl, but it’s not the same, I don’t get the reassurance of knowing I only have 123,000 jobs left to finish. Mostly, though, things look the same. More to follow.