Thursday, April 16, 2009

No more cumulative patches for

If you have been keeping up with the latest information for Discoverer on Oracle MetaLink you will have noted that Oracle recently announced that cumulative patch 8 for is the last one for that platform and that the platform currently being developed is

If you haven't already upgraded to you should skip it and proceed direct to The steps to installing on a native are identical to the steps that you would have to apply to install This means that if you are using an infrastructure then you will have to upgrade the metadata repository from to at least

If you have already installed and any of the cumulative patches the good news is that (patch 5983622) will install directly on top as there is no need to de-install anything, the upgrade will take of it for you. After you have upgraded to you should then proceed directly to install cumulative patch 2 (patch 7198716).

You might be wondering why I say to should upgrade only to cumulative patch 2 when cumulative patch 3 was released earlier this year. This is because there are some bugs in cumulative patch 3 and you are advised to wait until cumulative patch 4 which, by the way, I have heard is due for release within the next 2 to 3 weeks. Just as soon as it released I will update my master patch blog note.

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