3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 2:50 AM by Patrick Wolf-Oracle RSS

    Is Apex 4.2 safe to upgrade to for the novice/moderate user?

    Kim2012
      Hi all,

      I see that 4.2 is in production. I'm running 4.1. Is it easy/safe to upgrade to 4.2? My platform is Windows 7 and Oracle 11g xe. I'm no DBA and I prefer to avoid quicksand. Perhaps those of you who have already been down the path can advise me about this.

      Thanks,
      Kim
        • 1. Re: Is Apex 4.2 safe to upgrade to for the novice/moderate user?
          Sam_06
          We've upgraded recently, it was pretty easy and we had no issues so far. In terms of bugs you should expect to see some, some of our application pages had to be revisted and modified because some components did not render correctly.. maybe you would wait till the first patch set is released if you want fewer issues/bugs.

          Sam
          • 2. Re: Is Apex 4.2 safe to upgrade to for the novice/moderate user?
            Scott
            Kim,

            I've upgraded a number of instances without any issues.

            Why not consider using VirtualBox or some other form of VM? This way, you can create a snapshot before upgrading, and if something goes awry, you can easily roll back to just before the upgrade. I use this feature all of the time (as recently as yesterday) with VMWare, as it makes any types of upgrades almost fool-proof, in the sense that you can get back to where you were before easily.

            Thanks,

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            • 3. Re: Is Apex 4.2 safe to upgrade to for the novice/moderate user?
              Patrick Wolf-Oracle
              Hi Sam,

              can you give us more details which components didn't render correctly and what you did to fix it. I just want to make sure that we are aware of it and that it's fixed in our patch set.

              Thanks
              Patrick
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