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APEX 5.0 release date

pkpanda
pkpanda Member Posts: 346 Bronze Badge
edited Sep 6, 2013 5:50AM in APEX Discussions

Any idea when apex 5.0 will be available?

Thanks

vdsadhiMahmoud_RabieSven W.Scott Wesley
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  • Billy Verreynne
    Billy Verreynne Software Engineer Member Posts: 28,803 Red Diamond

    What is missing currently in Apex version latest, that makes you want to have an Apex v5?

    And how sure are you that this specific requirement of yours will be addressed in a new version?

    Apex is quite flexible. And even if it does not support a specific feature (e.g. HTML5 canvas graphics), it does not mean that you cannot integrate it. So why then the current desire for a new version?

  • Sven W.
    Sven W. Member Posts: 10,534 Gold Crown

    This century. With a very high probablility for this decade.

    Scott Wesley
  • PK,

      I'd be interested knowing about V. 5 as well.  There will likely be bug fixes and additional features that make doing what we've been doing easier and cleaner.  I'm sorry if there have been replies that seem less than helpful.

      Joel Kallman was just here -- literally a couple of buildings over -- but I had to get someone to-from medical appts. that morning.   Maybe one of the other folks who went has notes.

    Regards,

    Howard

  • Tom Petrus
    Tom Petrus Member Posts: 1,151 Gold Trophy

    It's highly unlikely that any date may have been mentioned. In March (ogh apex day) there was also talk about 5.0 and maybe even a 4.3 release, but there is always the "safe harbour statement" so no guarantees on anything (features, dates, releases) - only: this is what we'd like to get in or are looking at. I'd be surprised if any concrete date or period would've been mentioned. Honestly, nothing to do but sit and wait, and suddenly an early adopter will pop up. If you have a requirement now, then deal with the now and don't hope for any eventual feature in a release somewhere in the future. That's how it's been so far.

  • Hilary Farrell-Oracle
    Hilary Farrell-Oracle Software Development Senior Manager Member Posts: 2,339 Employee

    Hi,

    As I'm sure many of you are aware, we are not obliged to discuss release dates for our products, so unfortunately we can't provide a release date for our next major release, APEX 5.0. However, what I can mention is that we do intend on releasing a patch release, APEX 4.2.3, soon.  So I suggest keeping an eye on our OTN page for when it is made available.  In the meantime, you can refer to our 5.0 Statement of Direction for details of proposed features for that release.  If you wish to submit requests for new features, please refer to our Feature Requests application.

    Regards,

    Hilary

    vdsadhi
  • Howard (... in Training)
    Howard (... in Training) Member Posts: 905
    edited Sep 3, 2013 1:13PM

    Thanks Tom.

    Howard

    "nothing to do but sit and wait" ???

  • Tom Petrus
    Tom Petrus Member Posts: 1,151 Gold Trophy

    I don't know about you, but that is what I do all day!

  • pkpanda
    pkpanda Member Posts: 346 Bronze Badge
    edited Sep 3, 2013 11:10PM

    Because we have a some requirement and functionality that i want to build in my application which is going to be part of V5 like multiple IR reports, JQuery Grid and hoping to see some new template for mobile application. I know there is a workaround for all. I can create multiple page with IR report and display in one page using iframe or integrate jQuery grid and create a template. This required more effort and time. If the functionality is build within apex it is easy to maintain and upgrade. Since it almost a year after 4.2 was release and was mention that V5 will be release in the first part of the financial year. If the functionality is build within apex it is easy to maintain and upgrade.

  • Billy Verreynne
    Billy Verreynne Software Engineer Member Posts: 28,803 Red Diamond

    I don't like IR reports. And the graphing is horrible (in IR, not just using Apex graphs in general).

    I have rewritten much of the stuff I don't like, like graphing - and it works seamlessly (as new report regions) in Apex. Which is IMO one of the biggest strengths of Apex. The ability to extend the framework.

    My colleagues are extensively using ExtJS in Apex for example. The web app from a GUI perspective looks nothing like Apex. Yet, the runtime framework is all Apex.

    So one can either sit and wait for something to happen.. maybe.. in an Apex upgrade.. at some time. Or one can use the ability that Apex provides to build and integrate the functionality wanted.

    I'm not one for waiting...

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