user564965 wrote:Agreed. Not that I expect much much to happen, but I've filed an SR referencing this thread.
However, Instant Client is a different matter. I rely on Instant Client for connecting from OS X to my Oracle VM, and there are plenty of products out there - including Django - that are dependent on having a working Instant Client to connect to Oracle.
I do think they need to pay a bit more attention to people developing on OS X - getting a Pro*C compilation environment working under 10.6 is a nightmare, and it looks like there's been plenty of notice of this issue from beta testers. I'm more likely to go postgres for my development DB than change over to Linux so I can access Oracle without problems.