ODP.NET 18.104.22.168.0 was released on December 28, 2011 and its description says that it contains Instant Client 22.214.171.124.0. Since I'm distributing the Instant Client binaries directly with my application I'm using the Basic Lite version of the instant client to reduce file sizes. So I tried to download the new Basic Lite version like I previously did when ODP.NET was updated, but there is no Win32 download of Oracle Instant Client 126.96.36.199.0. The download page shows 188.8.131.52.0 as the latest version.
Is the new Basic Lite version for Win32 available anywhere?
When it becomes available, it should be available via this page:
It may not be too far away since 184.108.40.206 for windows has been released, as you have noted.
It seems that "light" OCI IC is available from install media for "ODT with ODAC" - ODTwithODAC112030.zip (includes lib file oraociicus11.dll).
Maybe someone at Oracle just needs a reminder to post the new Client zip files on the downloads pages for Windows.