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Siebel Fixes, Service Packs, Releases and Upgrade Terminology

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I am very new to Siebel and struggling to get a handle on Siebel release terminology - if an explanation is contained on the Oracle website it is well buried. Other websites do not seem to cover this either and so for the uninitiated it remains a mystery

Can someone please explain types of software releases are issued for Siebel? For instance:

Are fixes for single issues released? What are they called - hotfixes?
Are security fixes managed by a different method to functional fixes?
Are fixes for multiple issues bundled? What are these called - service packs?
How are enhancements released? Only as minor software releases - 8.1, 8.2, etc? Is there another mechanism for releasing smaller enhancements?

And finally, can someone advise what is standard (or even best) practice for applying changes... Are most 'healthy' systems maintained at 'n-1'?

Apologies if this all seems a little '101' - any help would be much appreciated...

Edited by: 999406 on 10/04/2013 22:50


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