3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2013 10:14 AM by thatJeffSmith-Oracle

    Next build - any planned release schedule eta?


      Hi, Is there any planned release timeline / ETA / horizon estimate schedules for the next build release?


      I'm not sure if this ever is available, but thought I'd ask because I'm about to install the application on 3 additional machines AND noticed that the last release was November 2012.  Depending on any ETA available, I may wait a few weeks if it saves me double the work in the very near future since each install is more like a "new"-type install rather than an "upgrade"-type install. ... I hope that makes sense.


      I figured it couldn't hurt to ask if anyone could point me to any resources that share this type of info re: the SQL Developer product.



        • 1. Re: Next build - any planned release schedule eta?

          Oracle does not generally announce release dates in advance.

          I'm not sure what 'work' you are hoping to save since sql developer doesn't really use an 'install. If those users don't need a tool then why install one to begin with? And if they do need one then install the latest current version.

          • 2. Re: Next build - any planned release schedule eta?

            Hello Jacob,


            as rp0428 said: you won't get a release date. On the other hand there is a new db version and the current SQL Developer does not support every new feature. So you can assume/hope that the new release will be not too far away.


            But is installing a new version really so much work that it justifies to wait an indefinite time for features you might not need, compared to the fact that you cannot use the tool on the other machines?




            • 3. Re: Next build - any planned release schedule eta?

              When we do post an update, it will be an Early Adopter (Beta) release. That EA will be updated several times as we identify bugs and tweak new features based on user feedback provided here. At the conclusion of the EA program, we'll officially release the next version. Said version will be fully supported by My Oracle Support.


              As the other posters have said, you're not saving yourself that much work by waiting, a simple unzip of the archive and your install/upgrade is done.


              I do recommend leaving the previous version on your machine for a few days/weeks after an 'upgrade' in case the user finds any issues and they want to 'go back.'