2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 21, 2013 6:48 PM by Stew Ashton

    EA2: why odbc6.jar?

    Stew Ashton

      I noticed the EA2 build bundles the odbc6.jar driver. Why not use odbc7.jar if Java 7 is a requirement?

       

      Best regards, Stew Ashton

        • 1. Re: EA2: why odbc6.jar?
          Gary Graham-Oracle

          Hi Stew,

           

          In software, backward compatibility is generally achievable, but forward compatibility can be quite problematic.  Also, keep in mind that there is not only one version of the ojdbc7.jar.  The SQL Developer 4.0 EA releases might be able to connect to a database using the version that ships with Oracle 12c (an unsupported configuration, of course), but earlier versions fail entirely.

           

          Best to wait for the 4.0 production release.  Then you'll see which ojdbc it ships with and how much latitude it provides to select an alternate version.

           

          Regards,

          Gary

          SQL Developer Team

          • 2. Re: EA2: why odbc6.jar?
            Stew Ashton

            Thanks, Gary. No worries.