(If i posted this in wrong section please move the thread. Thank you!)
I have a couple of questions about migration from oracle forms 6i to at least version 10.
A little background information:
At the moment we are using oracle database 10.2.0.5 (on linux) with forms 6i and its time to upgrade.
Since forms 6i are not compatible with database 11g (at the least its not recommended to use nor supported)
we were thinking to hold on to current databse version and first switch to forms 10 and later on upgrade to
latest database and forms/reports version.
We are not sure if thats the best aproach?
You have to understand we have quite a lot of aplication developed in forms/reports 6i (more than 1000) and
migrating them all will take some time so we are thinking of running forms6i paralel to forms 10 and
slowly compiling / migrating aplication to forms version 10. We centerly can not go "offline" with production
for any period of time.
Now i have some question to which i haven't got a straight answer yet.
For us to move to forms version 10 we need:
a) Aplication server 10g - Can it be run on windows host since our database is on linux, are there any issues in said combination?
b) Oracle developer suite 10 -> this is package only for developers?
c) And what else do we need. ... i mean i am used to client server env. where each user has access to client installed on his PC.
d) ... anything else?
Since our developers are only skilled in PL/SQL language will this upgrade be any issue since there is Java support with OAS,
will we need a Java developer in future?
If we go down this path is it possible to upgrade from 10g to latest database forms/report version ...
without editing/recompiling aplications?
And another thing what we are concerned about is oracle aplication server - oracle weblogic server.
a)What is the difference?
b)How do we upgrade from aplication server to weblogic server?
We know we have put off this upgrade for far to long and now we have more problems that we should.
What we want is a stable env. that will be functional, secure and will allow us to develop better applications with less fuss.
Anyone with some previous experiance in migration could please share some insight on the matter and what would be the best way
to handle this.
With best regards Matt.