RE: When is 11gR2 getting released?

From: Michael Fontana <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 09:02:12 -0600 (CST)
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Very good job of making the unsaid said.  

If you look at Oracle's applications, this is even more true. Many of them are not even certified on 11g yet!  

From: [] On Behalf Of Tim Gorman
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 5:03 PM To: oracle-l
Subject: Re: When is 11gR2 getting released?  

Just another perspective on all this...

When a vendor ceases fixing bugs in a product, it might then finally be considered fully tested and production-ready. Using this perspective, 9iR2 became production-ready in July 2007, 10gR1 is scheduled to become production-ready this month (January 2009), and 10gR2 will become production-ready in July 2010. So, "end of support" need not mean "end of product lifecycle", but rather "end of development" and the beginning of the production lifecycle.

Of course, very few shops have this perspective, as Oracle (and most software vendors) has infected the community with the idea that "end of support" means "upgrade to next version". After all, the real revenue stream is in support and education (not licenses) and the driver for both support and education is change, not stability...

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