Re: Forms future
Date: 24 Apr 2006 13:41:29 -0700
[Quoted] Forms (and Reports) are relatively mature products. What Oracle staff have stated at conferences such as ODTUG 2005, is that there will likely be no major enhancements to Forms. They will continue to tweak the product for better integration into the Java world, bugs fixes, performance improvements, etc. But the feature set is considered complete in general and won't be enhanced much beyond what we have now.
It was stated at the ODTUG conference that Forms 10 would be supported beyond 2010 and Forms 11 (when it comes out) should be supported until 2013.
Paul Dorsey mentioned that his understanding is there is a relatively small group of developers within Oracle still assigned to Forms. Compared to the thousands working on JDeveloper, Fusion, etc.
Would Oracle like all us Forms users to migrate to JDeveloper? Certainly. Do they realize there's a huge installed base of Forms developers and applications that really don't want to make the move? They do; reluctantly. Received on Mon Apr 24 2006 - 22:41:29 CEST