Just in case you’ve missed the date please be aware:
No bug fixes, no patches, no CPU/SPUs, no PSUs, no BPs will be produced for Oracle Database 188.8.131.52 since Augugst 28, 2015.
I know from the many emails I’m receiving that people are a bit disturbed since the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy brochure (Lifetime Support Policy and Brochure for Technology Products ) doesn’t talk explicitly about patch sets but offers support for Oracle 11.2 until January 2018.
But this – as always – applies to the terminal patch set only – i.e. Oracle Database 184.108.40.206.
For a detailed description please see MOS Note:742060.1 and my previous blog posts from:
I have visited customers with hundreds of Oracle 220.127.116.11 databases in the past months. If you are now sitting there with one or many or many many Oracle 18.104.22.168 instances don’t even think of moving to Oracle 22.214.171.124. The amount of work you’ll spend in evaluating Oracle 126.96.36.199 is exactly the same as testing Oracle 188.8.131.52. Move to Oracle Database 184.108.40.206 – NOW!
And keep in mind: there’s no such thing as a 2nd release anymore. Every patch set release is a full release – no matter if we talk about 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168. Both have new features, new behavior etc etc.