Changes to a well-known release model mean a lot. I will give you some of my thoughts about the new Oracle Database release schedule.
What are we changing?
In my own words we basically rename the patch sets and name them what they were since years: Full releases. This means, Oracle Database 126.96.36.199 will be Oracle 18. And Oracle 188.8.131.52 will be Oracle 19. And so on.
Therefore there won’t be any Oracle 184.108.40.206 anymore – and obviously no Oracle 13.1 followed by Oracle 13.2.
In addition we change from Proactive Bundle Patches (BP) to Release Updates (RU)…Continue reading...