Collaboration Critical Fix – IE8 Support

Now that Internet Explorer 9 is (almost) out, Oracle has gone and thrown us a new update to WCI Collaboration Server to finally support IE8.  Well, to be fair, this was released last October.

The patch does have some mixed messaging about what “officially supporting” means:

From the release notes: “The application of this patch updates Collaboration 10.3.0.1 to officially support Internet Explorer 8.“.

From the Oracle Support Site, though: “Not every issue that has been identified when using IE8 with Oracle WebCenter Collaboration has necessarily been addressed by this patch.  A specific set of defects discovered in testing and resulting from customer feature requests were deemed the “essential” fixes required to establish a baseline of support for the browser version. 
If you experience issues other than those resolved by the patch, the fact that IE8 is now “Fully Supported” once the patch is implemented means that you can log an SR with support who can than verify the defect and log an appropriate bug tracking ID. 

It does have some pretty decent fixes, here, though, and I recommend this patch – I did some source analysis on the new version and did find quite a few changes in this new build – particularly around the Bulk Upload functionality:

The patch can be downloaded here; A copy of the Release Notes is after the break for your convenience…

Readme for AquaLogic Interaction Collaboration 10.3.0.1.365861 , October 6, 2010

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Contents

Issues Resolved in the Critical-Fix
Installing the Critical-Fix

Uninstalling the Critical-Fix

Issues Resolved in the Critical-Fix

The application of this patch updates Collaboration 10.3.0.1 to officially support Internet Explorer 8.

– WebEdit does not work on IE8. (9723488)
– Error in task submeu in IE8 (9712774)
– Cannot upload multiple files in Collab (9274372)
– Bulk upload JRE updated to 1.6 in order to support IE8 (8760280)

Other issues resolved by this critial fix:
– Subscription to project overview causes conflicts with Immedate Subscriptions.
– Non gatewayed webedit does not work.
– Notifications not sent for some users for immediate subscription.

Installing the Critical-Fix

This critical-fix is based on Collaboration 10.3.0.1 and consists of two files (collab.war, collabStringBundle_en.properties) that need to replace files installed on the 10.3.0.1 Collaboration installation and two files (PTControls.js, PTCollabBulkUploadApplet.jar) that need to replace files on the image server. It is recommended to backup or rename the existing files before overwriting them with the versions from this patch so that the patch can be uninstalled if necessary.

1. Stop the Collaboration service.

2. Copy the new collab.war file contained in this fix to <install root>\ptcollab\10.3.0\webapp
(For WLS deployement, copy and redploy the collab.ear file contained in this fix).

3. Copy the file collabStringBundle_en.properties contained in this fix to <install root> \ptcollab\10.3.0\settings\i18n

4. On the image server, copy the new PTControls.js file contained in this fix to:
<install root>ptimages\imageserver\plumtree\common\private\js\jscontrols\LATEST

5.. On the image server, copy the new PTCollabBulkUploadApplet.jar file contained in this fix to:
<install root>ptimages\imageserver\plumtree\collab\private\applets

6. Restart the Collaboration service.

Uninstalling the Critical-Fix

To uninstall the critical-fix, restore the original files using the steps above.

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