Posts Tagged ‘ALUI’

Got an old version of ALUI, but no license keys?

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

This is (very) old news, but I saw the question come up recently so I figured I’d share again.

If you’re currently running an old version of BEA AquaLogic User Interaction (ALUI 6.1 or 6.5), and are moving servers, setting up a dev environment, or otherwise find yourself with License Keys that longer working due to IP address restrictions, Oracle has been kind enough to publish unlimited licenses keys for the entire ALUI stack.

Of course, this doesn’t mean the product is now free – you’re still required to pay for licensing and maintenance if you want to upgrade – but if you’re compliant with the licensing you’ve got, this is the easy way to get things working again.

“I’m nawt dead yet!”: WCI getting some love at Oracle?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Woah, what’s this?  Perhaps rumors of WebCenter Interaction’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.  The Little Portal That Could seems to have gained a foothold – however slight – in an Oracle site at communities.oracle.com.

I don’t really know how long this has been available – or even if it’s an official Oracle site – and maybe you’ve already heard of it.  But I think it’s promising that at least the old AquaLogic User Interaction is getting some mindshare over at the Oracle mothership.

Ironically, this portal is still BEA’s ALUI version 6.5:

alui-6-5

.. and not Oracle’s WebCenter Interaction (10gR3).  It would have been even neater if this was a preview release of the much-fabled 11g, but I’m not complaining.  The site does look pretty interesting in an “Enterprise 2.0-y” kind of way and appears to have some neat social features such as tagging, profiles, and a much more integrated Collab (if it’s even Collaboration Server at all?).  Maybe this will some day replace that terrible flash-based support.oracle.com site?  A person can hope…

Check it out at http://communities.oracle.com/ – your support credentials should work to get you logged in:

oracle-communities

Finally, special thanks to Monty Pyton, Mark Twain, and, uh, The Little Engine That Could for providing the mixed metaphore fodder above…

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