Posts Tagged ‘patches’

New Collaboration Server Fix: WebCenter Patch Process?

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

I got a tip a couple months ago (thanks Brian Hak!) about a new Collab patch that “fixes the bulk upload” issue, and yes, it’s taken me this long to actually dig in a bit.

At first, I thought this was the same one I wrote about in February of last year – the IE8 Critical Fix. But, it turns out that this patch was released in May in 2011.

From the release notes in the patch called “Patch 12423316: WLS1034: UNDER JROCKIT, COLLABORATION PROJECT ACCESS FAILS WITH TREEUNMARSHALL“, these are the issues resolved. With the exception of the first one, everything else is the same as the February patch:

  • Using JRockit with Weblogic Server 10.3.4 collaboration project access throws a TreeUnmrashall exception (12423316).
  • WebEdit does not work on IE8. (9723488)
  • Error in task submenu in IE8 (9712774)
  • Cannot upload multiple files in Collab (9274372)
  • Bulk upload JRE updated to 1.6 in order to support IE8 (8760280)
  • Notifications should be sent from a fixed address for creation and deletion (9647426) This fix involves updates to both collab and notification components.
  • Subscription to project overview causes conflicts with Immedate Subscriptions (8759642)
  • Non gatewayed webedit does not work (9434805)
  • File leak in Search Service during search index rebuild (11726008)
  • Webcenter Collaboration notifications to large numbers of recipients fail (9484113)

So, sure, this patch from May of last year supersedes that one from February. What’s strange, though, is that the link I provided in the post last year no longer works. Shouldn’t it have a message that says “this is no longer the latest patch version”, or “click here to see a list of all critical fixes released for this product”? In fact, where IS the definitely list of all of Oracle’s critical fixes? Seriously, does ANYONE know?

Don’t get me started on Oracle’s BS monthly email about all their “critical patches”. In fact, maybe you should, ’cause I’m this close to writing a Wall of Shame Rant about that ridiculousness. I mean, really, WHO is possibly helped by this?

Either way, stay tuned here for some reviews of the new Collab 10gR4 version, which presumably contains these patches (although, not totally guaranteed given the strange release history).

WebCenter Patch and Hotfix Round-up

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

I’m tempted to put Oracle’s support center (support.oracle.com) on my Wall of Shame. It really is ridiculous. It’s slow, buggy, Flash-based, un-indexable by major search engines, unorganized, and overwhelming because it includes ALL Oracle products without any way to filter on only the ones you want.

But today I’m in a good mood, and am going to be a “glass-is-half-full” kind of guy. If you can get past the ridiculousness, there is a lot of good information up there. In particular, if you know how and where to look, there are a bunch of patches and hotfixes that you may not even know exist.

So first, to find hotfixes, log in to http://support.oracle.com/, then click “Patches and Upgrades” (or you can search by Patch IDs, listed below). Next, click “Product or Family (Advanced Search)” in the “Patch Search” portlet. Start typing WebCenter and you’ll get a list of WCI products to click on:

Choose a product, then pick a release and OS, and you’ll get a decent list of patches:

Because of the whole Flash thing, you can’t just Google these things, which is personally my biggest complaint. And you have to use this kludgy interface to go through each product one at a time. So after the break, I’ve compiled a handy list of the latest WebCenter Interaction 10gR3 patches that you might not be aware of. Happy patching! (more…)