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schedule of deprecated support for Oracle Products

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Hello,

I'm looking for a schedule of deprecated support for Oracle Products.

By this, I mean a current schedule of when certain oracle products will run out in terms of standard support.

Ideally, I'd like a fairly comprehensive support schedule which includes the Designer 6 / 6i / 9i Suites and the Developer 6i / 9i Suites.

An accepted answer MUST include the final support date for Forms 6i.

Thanks for your help.

JTrifts
PS I'm sure this is on metalink but am having account problems at the moment...
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General Notes For Oracle Developer (6i) (for E-Business Suite):

Product Information:

Oracle Developer (6i) certfications reflected here includes Oracle Forms 6i, Oracle Graphics 6i & Oracle Reports 6i for E-Business Suite 11i.
See "E-Business Suite" for additional certification details and platform notes.
Desupport Information:
E-Business Suite customers using Oracle Forms and Reports 6i will remain supported, for 11i related issues only, for the lifecycle of E-Business Suite 11i.

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Desupport Information:

RDBMS 8.1.7: E-Business Suite 11i customers (with certified combinations) running against 8.1.7.4 will remain supported until 01-January-2005.
 
E-Business Suite 11.0.3 customers (with certified combinations) running 8.1.7.4 Applications databases in Split Configurations will remain supported for the supported life of E-Business Suite 11.0.3. (See 8.1.7's desupport notice for further details.)

RDBMS 8.0.6 was desupported 30-SEP-2001. E-Business Suite customers (with certified combinations), and the underlying Technology Stack, running 8.0.6 client code in Split Configurations will remain supported until further notice.

RDBMS 7.3.4 was desupported 31-DEC-2000. E-Business Suite customers (with certified combinations) running 7.3.4 client code in Split Configurations will remain supported until the 10.7 desupport date of 30-JUN-2003. See Extended Support will be available for 10.7. for further information
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Hi schwertner,
Good to hear from you again...

Can you help me decipher what this means?  I have no known involvement with E-Business Suite.  We develop Forms 6i Insurance applications on top of an Oracle 8.1.7.4 DB.

Does the above imply then that Forms 6i and Oracle 81.7.4, by association are thereby supported until 01-January-2005?

Thanks,
JT
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Hello Jtrifts,

Forms 6i will stay forever in Oracle.
This is so because this is the last Release of forms which can run in Client/Server. Forms 9i/10g are ONLY Intranet/WEB oriented. They need Jinitiator, Forms/reports server, HTTP Listener and so establish an 4 tier architecture.

So Oracle continues to support Forms 6i. Example: In Oracle 9i is used AL32UTF8 character set. Oracle delivers patch to Forms 6i which can also to use this character set.

There are so much applications with Forms 6i that it is not possible to desupport Forms!
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Um...I think we may be at cross purposes.  

I certainly understand the difference between 9i and 6i, which is why I need to bottom this issue out. (I need to make a statement re: support for one of our own products built on 6i environment.)

Regardless of whether or not it's the last c/s version, I find it difficult to believe that Oracle will support it as part of its standard support agreements <em>ad infinitum</em>.

Can you popint me to your reference?

Cheers,
JT
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Hi Schwertner,
Thanks for the reference.
I have now registered with Oracle MetaLink and have confirmed the information you've provided.
Thanks for your help/efforts.
Look forward to working with you again in the future.
Cheers,
JT
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Thanks!
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