Enterprise Systems

ALERT: The Java 1.6 versus Java 1.7 Compatibility Issue

The majority of these applications are built on a platform called Oracle Forms 10g. Oracle Forms 10g is NOT compatible with Java 7 that is now the default version deployed by Oracle. It is often installed when a person transitions to new operating systems, such as Windows 7, or for various other reasons. We are in the early stages of upgrading all of our applications to a newer version of Oracle Forms that will be compatible with Java 1.7.

Information on the upgrade status is being communicated via the monthly Technical User Group (TUG) meetings that are held the first Thursday of every month.

The only option at this time is to de-install Java 7 and re-install Java 6.

The latest version of Java 1.6 can be downloaded from this Oracle URL.

Download the Windows x86 Offline version and then install it.

Make sure that write access is granted to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\ directory as well.