JDeveloper aka Fusion Middleware 11gR1 – Patch Set 5 is available: First Impression

Tweets, blogs articles are coming from all directions as the next ‘bug fix’ release of JDeveloper has gone public.

I’ll skip the download and install stuff for now, as there are some posts on this already. First thing I normally do is to read *all* documentation (just kidding). Well, I at least read the Release Notes and What’s New documents.

First thing which caught my eyes was the Deployment section. Here I find that JDev internally uses a WebLogic Server of version 10.3.5. Still we need to set up an WLS 10.3.6 instance for testing as the next sentence states:

If you want to configure a WebLogic Server 10.3.6 domain to test an ADF application , you will need to install WebLogic Server 10.3.6 and use the 10.3.6 JRF template to add the ADF runtime libraries.

To verify this I installed JDev, deployed my ADF Version WebService onto the freshly build integrated WLS instance:

JDev integrated WLS instance

JDev integrated WLS instance

and here is the result of the ADF Version printout

ADF Version JDev integrated WLS instance

ADF Version JDev integrated WLS instance

This made me think about the convention that applications developed with JDev version 11.1.1.x should run on a WLS version 10.3.x, where x should be equal for JDev and WLS. This statement still is true (I guess) for all environments beside JDev development.

I’ll hope we don’t find a use case where this WLS version mismatch is the cause of error.

Chris Muir blogged about this version mismatch between JDev and WLS here https://blogs.oracle.com/onesizedoesntfitall/entry/adf_runtimes_vs_wls_versions

10 thoughts on “JDeveloper aka Fusion Middleware 11gR1 – Patch Set 5 is available: First Impression

  1. Hello Timo,
    Can you help with installation of this version of FMW?
    I`m trying to install WebLogic (10.3.6) and SOA ( on Oracle DB. Installation is successful, but when i try to install JDeveloper, i`m getting error, that JDeveloper requires 10.3.5 WebLogic, and i can`t complete installation. Can you explain, how can i install it correctly? If i create domain and extend it as it is writen in Release Notes (to which you refer in the article) before installing JDeveloper, can i install JDeveloper correctly?
    Thank you.

    • Have you tried to install jdev into the same middleware home where you installed the stand alone wls 10.3.6?
      You should not do this. Install JDev into a new middleware home.


  2. Sorry, but JDeveloper needs to be fixed here.

    If you go ahead and follow the recommended installation path for the SOA Suite, you start with WLS 10.3.6, then comes JDev, and so on. This should work exactly like where everything fits nicely into a single middleware home

  3. can you please help me, when i try installing weblogic patch to update current weblogic with WL 10.3.6 i got a message product is not installed

    • Look like you have set the $ORACLE_HOME to a wrong installment. Please check that this environment variable points to your WLS installment before running the patch.
      This should be mentioned in the README too.


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