Last Friday the first signs that the long waited for JDeveloper 220.127.116.11.0 will be available soon were found on the web. Today, April 1st, you can download JDeveloper 18.104.22.168.0 from the OTN side.
Now that the Release Notes and What’s New documents are available, I looked at some fixws and new features.
I’m glad to see especially these fixes and new features:
ADF Faces and Data Visualization (DVT)
Skyros Skin: Skyros Skin
A new look and feel that incorporates current UI visual design trends (flat, rather than dimensional, reduced gradients, reduced borders, light and or white colors with splashes of color). This skin family uses CSS3 for gradients, drop shadows, rounded corners etc. in comparison to the fusion skins that use background images. Making this skin modern, lightweight, and easy to skin.
Pivot Table Enhancements:
Ability to always display layer headers
Ability to wrap header labels
An API to control the percentage of screen real estate allocated to the header region
Support for freezing the right most columns in a table so that a scroll bar appears on the left side of the frozen columns.
File Upload Enhancements:
Support chunked file transfer for large file uploads
Support for multiple file upload using HTML5 UI where available, and non-HTML5 with java applet. Includes a Drag and Drop interface and a progress bar.
Support complex types in service based EOs: Allow attributes of complex types to be exposed in Service-Based EOs.
The next couple of days I’ll spend checking fixes and new features.
Please read the ‘Release Notes’ and ‘What’s new’ documents (linked at the start of the post) for the complete list of enhancements and bug fixes.