Patch Numbers for ADF Runtime Libraries Update to 11.1.2.2.0

After the release of the new JDev version 11.1.2.2.0 I ask support for the patch numbers for the ‘Sherman Update 2’, which seams to be the official name.
Support just answered my question:

The 2 patches are :

Patch 13656274: SHERMAN UPDATE2: RT BASED ON JDEVADF_11.1.2.2.0_GENERIC_120418.2212.6183.1
Patch 13656372: SHERMAN UPDATE2: WEBCENTER COMPOSER PATCH FOR SHERMAN UPDATE 2

But I need confirmation if it can be installes on top of WLS 10.3.5.0
as from the crertification matrix it is only certified on top of WLS 10.3.6.0 :
Oracle JDeveloper Certification Information

So lets hope we can somehow update the WLS 10.3.5 server with installed ‘Sherman Update 1’ 🙂

UPDATE May-10-2012:
Got this from support regarding upgrade of an existing WLS 10.3.5 server:

There was a confusion if 11.1.2.2.0 could be installed on top of WLS 10.3.5.0 as per the cerfification matrix
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/jdev/jdev11gr2-cert-405181.html#Application_Servers
11.1.2.2.0 is only certified for WLS 10.3.6.0.

I got confirmation that ADF 11.1.2.2.0 requires the Application Development Runtime 11.1.1.6.0 libraries.
ADR 11.1.1.6.0 can be installed on WLS 10.3.5 or WLS 10.3.6
So 11.1.2.2.0 can be installed on top of WLS 10.3.5.0

UPDATE May-19-2012:

I got some more info about the possible upgrade path from Oracle I like to share:

Q1) Are the ADF 11.1.2.2.0 ADF Runtimes certified against WLS 10.3.5?

Yes and we’ve updated the cert matrix to reflect this: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/jdev/jdev11gr2-cert-405181.html

Q2) Is there a patchset to move from 11.1.2.0.0 or 11.1.2.1.0 to 11.1.2.2.0?

No. As you’ve correctly identified, the only way is to install the 11.1.1.6.0 Runtimes then apply the 11.1.2.2.0 patch.

The release notes do highlight this fact, but do not mention that there isn’t a patch from 11.1.2.0.0/11.1.2.1.0 to 11.1.2.2.0: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/jdev/11gr2update2-1592225.html#deploy. I’ll seek to get a clarification put in the release notes.

Q3) If 11.1.2.2.0 is a patch on top of 11.1.1.6.0 are all of the 11.1.1.6.0 features available to 11.1.2.2.0?

No. The 11.1.2.2.0 patch overrides functionality in 11.1.1.6.0 so customers should not assume this.

The answer to Q3) is probably the interesting one as it makes clear that even as we update from 11.1.1.6.0, we don’t get the features introduced with 11.1.1.6.0 in JDev 11.1.2.2.0 😦
One other implication is that you can’t run applications from both versions on one WLS 10.3.6 server.

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