Book: Oracle DBA (Amazon)
At the DOAG database conference in May, Andrew Mendelsohn announced that Oracle will change the release schedule to annual releases and that patch naming will be changed to “Release Updates” (RU). The latter started – as announced – in July 2017 and now the first “Database Release Update” is available.
Let’s start patching.
Oracle Restart ist the Clusterware for single instance systems. You can use it to run a single instance system with (almost) the same commands as a cluster. For example, Oracle Restart takes over Starting and stopping of listeners and database instances. On “normal” Unix/Linux scripts you have to provide scripts for that.
With the release of Oracle Database 12c Release 1, Oracle announced the deprecation of Oracle Restart. This is documented in Oracle 12c Release 1 – Upgrade Guide. This announcement caused uncertainty among the users, because Oracle did not announce any information about a successor.
Now (July, 10th, 2017) has withdrawn the deprecation. MOS-Note 1584742.1 reads: “Effective July 10th 2017, Oracle has withdrawn the deprecation of Oracle Restart.”
All of a sudden, SQL Developer on my Mac stopped working. When starting SQL Developer, it hung at the splash screen.
No progress. Never …
My first idea was to reinstall SQLDeveloper, which is not a great thing as the settings are kept, but then I checked the version of my JDK and found, that it was still on JDK 8u111.
So I downloaded the current JDK, 8u131, from the JDK Download Page, installed it, and …
.. SQL Developer comes up without any issues 🙂