Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.2.3) Release Notes


This document contains information on the following subjects:

  • What’s New in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.2.3)
  • Release Notes for Past Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c versions
  • Supported Platform Information
  • Documentation

What's New in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.2.3)?



Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) 12.1.2.3 is a minor update providing new support for Eclipse 4.3.2 (Kepler SR2)and bug fixes.

Eclipse 4.3.2 (Kepler SR2) Certification


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) 12.1.2.3 Zip distributions, the online OTN plugin repositories, and offline plugin repositories now support Eclipse 4.3.2 (Kepler SR2).

What's New in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.2.2)?



Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) 12.1.2.2 provides new support for Oracle Cloud development.

New Oracle Cloud View


The Oracle Cloud view provides single, consolidated access point to all of the Oracle Cloud services currently supported by OEPE. Instead of configuring each individual connection to a service, Oracle Cloud view displays all of the services you have access to based on your Oracle Cloud credentials.
  • New View to work with Oracle Cloud services
  • Provide your Oracle Cloud single sign on credentials to access all of your Oracle Cloud Services supported by OEPE
  • Access all Cloud-specific tooling from a single location; Java Cloud Service deployment, console logs, Cloud Control, Database Cloud Service administration, and more

Important Upgrade Information


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.2.2 no longer depends on Spring IDE. Users updating existing OEPE installations through Eclipse Update will need to first uninstall Oracle Spring Tools. 

From within Eclipse, go to Help > About Eclipse Platform. Click the button for Installation Details and from the list of installed plugins, select Oracle Spring Tools and click the Uninstall button. You may need to restart Eclipse after the uninstallation completes.  Once the Oracle Spring Tools plugin is uninstalled, upgrade to OEPE 12.1.2.2 should complete successfully.





What's New in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.2.1.1)?



Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) 12.1.2.1.1 is a minor release providing support for Eclipse Kepler SR1 and includes bug fixes and performance improvements for OEPE.

Eclipse Kepler SR1 Support and Bug Fixes


  • OEPE Zip distributions, the online OTN plugin repositories, and offline plugin repositories now support Eclipse Kepler SR1 (4.3.1)
  • Numerous bug and performance fixes based on OEPE community feedback. Most fixes are focused on GlassFish server tools, ADF Essentials configuration and installation, and web editing of ADF pages using new ADF 12c patterns and standards



What's New in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.2.1)?



Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) 12.1.2.1 provides updated support the popular Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF), new Maven tooling and enhanced Web Service development options.

Oracle Application Development Framework support


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.2.1 provides updated support for the Oracle Application Development Framework 12.1.2 through the following features:
  • Full support of the 12.1.2 version of the ADF runtime.
  • Enhanced support of Data Controls through the Data Control Editor

ADF Essentials


  • Integration with ADF Essentials for streamlined development and deployment of ADF applications to multiple servers, including Oracle WebLogic Server and GlassFish Server

Maven Enhancements


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.2.1 provides updated Maven support through:
  • Enhanced Maven tooling to enable support of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.1.2

Web Services


  • Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.2.1 supports JAX-RS for RESTful web service development.
  • Addition of new REST Design Time features for ease of design and development.



What's New in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.2)?


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) 12.1.2 provides exciting new features for enhancing ease of integration with Oracle Coherence 12.1.2 and Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.2. OEPE 12.1.2 supports Eclipse 4.3 (Kepler) and Eclipse 3.8 (Juno).

New Oracle Coherence Support


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.2 provides unique support for ease of design, development, configuration and deployment into Oracle Coherence and include the following features:
  • Rich Deployment Descriptor editors including form based wizards and design time validators.
  • Context sensitive help links directly into Coherence documentation.
  • New tools for Coherence Managed Servers including project wizards for Coherence Grid Archive (GAR).
  • Packaging and deployment directly to Weblogic Server or Coherence Servers.
  • Ability to deploy a GAR directly, embed as a library in other applications, or deploy as a shared library.


Updated WebLogic Server Adapter


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.2 introduces an updated WebLogic Server Adapter which provides unprecedented access and ease of configuration for the Oracle WebLogic server and includes the following features:
  • Run/Deploy/Debug artifacts both locally and remotely.
  • Detailed support for management of shared libraries.
  • Ability to utilize FastSwap, which provides the ability to reload certain classes/components of an already deployed application.
  • Direct access to management of WebLogic SCA tooling.
  • Ability to configure and manage WLST (WebLogic Scripting Tool) artifacts.
  • Tie in to the WebLogic MBean Browser


What's New in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.1.2.2)?


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) 12.1.1.2.2 is feature release which brings new integration tools for GlassFish Server and Java EE 7.

New GlassFish Server Tools


The GlassFish Server tooling plugins have been redesigned in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.1.2.2 and include the following features:
  • New tooling architecture improves stability and performance when developing applications against GlassFish
  • Support for GlassFish 3.x and now 4.0
  • Target new projects against GlassFish Server and create appropriate deployment descriptors (glassfish-ejb-jar.xml, glassfish-web.xml)
  • Deploy and debug Web and Enterprise Applications directly out of the Eclipse workspace
  • View and manage deployed Applications, Web Services, and Resources on active GlassFish servers
  • Quick access to GlassFish Admin Console, Server Logs, and GlassFish Community Sites from within Eclipse


Support for Java EE7


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.1.2.2 Kepler-based distributions include new design time tools for Java EE7.

  • Eclipse Kepler (4.3) adds new design time support for Java EE7 through the Web Tools Platform (WTP)
  • Updated Project Facets and Wizards for new Java EE7 spec levels (ie: Servlet, EJB, JPA, Web Services, JAX-RS, JSF)
  • Develop Java EE7 applications in Eclipse and run, deploy, and debug with GlassFish 4


Deprecation Notice for Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.1.2.2


Server plugins for older Oracle WebLogic Server versions 8.1, 9.0, and 9.1 have been deprecated in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.1.2.2.

Apache XML Beans facet has been deprecated in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.1.2.2.

What's New in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.1.2.1)?


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) 12.1.1.2.1 is a minor release which provides updates support for the latest Eclipse service release as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.

Support for Eclipse Juno SR2 (3.8/4.2)


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse provides support for Eclipse Juno SR2 on both the Eclipse 3.8 and Eclipse 4.2 variants.


What's New in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.1.2)?


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) 12.1.1.2 is a minor release which focuses on user suggested enhancements to tooling for Oracle ADF and Web Service Security. This release of OEPE supports Eclipse Juno (3.8.1 and 4.2.1).

Enhancements for Oracle ADF Design Time Tools


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.1.2 provides updated tools for Oracle ADF Development

  • ADF Bindings support on Taskflow activities on the diagram.
  • Support for multi-node tree component bidings.
  • Automatic ID generation for ADF Faces components.
  • Support drag-n-drop of components and bindings into the page outline in addition to the regular jsp editor.

Web Service Security Enhancements


Building on existing tooling for WS-Policy, OEPE 12.1.1.2 includes additional features to make it easy to add security policies to existing JAX-WS Java Web Services and Web Service Clients. WS-Policy tools support both WebLogic Web Service Security and Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM).


What's New in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.1.1.1)?


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) 12.1.1.1.1 is a minor release which adds support for Oracle Cloud and Eclipse Juno (3.8.1 and 4.2.1).

IDE Integration for Oracle Cloud


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.1.1.1 provides updated tools for Oracle Cloud

  • Templates and wizards to create projects and server configurations for Oracle Java Cloud Service
  • Develop applications to run and deploy to the cloud, including Oracle ADF.
  • Check cloud server runtime and deployment logs in new log analyzers
  • Test applications before deployment with integrated whitelist scans. Whitelist tools support as-you-type validation, project build validation, and on demand scans to highlight coding violations. Errors are reported in application source, the Problems view, and a new Whitelist violations view.
  • Access the Oracle Public Cloud administrative consoles directly from within Eclipse.

What's New in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.1.1.0)?


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) 12.1.1.1.0 is a major release which adds support for Eclipse Juno (3.8 and 4.2), new design-time tools for ADF Bindings and Data Controls, and SOAP-based Web Service security.


Support for Eclipse Juno (3.8 and 4.2)


Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12c (12.1.1.1.0) now supports Eclipse Juno, both 3.8 and 4.2. Eclipse Juno 4.2 users are encouraged to use the repository-based installation options to install the OEPE tools. Eclipse Indigo SR2 is also a supported Eclipse platform for this release.

 

Design-time tools for Oracle ADF Bindings and Data Controls


Buiding on previous ADF design time tools, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.1.1 adds new features for the ADF Model making it easy to create ADF Data Controls and ADF Bindings. New tools and capabilities include:

  • Creation of ADF Data Controls from EJB and POJOs
  • Redesigned Palette displays Tags (HTML, JSP, JSF, ADF Faces) and Data (Page Variables, Managed Beans, ADF Data Controls)
  • New Drag and Drop ADF Faces Patterns including Master-Detail, Forms, Data Visualizations
  • Property sheet binding wizards are now ADF Bindings aware
  • New AppXRay content assist, hyperlink navigation, and validation for ADF Data Controls and Page Bindings
  • AppXRay-driven refactoring support for ADF Bindings and Page Definitions
  • New ADF Page Definition Editor provides form-based editing, wizards, and validation
  • AppXaminer dependency viewer displays ADF Bindings relationships within the application
  • Eclipse Debugger enhancements for ADF Data Controls and Bindings including breakpoint support in ADF Page Definitions
  • Improved iterative development of ADF applications with Oracle WebLogic Server


 

Web Service Security Tooling


Web Service Security for JAX-WS Development enables users to develop secure, SOAP-based web services and clients for both the Oracle Web Service and WebLogic Web Service Security stacks.

  • WS-Policy tools for Oracle Web Services Manager and WebLogic Web Services
  • Configure and browse Web Service Policy Store
  • Add and Configure Web Service Policies for Java Web Service Development
  • Attach Web Service Policies to web service clients
  • Deploy and test against Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.4 and higher




Known Issues


MacOS Installers and JDK 1.7

Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse installers for MacOS currently are experiencing issues when installing with JDK 1.7. The current workaround is to run the installer with JDK 1.6.


Supported Platform Information

For more information on platform support, including hardware and software requirements, see the Supported Platforms web site.

Documentation

Documentation for Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 12.1.1.2 can be found here.

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