Open plea to Sun: please include bug 6784816 in 6u12
This thread is actually a spinoff of my postings in another thread in this forum:
The story so far is - during my test of the new 6u10 plugin together with Oracle Forms, I encountered a critical issue introduced with this plugin. Through my postings on Oracle's support site and this thread, I had the problem nailed down, and Artem Ananiev (ixmal) logged the mentioned bug on the issue.
We are currently about to deploy an important new component to our Oracle Forms application, which currently serves about 400-500 unique users. However, this component will never run correctly on Windows Vista, unless we force our users to upgrade to 6u10 or newer due to the new improved Vista support for signed applets.
I know, that Oracle on behalf of me and their other Forms customers has created an escalation request on this bug, which has Sun case ID #66165649. Artem has told me the following:
"6u12 has entered development freeze, and the core JDK team will only allow showstopper bugs from now on."
My reason for this plea is simply to emphasize, that this IS a showstopper bug for everyone using Oracle Forms, who also has to support the Forms applet for Windows Vista. I hope, that whoever is in the "JDK core team" will reconsider the "development freeze" and let this bug find its way into 6u12...
You would give me and other Forms developers such a tremendous help by letting a fix for bug 6784816 make it into 6u12.
Thanks in advance,