Oracle Application Express 4.2.2 is now released and available for download. If you wish to download the full release of Oracle Application Express 4.2.2, you can get it from the Downloads page on OTN. If you have Application Express 4.2 or 4.2.1 already installed, then you need to download the APEX 4.2.2 patch set from My Oracle Support. Look up patch number 16277995.
As is stated in the patch set note that accompanies the Oracle Application Express 4.2.2 patch set:
- If you have Oracle Application Express release 4.2 or 4.2.1 installed, download the Oracle Application Express 4.2.2 patch set from My Oracle Support and apply it. Remember - patch number 16277995.
- If you have Oracle Application Express release 4.1.1 or earlier installed (including Oracle HTML DB release 1.5), download and install the entire Oracle Application Express 4.2.2 release from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).
- If you do not have Oracle Application Express installed, download and install the entire Oracle Application Express 4.2.2 release from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).
As usual, there are a large number of issues corrected in the Application Express 4.2.2 patch set. You can see the full list in the patch set note.
Like all patch sets for Oracle Application Express, there are a large number of functional issues corrected in this release. But also with the APEX 4.2.2 patch set are a large number of updates to the packaged applications - improved user interface, improved layout and functionality, improved accessibility, improved security, and a fair number of functional bugs corrected. Also in APEX 4.2.2 is a new often-requested application called Survey Builder. This application was architected by John Snyders, who did a masterful job in its creation. I truly think Survey Builder has the potential to be a "killer" APEX application.