Sunday, December 20, 2009

A few notes about the Application Express 4.0 Early Adopter

  1. The database character set is WE8MSWIN1252. When we create the Early Adopter 2 instance of APEX 4.0 (hopefully in January, 2010), the database character set will be AL32UTF8. Unfortunately, today you may experience some character conversion errors if you attempt to use characters outside of the character set (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Arabic, etc.).
  2. We will notify people in advance, at least a week, when we will install APEX 4.0 Early Adopter 2.
  3. When APEX 4.0 Early Adopter 2 is installed, it is our intention to preserve the workspace definitions, your workspace credentials, and also your schema (objects and data). However, any APEX applications will be purged. You may be able to export the applications beforehand and import them into APEX 4.0 EA2, but that's not guaranteed.
  4. APEX 4.0 Early Adopter 2 will add Websheets in addition to better support for Internet Explorer, among other things.