More PeopleTools 8.50 May 17, 2009Posted by Duncan in PeopleTools.
Following OpenWorld ’08 I posted about some of the new functionality coming in PeopleTools 8.50, including partial page refresh, modal lookup and prompt dialogues, redesigned menu pagelet etc.
Oracle have now made the RVP available so we get a better idea of what is included in the release.
I’ve picked out a few things that I hadn’t heard about previously:
Maximum number of rows to return on search pages
Search pages will now contain an option to limit the number of rows returned. The maximum is also configurable globally in PeopleTools Options.
64 bit only software
It seems from Tools 8.50 onwards that the hardware the components are installed upon will be 64-bit only. No more installing a sandpit environment on your 32-bit laptop … [EDIT 17th May: It seems that running a 64-bit VM on a 32-bit host is possible with VM Ware, but not Virtual PC. See comment below from Jim Marion.]
Parallel file deploy in CA
Finally! This should speed up file copies.
Decoupling of PS_Home
It seems that there’ll be a read-only PS_Home with all of the binaries etc, and a seperate read/write config_home for the environment specific config files.
Graphical routings of messages
Should help troubleshooting Service Operations
Interactive PeopleCode debugger
It appears that during a debug session you’ll be able to change variables on the fly. Pretty nice.
App Class method drilldown
Right-click and jump to the method, just like you can with PeopleCode functions.
New ‘Swan’ contemporary style sheet
A lick of paint for the UI ‘matching Oracle Corporate application standards’, whatevr they may be. I hope that doesn’t mean the ‘mustard and blue’ that Oracle e-Biz suite users had for years.
Looking forward to it, roll on September …