Oracle SQL Developer version 4.1 is now available.
And so is Oracle REST Data Services version 3.0.
For SQL Developer Java 8 is now supported. It’s also required.
If you need to, you can install Java 8 without removing Java 7 and ‘breaking’ your other Java applications. You can even install Java 8 on a similar machine, copy the Java home directory, and and paste it on your SQL Developer machine if you need to.
We’ll have a Windows download that includes the 64 bit JDK available soon, but for now you’ll have to get Java 8 up and going on your own. Or install SQL Developer Data Modeler 4.1 with the embedded JDK and point to that Java home.
To ‘point’ to the right Java Home, on Windows, go to this directory and file:
- You’re probably not ‘Jeff D. Smith’
- The AppData folder is usually hidden – tell Explorer to show you hidden files too
If you DO cheat and use the Data Modeler embedded JDK, you won’t be able to use this awesome feature, it requires Java FX, which isn’t part of the Data Modeler embedded JDK.
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