We released SQL Developer version 17.3 while I was at Oracle Open World, so I didn’t have time to really blog it.
Plus, we found this REALLY annoying bug.
Obviously this was ‘no bueno’ – so we put out a patch.
Version 17.3.1 is available now.
What’s New in 17.3?
Mostly bug fixes. We identified issues from 17.2 and fixed those – thanks again Community folks!
A few improvements.
It wasn’t working for some larger code samples. That should be fixed now.
Again, more tweaks based on community feedback. You can check out the 17.3 release notes to see exactly what.
ERD Relationship Labels
A New Trick
What About Java 9?
It’s officially released now. But we don’t support it yet. Why? It’s brand new, and came out at the end of the dev time for v17.3 – too late to properly test and certify it.
But, you can run it, and it’ll work just fine. I’ve been running it for a few months now. You’ll get a warning message on startup, just click the ‘ignore’ button and continue on. If you find a bug and report it to MOS, and they ask version of Java…back down to 8 and make sure the bug is still there too. Or, you’re on your own.
Official support will be available, soon.
What’s Coming in version 17.4?
We hate bugs. So we’re spending time killing as many now as possible. We’re also doing more Cloud work. You’ll see a better Cart, even for on-premises work, and you’ll see some improvements with managing your connections. Stay tuned!