What you need to know
This release is primarily about BUG FIXES.
A few of note:
- SQLDEV SHOWS WRONG OBJECT METADATA WHEN SAME TABLENAME, SAME SCHEMA IN 2 DIFF DB
- UI LOCKUP ON COMPILE / SAVE OF PLSQL
- SQL DEVELOPER UNABLE TO LAUNCH JAVA VIRTUAL MACHINE WHILE USING JDK 1.8.0_261
- FORUM: DONTFORMATNODE ARBORI RULE FAILS TO PRESERVE CASE FOR THE 1ST TOKEN
That last one, there’s actually quite a few formatter bug fixes, but the biggest one is that in 20.2, the formatter would get upset (add additional indents) after a commented line of code. Seeing as everyone properly comments/documents their code, you should really use 20.4 over 20.2.
Additionally we’ve tried to get SQLDev to behave more nicely on high resolution screens. We’ve implemented a few changes that should help if you’re on a 4k display.
And finally, if you look at the Code Editor fonts, give the ‘Hack’ one a try, we think you’ll like it!
SQLDev can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.
Go into your Mac System Preferences, Security and Privacy, and the General tab.
Then click the radio button for ‘App Store and identified developers.’
We’ve signed the application, you just need to tell your Mac it’s ok to open something you got from outside the App Store.