Release level nomenclature used by Oracle

Understanding Oracle’s Release Number Format :

Oracle Release Numbers

  • Major Oracle platform number

    This is the most general identifier. It represents a major new edition (or version) of an application, such as Oracle database server or Oracle Fusion Middleware, and indicates that the release contains significant new functionality.

  • Database maintenance release number

    This digit represents a maintenance release level. Some new features may also be included.

  • Oracle Fusion Middleware release number

    This digit reflects the release level of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

  • Component-specific release number

    This digit identifies a release level specific to a component. Different components can have different numbers in this position depending upon, for example, component patch sets or interim releases.

  • Platform-specific release number

    This digit identifies a platform-specific release.

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