Good news for all Forms & Reports users: There will be 12c versions. Migration path is clear. But there is no need to hurry at the moment. Maybe we talk about strategic options for the future?
Oracle remains committed to the support of Oracle Forms and Reports. The support cycle is
aligned to Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g for Forms and Reports and Oracle Developer Suite 10g
for Oracle Designer. This continuation of support will allow customers to easily upgrade their
applications to the web and benefit from the centralized deployment and shared services that the
application server provides.
Given the rapid growth and adoption of Java/Java EE technologies in the industry, Oracle’s
strategy is also to provide a productive Java EE development environment (JDeveloper, Oracle
ADF, and BI Publisher) allowing Forms, Reports and Designer customers to embrace Java EE
development while still using a familiar RAD, visual and declarative approach.
Oracle recommends customers to web-deploy their existing Forms and Reports applications,
consider the opportunities of new development in Java EE using JDeveloper, Oracle ADF, and
BI Publisher, and integrate these applications together on Oracle Fusion Middleware, sharing
common services and business logic.
With this strategy, Oracle allows customers to continue to leverage their existing investments for
many years while offering a path to incrementally move to Java EE, at their own pace, using a
productive and familiar development environment: JDeveloper and ADF, and BI Publisher.
Read full text here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/issue-archive/2010/toolssod-3-129969.pdf