How to Use Java 7 with Oracle Forms 11g in an Oracle-Supported Environment
In recent weeks, Oracle continues to find new security vulnerabilities with each version of Java (JDK, JRE, etc.). Each new JDK/JRE release contains new patches which patch any possible vulnerabilities which have been discovered.
When Oracle Forms and Reports 11g first came out, only JDK/JRE 6 was supported as Java 7 was not released at the time. Due to this, many older versions of Oracle Forms 11g do not have support with JDK/JRE 7 according to Oracle’s certification matrix. At the same time, there are more recommendations which advise of applying the latest Java patches which would upgrade the JDK and/or JRE to version 7 even if the Forms environment is not supported with it