Siebel IP15 – Siebel Simplified Versioning

Oracle dragged along the legacy release numbering scheme of Siebel 8.1.1 (and for that sake 8.2.2 too) for quite some time. Adding to that Oracle introduced the Innovation Pack terminology geared towards customers forgetting about the legacy number scheme. But regardless of the Innovation Pack, customers today would still see the 8.1.1 / 8.2.2 numbering scheme all over the place. To start while downloading the software… Which will make it hard to forget, won’t it?

Not to mention customers still getting confused by the 8.1.1 / 8.2.2 “difference”. Which there really isn’t anymore starting 8.1.1.10 / 8.2.2.4 (which equals Innovation Pack 2012).

Anyways, this will change. Even though not a technical change, it does make a lot of sense if you ask me.

Excerpt from “Innovation Pack 2015 for Siebel CRM 8.1.1 and 8.2.2 Statement of Direction / Planned Features (Doc ID 1963908.1)“:

With the 2015 Innovation Pack, the Siebel product version notation is being simplified, from the four to five part version naming convention to a simple two-part naming convention. This will eliminate the difference between 8.1.1 and 8.2.2 code lines, there will no longer be an “8.1.1.15” and “8.2.2.15” parallel release, instead a single “15.0” release, corresponding to the current year i.e. 2015. This will make it easier for customers to differentiate between releases when reporting bugs, patch requests, and referring to their implementation. This is simply a notation change and customers on either 8.1.1.x and 8.2.2.x releases can upgrade to the single 15.0 Innovation Pack.

– Jeroen

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