July 30th, 2010
Ronny Egner’s post reminded me that when you come back to work next week, Oracle 10gR2 will be in Extended Support. Luckily for all of us (who can say they have no more 10g databases?), Oracle doesn’t charge their customers for the first year of Extended Support on Oracle 10gR2, so you’ll have another year to get off of 10.2.0.5, or start paying for Extended Support after 31. July 2011.
Note that starting 1. August 2010, 10.2.0.5 is the only supported release on 10gR2, so in case you haven’t upgraded to 10.2.0.5, now’s the time to make this a Change Weekend and take your database down for the patchset upgrade!