Ron Wohl, executive vice-president of applications development at Oracle said: "Based on the feedback we get, that June 2003 is the right time. It ends then, there will not be another extension."
By June 2003 the product will have been supported for seven years. "We encourage 10.7 customers to migrate to a new release, either 11i or 11.0, before June 2003. You really need full support as an applications customer," said Wohl.
The support period was extended in late 2001 after pressure from user groups and Oracle is still receiving requests for an additional extension.
"We only finished implementing 10.7 in October last year. We did a lot of customisation and changes, a project that started late 1999, and are not ready to upgrade now," said Peter Björk, systems architect at Swedish construction firm Skanska. "We will cope with support ending on 10.7, but I would like a push for an extension."