After we have recently introduced Oracle 12c support, and considering that Oracle stopped the extended support for Oracle 9i in 2010, we don't believe upgrading our Oracle 9i support in the future will make much sense. This way, the supported versions of Oracle are now 10.1, 10.2, 11.1, 11.2, and 12.1.
Just like Oracle 9, the MySQL 5.0 life-cycle shows that the Premier Support End is defined as December, 2011. Oracle generally recommend upgrades to 5.5 or 5.6 versions, which are the ones we will continue testing the next versions of OpenAccess ORM against.
Q: What is the policy for Visual Studio versions support?
A: We are targeting to support the latest version of Visual Studio and the previous two versions. For Q1 2014 that means Visual Studio 2010, 2012 and 2013. Q: Do I need to migrate from the old mapping to the new one?
A: We would recommend that, but it is not absolutely necessary. The old mapping and the old APIs will still be available, just the design-time tooling for them will be discontinued. For migration you can either use the Convert to Domain Model wizard, or you can reverse-map your database again and make the necessary changes.
If you have any questions, concerns or difficulties migrating, do not hesitate to post them in our Community Forums or contact us through our Support Ticketing system.
Ivailo Ivanov is Team Lead in Telerik Data Access