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11 Oracle Workspaces Release Notes

This chapter summarizes release note issues associated with Oracle Workspaces. This chapter contains the following sections:


This document was updated on October 7, 2005.

11.1 What is Oracle Workspaces?

Oracle Workspaces is a new component in this release of Oracle Collaboration Suite. Oracle Workspaces is an online application that enables groups of users to:

By assembling the relevant content for a project, including documents, tasks, meeting archives and discussions together, workspace members have a powerful framework within which they can organize their collaborative efforts. To assist users in managing this content, Oracle Workspaces uses a role-based access control model that provides read-only or write access.

In addition, workspace administration is user-driven with minimal involvement by the global system administrator. Essentially, a workspace creator becomes the workspace administrator, enabling him to manage all workspace configuration issues such as membership and resource configuration. A user can create a workspace, add members with the appropriate roles, connect to all required resources and start collaborating without the need for intervention by a system administrator.

11.2 Known Limitations and Workarounds in Oracle Workspaces

Real-Time Collaboration Web conferences created using Oracle Workspaces are owned by the user that created the Web conference, and not by the Oracle Workspace entity. As such, note the following limitations:


Use the Oracle Real-Time Collaboration Web Client to delete Web conferences if they are no longer needed.

11.3 Known Issues in Oracle Workspaces

The following table lists known issues in Oracle Workspaces.

Table 11-1 Known Issues in Oracle Workspaces

Description Action Bug Number

Workspace members can create tasks in a workspace calendar even after being deprovisioned from Oracle Calendar.



If a workspace member is deprovisioned from Oracle Calendar while logged into an Oracle Workspaces session, he will still be able to create meeting until he logs out of Oracle Workspaces.



Clicking the Mail icon from the Members page does not launch an Oracle Collaboration Suite Mail client. The default mail client (such as Outlook or Outlook Express) is launched instead.



When scheduling a resource that requires approval, a mail is not sent to the resource approver.



Spaces in attachment file names are converted into plus signs (+) when downloaded.



The Oracle Messenger icon appears next to the names of workspace members who are not provisioned for Oracle Real-Time Collaboration.



Pressing F5 after creating an announcement creates a duplicate announcement.



Workspace administrators deprovisioned from Oracle Calendar cannot remove Calendar-provisioned workspace members.

Provision the workspace administrator in Oracle Calendar so that he can remove the workspace members. Or, ask another Calendar-provisioned workspace administrator to remove the workspace members.


When an administrator revokes his own application administrator rights, the "The current user is not authorized to perform the requested operation." error appears.

Ignore the error. The application role was revoked from the current user but a misleading error is displayed.


Users are redirected to the incorrect page after clicking Done when viewing a workspace member's details.



Searching for files with the extension .exe does not return any search results. EXE files are not indexed and therefore, cannot be searched.

Do not use .exe as search criteria. For example, when searching for test.exe, do not enter .exe in the Search field.


If a workspace member blocks people from scheduling entries in his or her calendar, none of the workspace members can schedule meetings for the workspace. In addition, the error message displayed in this scenario is incomplete.


4487606, 4487598, 4490195

11.4 Globalization Issues in Oracle Workspaces

The following table lists Oracle Workspaces globalization issues.

Table 11-2 Globalization Issues in Oracle Workspaces

Description Action Bug Number

Workspace service names and descriptions appear in English regardless of the system locale.

Delete the service and re-add it to the workspace. The workspace name and description are displayed in the appropriate language.


When an Inbox service is given the same e-mail address as the user creating the workspace, the error message displayed is a mix of English and the installed locale.



An incomplete error message is returned if Oracle Workspaces cannot detect the Library service when an administrator attempts to reinitialize the Library.



Long multi-byte attachment names may be truncated when viewing messages in the workspace Inbox.



Users cannot change the default Document Language and default Document Character Set once they have been set. In addition, the default values for a particular user are always English and ISO-8859-1 unless the Preferred Language attribute has been set for that user in Oracle Internet Directory before the user is provisioned.

Set the Preferred Language attribute for each user in Oracle Internet Directory before provisioning. The default Document Language and default Document Character Set will be based on the locale chosen for the Preferred Language attribute.

In the Oracle Workspaces Web UI, users can also change the Document Language and Document Character Set on a per-upload basis.


11.5 Documentation Issues in Oracle Workspaces

The Oracle Workspaces conceptual online help in the Application Server Control for Collaboration Suite is missing (44800230). See the Oracle Workspaces Web client online help for conceptual information about Oracle Workspaces.