Oracle Support for .NET 6 and Entity Framework Core 6: Statement of Direction

Alex Keh
Alex Keh
Jun 23 · 2 min read

With the planned release of .NET 6 and Entity Framework Core 6 on November 9 this year, the Oracle .NET team wants to outline our plans to support these two new software releases.

.NET 6

Oracle will quickly follow the .NET 6 release with a certified ODP.NET Core 21c version available on NuGet Gallery planned for a November release as well.

If you would like to get started today, you can already use the latest .NET 6 preview version with ODP.NET Core 21c. We have run our ODP.NET functional testing suite against the runtime and haven’t seen any new issues result.

Officially, we won’t support .NET 6 until the ODP.NET Core November release. Nonetheless, if you find a problem, let us know on GitHub or on the ODP.NET forum. We’ll take a look at it.

Entity Framework Core 6

Entity Framework Core (EF Core) 6 requires more development work than assuring .NET 6 compatibility with the ODP.NET Core provider. As such, it will take a little longer to support the new EF Core version. We expect to release the Oracle EF Core 6 provider before the end of 2021 on NuGet Gallery.

We don’t plan to have a beta release. Similar to the Oracle EF Core 5 release, version 6 support will go straight to production.

This blog post represents our best estimate on when ODP.NET can certify and support Microsoft’s upcoming .NET 6 and EF Core 6 releases. Feel free to reach out to me directly (alex.keh[at]oracle.com) if you have any questions or comments.

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Alex Keh is a senior principal product manager at Oracle focusing on data access and database integration with .NET, Windows, and the cloud.

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