Good news for all the OBIEE implementer’s. Going forward Oracle is going to provide bundle patch scheduled every quarterly(you can plan upgrade activities well ahead), each patch consist of critical bugs fixes, security bugs and or small feature enhancements. Bundle patch is “One Integrated, Well Tested” and you don’t have to worry about patch conflicts with ‘one-off’ patches.
Bundle patches have moved to a calendar based numbering scheme. Example: 18.104.22.168.131017 (YYMMDD format 2013 Oct 17)
For additional details take a look at KM document “OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches (Doc ID 1591422.1)”
Have a wonderful weekend