I'm getting a lot of flack and resistance from developers for not allowing a large (200+ users) roll-out of Oracle's JInitiator (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/testcontent/jinit-084453.html) as substitute Oracle Forms clients. JInitiator is an old JRE version put out by Oracle to get around bugs in early versions of the Java browser plugins. Oracle ended support for it in 2008 and advises against using it.
We keep patching the JRE on the desktop and this disrupts business each time because it blows away required dlls that currently live in the JRE/bin folder. We have a ready solution to this problem: Oracle forms server can be configured to drop the dlls in another folder.
I wanted confirm my thoughts about JInitiator: It is an ancient version of the Java browser plugin that probably has many of the same flaws as the current Java browser plugins. Just because there aren't any CVEs on it doesn't mean it is safe. If it got the same attention the Java plugin is getting it wouldn't stand up.
Thank you for your attention whether you back me up or not.