I have to say, that the old readme for an EBF with the possibility to restrict the changes to a start and end version was one of the best documentation of changes I have seen so far.
Why was this changed to the new inferior style with just a big table of changes?
This is probably again one of these SAP harmonisation things, anyway I don't like it.
asked 16 Sep '13, 02:57
Let me apologize for the state of the readme file associated with the new format of the downloads. We are working with the team responsible for generating the readme file in an effort to be able to add our previous readme format to the new releases. At the very least we're hoping to improve on the current format.
Thanks for your feedback!
answered 17 Sep '13, 10:46
Martin, I fully second your critic. The EBF readme itself does contain a list of "New Fixes in this EBF", but it does not contain the build numbers of each fix nor does it tell what "New" really does mean: What's the old version then?
So for users of previous EBFs, it's not possible to get a quick glance what new fixes are contained.
That being said, once you have downloaded and installed the EBF, you have also installed the classic "readme.html" in the main installation directory, and that is the file you can filter as desired:
It seems odd that one should need to
So, I shout with Martin: "Please re-offer the filterable EBF readme on the download page!"
If you download the EBF, you can extract the file "SA11_Full_Win32+x64.1101_2960_EBF.exe" using WinZip or WinRar or something and inside you will find a file called "ReadMe_EBF.html".
Not really practical but it is still there.
answered 16 Sep '13, 04:45
It looks as if that topic has been solved in the meantime: At least the newest EBFs 16.0.1691 and 188.8.131.5267 have the desired "old-style" readme available in the EBF download page:
(The previous EBFs still appear with the SAP-style note.)
So one can have a look at the EBF contents without having to download the installer beforehand...