The following notice has appeared on the EBF download page; what exactly does it mean?
Please Note With the transition to SAP support plans and infrastructure you will lose access to the Sybase EBF and Maintenance download site. SAP Service Marketplace does NOT contain patches for older End of Lifed product versions. Should you wish to retain copies of such patches for future use we strongly encourage you to download copies BEFORE you are migrated to SAP support plans and infrastructure. The Sybase EBF and Maintenance download site will be decommissioned at the end of June 2014 after which time no further access will be possible to download such patches.
On the SAP infrastructure only users that have a valid Support Agreement are able to download patches.
It means that you will have to have a valid support agreement in place in order to have access to the ebf/SP downloads after June 30, and the downloads will be moving to the SAP Service Marketplace. The current Sybase download site will no longer be available after this date.
While for most products only active versions will be available for download, for SQL Anywhere we have been able to also provide versions 9.0.2 and 11.0.1, as well as the currently active versions 12.0.1 and 16 onto service marketplace for download. However, I would still recommend you download anything you need from the current ebf pages before the deadline to ensure you have what you need.
On the SAP Service Marketplace site, if you click the "Software Downloads" link under the "Products" menu, you can navigate through to the SQL Anywhere downloads and patches via the A-Z index or a search.
edit: Also, please note that the purchase of the support/maintenance plan for SQL Anywhere also entitles you to upgrades to new versions of the software as well.
Breck - I was under the impression that the former Team Sybase members did get S-IDs (the required customer/install # for access to SMP). If not, let me look into why that didn't happen for you and try to rectify that.
Also, to add to Jason's comments, being on an SAP support plan not only gets you access to SPs (or EBFs as we used to call them) but it also gets you access to new major releases.
answered 08 Apr '14, 11:33