I guess there is a little facetiousness in my question. My primary development machine is a Mac running OS X 10.5.8 and I get the distinct feeling that it is not well supported.
When I use ISQL or Sybase Central -- two tools I use all day long -- I RDP into a Windows machine and run it there. It works ok, but it would be SO much nicer to run ISQL and Sybase Central on my Mac.
Yes, I have SQL Anywhere version 220.127.116.119 installed on my mac, but it crashes all the time. So, I'm ever hopeful than and EBF will come out any day that will clean that up.
SQLA EBF's come frequently for Windows platforms... 18.104.22.1686 came out two days ago. But the last EBF release for Mac was 2279 last November.
Now, its entirely possible that every single one of the changes that happened between 2279 and 2439 were irrelevant to the mac platform. But I doubt it.
I have a workaround to my Mac platform SQLA applications -- and that is simply not to use them. But my development environment would be so much nicer if it were all integrated.
asked 21 May '10, 13:55
I wanted to address a couple of aspects of the original question.
We absolutely do our best to support all platforms equally. However, the reality is that we have many more customers (and internal users) on Windows than on the other platforms we support. That is why you see more problems reported on Windows and Windows ebfs posted more often than the other platforms.
As for stability issues, we take these very seriously, and want to know about them when you have them. I know of one issue currently affecting the Intel core i7 architectures running Mac OS, and we are currently working on completing Snow Leopard testing.
answered 01 Jun '10, 20:10
Seems your requests have been heard: finally there's an EBF for Mac:
SQL Anywhere swr/ebf: 0 ver. 11.0.1; Mac Licensed EBF/Patch May 28, 2010 http://downloads.sybase.com/swd/detail.do?relid=13689&baseprod=144&client=mysybase&EMC=notificationmysybase&attr=13689"
answered 31 May '10, 07:04
I have the same impression like you. I have bought two SQLAnywhere 11.0.1 Workgroup Edition servers recently and experience fatal crashes on Mac mini servers. The service is back to an old 9.0.2 on a Solaris x86 machine. Either the stability issues need to be fixed soon or I will leave Sybase behind.
answered 22 May '10, 07:49
Hi Ron and Andreas,
You are both reporting database crashes on the Mac and I'd like to help you out. Could you please tell me if this crash happens when the server starts? Or are you experiencing stability issues where the server starts and runs fine for a while, but then terminates unexpectedly?
answered 25 May '10, 15:58
in my case the server crashes during normal operation. The clients are Windows based PC's that run an old Access application. But crashes are reproducable and often enough to postpone the migration. As far as I know, Snow Leopard is not yet officially supported by ASA 11.
answered 25 May '10, 19:53
Sorry for my late reply. There are no core dumps yet and I don't have a chance to reproduce it as the configuration has been changed back to ASA 9. I will try to test it wiht ASA 11 on Mac as soon as possible but I am not able to do this for the next days as I am very busy at the moment.
As I wrote before the clients were running an Access application by means of ODBC.
answered 30 May '10, 18:59