When trying to find out what fixes a new v12.0.1 EBF will contain, I'm using the according "Info" button (of the according SP entry - here for SP90) in the SAP download portal:

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Then a popup is displayed, and I'm choosing the link right behind the word "Hinweis":

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For older EBFs, that will request the credentials again, will then display another page, and that will give access to the desired readme file (yes, that's a long way for former Sybase users...).

But for the new EBF 4278, the following is displayed:

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As the download portal states that this EBF has been released last week, I'm uncertain why its contents is not displayed.

(I'd prefer to simply check on http://sqlasupport.sap.com/readme/sqla1201.html but that's still on, so even older than the last three released EBFs for Windows...)

asked 23 Jun '15, 06:51

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Volker Barth
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edited 23 Jun '15, 06:55

Volker: I think you caught the site while the new readme was in the process of being posted... so please check again today.

(23 Jun '15, 08:52) Mark Culp
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Hm, it's still "not released", does "posting" take that long?

Well, the Deutsche Post - the biggest German letter post and mailing company - is faced with labour strikes, but I'd thought that would not tangle SAP downloads:)

(23 Jun '15, 09:39) Volker Barth
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FWIW, the same happens today with the EBF - which was released on 2015-08-20, i.e. 5 days ago.

It is really nasty if I have to download the whole setup just to have a look at the readme files. But apparently I'll have to wait a few more minutes for the download to finish:(

(25 Aug '15, 03:45) Volker Barth
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I should be the one to apologize... the "Latest Update" page says "[links checked August 24, 2015]" but that's not the whole truth, I didn't dig down to the bottom of the link nest in every case.

(25 Aug '15, 05:12) Breck Carter

Honestly, Breck, there is one thing you should have to take - not blame but a BIG THANKS for keeping us informed about the latest EBFs - particularly as it takes some time to find for out ourselves about those in the SAP dungle...

I don't think any user/customer should have to apologize for SAP needing several days to "process a readme note document":)

(25 Aug '15, 05:23) Volker Barth

Thanks Volker for letting us know about the latest delay. I have released this latest Note also.

(25 Aug '15, 12:04) Jeff Albion

@Jeff, thanks for fixing that issue.

I hope Breck does not need to add a "Latest EBF delay" page:)

(25 Aug '15, 12:17) Volker Barth

> SAP dungle

"dungle" sounds about right :)

(25 Aug '15, 13:29) Breck Carter

Yes, Denglisch/Denglish has its uses, hasn't it?

(25 Aug '15, 15:37) Volker Barth
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It should be released now.

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answered 23 Jun '15, 13:08

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Thanks, it's available now - still I'm really puzzled why posting a new SP seems to be such a time-consuming effort.

(24 Jun '15, 03:26) Volker Barth
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But still not as time-consuming as trying to download them :)

(24 Jun '15, 05:47) Justin Willey
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