Could the very handy shortcuts to the EBP / Service Pack readme files be updated for the latest releases? (see comments)

Can the readme page include links to the last 3 or 4 releases of currently supported versions - (ie older versions v16 as well as v17)

This page saves a huge amount of bother!


asked 02 Jul '18, 12:02

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edited 31 Oct '18, 06:52

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Volker Barth

AFAIK, they do - with a certain time lag:)

I agree it's a very handy (and S-USER-free...) summary..., and I have used those links in the past quite a few times here:)

So which one is obsolete?

(02 Jul '18, 12:19) Volker Barth
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Aggghhhh... Volker - it's been updated. I'm making a twit of myself here. When I went to it the other day it had a rather old v16 link, but now its up-to-date!! In order to save some face I'm going to have to rephrase my request: "Can the readme page include links to the last 3 or 4 releases of currently supported versions"

(02 Jul '18, 12:48) Justin Willey

Do you ask for different versions the readme files, or are you more interested in the classic "Latest EBF overview" as was available in Breck's blog for years?

(For readmes, IMHO it is sufficient to have the latest available because it is easy to filter for changes between different builts...)

(02 Jul '18, 16:29) Volker Barth

I'm making a twit of myself

Oh, oh, can't comment, too easy :)

But Boris you're not...

(04 Jul '18, 09:04) Breck Carter

It a good point - just a list of the other builds that were actually released would be sufficient.

(08 Jul '18, 17:39) Justin Willey

AFAIK, there's has been an update w.r.t. the state of the Secretary of State for F&CA...

(09 Jul '18, 11:35) Volker Barth
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Here's an attempt to provide an inofficial "Latest EBFs List", only for Windows on X86..., with release date based on the SAP Support Portal.

Version 16.0.0:

  • SQL Anywhere 16.0 SP87 Build 2798 - released 2019-02-04
  • SQL Anywhere 16.0 SP86 Build 2754 - released 2018-11-07
  • SQL Anywhere 16.0 SP84 Build 2726 - released 2018-10-23
  • SQL Anywhere 16.0 SP82 Build 2704 - released 2018-08-16
  • SQL Anywhere 16.0 SP81 Build 2673 - released 2018-05-15

Version 17.0.9/17.0.10:

  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL53 Build 5963 - released 2019-11-20 - 17.0.10
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL52 Build 5923 - released 2019-09-26 - 17.0.10
  • SQLAnywhere 17.0 SP0 PL51 Build 5913 - released 2019-09-10 - 17.0.10
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL49 Build 5866 - released 2019-07-29 - 17.0.10
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL46 Build 5855 - released 2019-07-16 - 17.0.10
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL44 Build 5820 - released 2019-06-18 - 17.0.10
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL43 Build 5771 - released 2019-05-10 - 17.0.10
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL42 Build 5750 - released 2019-04-16 - 17.0.10
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL41 Build 5745 - released 2019-03-15 - 17.0.10
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL39 Build 4935 - released 2019-02-01
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL38 Build 4913 - released 2018-12-11
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL36 Build 4897 - released 2018-11-14
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL35 Build 4882 - released 2018-10-30
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL34 Build 4857 - released 2018-09-19
  • SQL Anywhere 17.0 SP0 PL31 Build 4838 - released 2018-07-25

Feel free to add other platforms or correct/update information:)

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answered 31 Oct '18, 06:51

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OK, now I see/understand the "17.0.9" in the subtitle :)

(31 Oct '18, 08:00) Breck Carter

Version is available for download with a release date of 2018-10-23.
I am currently on version and Sybase Central is telling me "You Are Up-To-Date".
So it's great that the #1 source of information on SQL Anywhere (a.k.a. this forum) is better informed.

Sybase Central told me for the first time that version was available on 2018-10-22.
So a day before the next version was released Sybase Central started informing me that a new "but rather old" version was available...

(31 Oct '18, 09:21) Christian Ha...
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Yes, I can confirm that behaviour.

According to some related FAQs, in the past the Update Checker often informed rather delayed about new versions. I don't know whether it needs "manually updated information", or if there is a "grace period" of n days between release date and "update information date"...

(31 Oct '18, 09:56) Volker Barth

FWIW, the Update Checker on still tells "You are Up-To-Date". Well, I'm not, methinks.

(12 Nov '18, 07:21) Volker Barth

Maybe the Update Checker should check for updates of the Update Checker first?

(13 Nov '18, 08:55) Reimer Pods

Also, Sybase Central and Interactive SQL tells me that there are updates to 16.0, even if I'm currently at EBF 2798 (which is the latest). Quite annoying, methinks. ;)

(27 May, 08:58) Bjarne Anker
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Hm, does tell me that I'm up-to-date... Could it be that either the client software or the database server (if on different machines) are not on 2798?

(27 May, 10:00) Volker Barth
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Hi. This is a personal database server on my laptop. Sybase Central is Has been like this as long as I can remember.

(28 May, 03:59) Bjarne Anker

Thanks again, Volker, for this page.

(19 Jun, 08:41) Breck Carter
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Well, thanks for that, and apparently another thanks to Justin for the original question:)

(19 Jun, 09:00) Volker Barth

...and thank you once again.

It has become important to me to "have all the V17 builds" to deal with specific client environments.

(21 Sep, 07:16) Breck Carter

For SQLA 17.0 Build 5923 (2019-09-26) there seems to be no readme file. Requesting the info on the download page only gives this message:
SAP Note/KBA 2842083 is being created.
The SAP Note/KBA you were trying to reach is currently being created and has not yet been released.

(18 Oct, 05:40) Reimer Pods

I had the same problem

(18 Oct, 06:46) Justin Willey

Yes, I had that, too, when I checked the EBF on 2019-10-09. However, the readme file does exist in the setup, I checked that then after the download...

(18 Oct, 07:08) Volker Barth
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