I recently wrote about the disappearance from SAP’s website of most of the prior versions of CR, leaving only CR 2008 and CR 2011. I am happy to report that version XI is now again available for sale.
What I didn’t notice at the time was that the XI maintenance releases were also taken down for both XIr1 and XIr2. These have now been replaced by a single maintenance release called XIr2A. You can read about this on the SAP Blog. The impression that you get is that they are simply trying to consolidate the updates. However, the update probably reflects whatever changes were required to deal with the ‘open source issues’ that forced SAP to discontinue the older versions. If anyone gets more details on what the ‘open source issue’ is please let me know.
And thanks to David Hopaluk at Here2Help Solutions for pointing out the restored maintenance releases.