Java browser plug-in deperecation
Oracle recently announced the plans to deprecate the Java browser plug-in in JDK 9 (GA date is March, 2017, http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk9/). This means that the plugin functionality will not be developed and maintained any more. The existing Java browser plug-in based functionality will continue to work for the time being.
Complete removal will come with a future Java release (the release date has not been announced yet) and it will affect all browsers and consequently, SAP application functionality.
Potentially affected Web applications technologies are:
Web Dynpro ABAP and Java, BSP, WEBCUIF. (SAP GUI for HTML developed an alternative solution already for Chrome; in process for Edge, IE and Firefox. The replacement will be completed plug-ins removal).
Affected Java based SAP browser plug-ins are:
JGantt, JNetwork, AcfExecute, AcfUpDownload and ACF based Interactive Forms by Adobe.
Please be aware of it for your own software development. The SAP teams are currently evaluating mitigation strategies.
What is the status on "The SAP teams are currently evaluating mitigation strategies." as of today?
Thanks a lot.