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Hi all,

with Java 9 coming closer, it is time for a new major release of SAP GUI for Java.

Besides support for Java 9, the most relevant new feature of SAP GUI for Java 7.50 is the capability for displaying screens that have been modified by SAP Screen Personas.

We would like to offer a beta program for early adopters in order to let you get an impression on the new release before it is officially shipped, to receive feedback and to get into a dialog with some of you. We are particularly interested in feedback running screens modified by SAP Screen Personas flavors.

If you are interested in participating in the beta program you can apply for registration by creating a support message now. The message should be created on component BC-FES-JAV with the title “7.50 beta program” and you should provide

  • a contact person for the beta program with name, email address and S-User ID
  • client OS intended to be used (in case of Linux, please specify the distribution)

This data will exclusively be used for organizing the beta program.

Please note that the number of participants is limited and thus only customers who can and will actively participate in the program and are going to use SAP Screen Personas in SAP GUI for Java should register. Also it is required to use SAP Screen Personas 3 SP05 or newer.

Once you are chosen, you will need to sign online a test and evaluation agreement before getting access to download the beta version of SAP GUI for Java 7.50.

Best regards

Rolf-Martin Wörsinger

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  1. Former Member

    Hi, Rolf.

    I’ve seen the SAPGUI Java 7.50 rev2 announcement and I haven’t seen any mention about Java SE 9.

    Is it possible to run SAPGUI with Java 9?

    Best regards,

    -Javier

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  2. Rolf-Martin Woersinger
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    Hello Javier,

     

    in the meantime, Oracle has announced major changes in the release strategy of Java SE.

    On one hand, Java 9 and 10 will be feature releases and will be supported only during a few months. The next Java version with LTS will be 18.9 (aka Java 11) [1].

    On the other hand, support for Java 8 has been extended [2].

     

    As a result, we are now targeting the support Java 18.9. Of course we are currently migrating our codebase using Java 9 and 10 to prepare it to later run on Java 18.9.

     

    For now, the official supported Java version is 8. We have still a few challenges and also it has not yet been fully tested for Java 9+.

    In case you are interested in what has changed in Java 9 and newer, please refer to [3].

    Best regards

    Rolf-Martin

     

    [1] https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/faster-and-easier-use-and-redistribution-of-java-se

    [2] https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/extension-of-oracle-java-se-8-public-updates-and-java-web-start-support

    [3] https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/migrate/toc.htm

     

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