CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION – Not only a Patch
Note: Chromium Web Browser Control is available from PL 5 onwards (SAP ONE Support Launchpad)
We are working hard to continuously improve our desktop client and for the first time in SAP Business Client history we offer a Chromium web browser control based on CEF –(Chromium Embedded Framework, Open Source Version of Google Chrome) as an alternative rendering engine to Microsoft IE*.
In our mission as a bridge-builder between different UI Technologies, we are now running custom SAP UI5 and SAP Fiori apps in a chrome based control.
The control offers the same performance and HTML5 technologies as the Google Chrome Web browser.
With patch level 5 you can easily choose between the two available browser controls: Internet Explorer or Chromium (picture 1).
The Chromium control comes with installation (picture 2). Just choose it in the front-end installer. New CEF versions will be respectively delivered with every patch.
*End of support of IE11 for SAPUI5 and Fiori Apps Q1/2021
What’s New with PL5
Besides the new Chromium web browser control, you can benefit from the Google Chrome browser developer tools.
New available are the functions: “find on page” (picture 3) and “document download”.
Watch the latest video on youtube.
SAP Note 2446515: Requirements and Restrictions
Note 2455699: SAP Patches and release dates
The SAP Business Client 6.5 software is part of the SAP Front End Package 7.50 Compilation DVD. You can download it from SAP Service Marketplace: SAP ONE Support Launchpad
Please note: The Chromium control will not enable users to consume SAP BC on Mac or Linux. It’s purely Windows-based.