Upcoming End of Maintenance for SAPUI5 1.44 / SAP Fiori FES 3.0
Working with a complex system with different components and their respective versions is often a challenge. The respective information on SAPUI5 versions is provided by SAP, see the SAPUI5 versioning concept and e.g. my blog “Fresh UI5 innovations every month“. Also see the SAPUI5 version overview and SAPUI5 versions in the ABAP platform.
I want to make you aware of the fact that the SAPUI5 long-term maintenance version 1.44 and SAP Fiori FES 3.0 / SAP_UI 7.51 have their end of maintenance at the end of 2019.
As most customers want to receive latest SAPUI5 innovations and at the same time ensure standard support, SAP recommends taking the required steps for an upgrade:
- Minimum is SAP Fiori FES 4.0 (SAP Note 2484979) with SAPUI5 1.52. (Note that here end of maintenance is end of 2020.)
- Recommended is SAP Fiori FES 6.0 (SAP Note 2775163) with the next long-term maintenance version SAPUI5 1.71, which is planned with SAP_UI 7.54 SP02. For this see the SAP_UI support package schedule and SAP’s upgrade strategy for NetWeaver when running on higher UI Version in note 2618449. With this SAP ensures a continuous maintenance coverage for showstoppers when switching to SAPUI5 1.71.
For upgrade information see SAP Maintenance Planner and Software Logistics Tools. Before an upgrade, please check the target release information and notes referenced in note 2217489, other Frontend Server Components and check if the installed SAP Fiori apps support the new target landscape.