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SAP GUI for Java 7.70

Update: In the meantime, the final version is available.

 

Hello SAP GUI for Java users,

In addition to bug fixes, the quarterly updates of SAP GUI for Java 7.50 have been including many improvements like support for new OS versions, the switch to OpenJDK, support for Java 11, the inclusion of the Java runtime in the installer and just recently a new component for rendering PDF content.

Doing all this as part of updates ensured the fastest possible adoption, which was critical in particular in the case of OpenJDK to address the new license of the Oracle JDK.

All these changes were smooth and non-disruptive and therefore possible in a maintenance release.

Now, some necessary changes are on the way, that are disruptive. So a new major release is required.

The upcoming SAP GUI for Java 7.70 will require Java 11 as a minimum. This results in dropping support for all 32-bit environments, since SapMachine only supports 64-bit platforms. Also Java 11 does not provide a Java plug-in for browsers required for running Java applets in the browser. Therefore SAP GUI for Java 7.70 will not be able to run embedded in a browser.

But, this new release is not only for dropping anachronistic environments and functionality, but also for introducing new features.

  • Themes
    • Quartz: Quartz Light, Quartz Dark as well as the High Contrast Black (HCB) and High Contrast White (HCW) versions provide a Fiori-like user experience. While Quartz Light can be considered the successor of Belize, Quartz Dark is the first theme for working in low light environments.
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      The new Quartz HCB replaces the old High Contrast theme based on Signature Design for users with visual impairment. Users who need a high contrast theme but are not glared by a bright background also can use the new HCW theme. This theme is also helpful for working in bright environments like outdoor.Quartz%20HCW%20and%20HCB%20on%20Windows%20with%20classic%20DPI
    • Belize: The previous Fiori theme is included as well.
    • SAP GUI for Java keeps the classic screen metrics and window layout for compatibility reasons.
    • The outdated themes Corbu and the original High Contrast theme based on Signature Design have been removed.
  • High Resolution Icons
    • When using one of the new themes, for session windows and all local dialogs the icons are displayed with high resolution to support HiDPI displays.
  • Installer
    • In addition to the jar based installers, new installers with a native launcher stub are available, which no longer need a preinstalled Java runtime.
  • Keyboard navigation:
    • Keyboard navigation has been reviewed, some controls not having keyboard support before have been made accessible using the keyboard.
  • Focus Visualization:
    • Now also the dotted focus can display an animated focus change.
    • The visualization of the focus in high contrast themes has been improved.
  • Preferences Dialog
    • The preferences dialog has been modernised for the new themes.
  • Documentation:
    • The manual has been reviewed and is available on the SAP Help Portal.
    • A new document for keyboard access with a description for each UI element has been added.

The release of SAP GUI for Java 7.70 is planned for spring 2021 (aka “fiori” season).

As outlined in the other post, there will be a beta program for early adopters.

Best regards,

Rolf-Martin Wörsinger
Product Owner SAP GUI for Java

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      Author's profile photo Adam Kantarek
      Adam Kantarek

      Finally, Cool! Will it work on macbook with M1 processor? (Asking about version 7.5 and 7.7)

      Author's profile photo Mateusz Helinski
      Mateusz Helinski

      AFAIK there are some known issues with JDK and BigSur.

      You can follow these notes to keep track on the status:

      • 2983406
      • 2994695
      Author's profile photo Christoff Enslin
      Christoff Enslin

      Good day

      First note note available.

      Second note not a lot of help for install. obtain a error on installation with Big Sur

      Regards

      Christoff

      Author's profile photo Jose Morales
      Jose Morales

      Christoff, did you have any luck installing Big Sur? Seems like MacOs users might either have to wait a while to upgrade to Big Sur or depend on Boot Camp for Windows SAP GUI Access.

       

      Author's profile photo Christoff Enslin
      Christoff Enslin

      Dear Jose

       

      yes installed and running on Big Sur. Bit of a workaround if you had 7.5 on.

      Clean machine and install Catalina. install sap and upgrade back to Big Sur

       

      Regards

       

      Christoff

      Author's profile photo Rolf-Martin Woersinger
      Rolf-Martin Woersinger
      Blog Post Author

      Hello,

      The first note is about 7.70. Use 2511185 (for 7.50) instead.

      Which JDK are you using for installation and what exactly is the error? Can you run the installer from command line to get some output?

      Best regards

      Rolf-Martin

       

       

       

      Author's profile photo Kjetil Kilhavn
      Kjetil Kilhavn

      This looks really good! I hope it also solves the problems with abapGit when defining a new online repository (form value transport if I understand it correctly):

      Available soon too - I hope it will be made available (replace 7.50) in the trial downloads area!

       

      June 6th update: Finally got around to checking new repository definition in abapGit, and the radio button problem is fixed. Great!

      Author's profile photo Tunahan Atilgan
      Tunahan Atilgan

      Looks good but there is still no syntax highlighting, which makes it difficult to use for developers

      Author's profile photo Rolf-Martin Woersinger
      Rolf-Martin Woersinger
      Blog Post Author

      For syntax highlighting, the "new ABAP editor" is used in SAP GUI for Windows, which does not exist in SAP GUI for Java.

      See SAP note 454939 : new ABAP editor (note 843289) (ABAP Development Tools for Eclipse could be used instead)

      Author's profile photo Marcello Urbani
      Marcello Urbani

      For that you're much better off with Eclipse or visual studio code

      Author's profile photo Mateusz Maciejczyk
      Mateusz Maciejczyk

      Hi,

      I have got a problem using SAP GUI for JAVA 7.70rev1 on MacBook Pro with M1 chip. The problem occurs during the activation of a report/FM/etc.

      I have noticed that the "Check" functionality causes an operation time out - the connection is being broken and I get a message:

       

      ET6: Connection closed
      Error: connection to partner 'sap-saprouter:3299' broken
      Fri May 7 21:35:36 2021
      Release 753
      Component NI (network interface), version 40
      rc = -6, module
      /net/usr.delivery/SAPGUIForJava_760_REL/bas_753_REL/src/base/ni/nixxi.cpp,
      line 5429
      Detail NiIRead: P=172.24.19.246:3299; L=192.168.128.66:49710
      System Call recv
      Error No 60
      'Operation timed out'

       

      Could anybody tell me how to fix this problem?

      Thanks in advance

      Author's profile photo Zdenko Necas
      Zdenko Necas

      Hi,

       

      there is a problem in SAP GUI for Java 7.70 rev 1 (Version ID 077000040100) when connecting through message server (and saprouter) - connect to the message server is OK, message server returns info about application server to connect, but this next connection fails, because GUI 7.70 in this phase ignore the saprouter (specified in connection string) and trying to resolve (and also connect to) application server hostname locally / directly. Which fails:

      SID: Connection failed
      Error: hostname 'hostname-of-application-server' unknown
      Thu Jun 24 10:07:36 2021
      Release 753
      Component NI (network interface), version 40
      rc = -2, module
      /net/usr.delivery/SAPGUIForJava_760_REL/bas_753_REL/src/base/ni/niuxi.c,
      line 1771
      Detail NiPGetHostByName: 'hostname-of-application-server' not found
      System Call getaddrinfo

       

      The "hostname-of-application-server" is unknown to my host (locally), but is correctly resolved at the saprouter... When connecting to application server through saprouter - it works.

      Connection with the message server and saprouter (on exactly the same connection-item in SapGui) works in SAP GUI for Java 7.50 rev 5 (Version ID 075000040500)  - I have installed both so I can compare...

      Author's profile photo Rolf-Martin Woersinger
      Rolf-Martin Woersinger
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Zdenko,

       

      Thanks for bringing this bug to our attention (preferably as a support case on BC-FES-JAV).

      We have a bug fix ready for 7.70 rev 3. In case you do not want for the official shipment (note 1229666 - Expected release dates for SAP GUI for Java) you might want to create a support case, so we can provide you with an intermediate version.

       

      Best regards

      Rolf-Martin

      Author's profile photo wz zhang
      wz zhang

      First, Cool!~

      and does this still not support graphical painter (SE51) ?

      Thanks for reply!~

      Author's profile photo Flavia Vieira
      Flavia Vieira

      Prezados

      Boa noite.

      Alguem com problemas com o sap gui versão 7.70 em que o SAP fica 'girando' as telas de forma aleatoria?

      At.te

      Flávia