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ANN: SAP GUI for Java 7.70 available for download

Hi all,

After a beta phase of three months, the final version of SAP GUI for Java 7.70 is now available for download.

The main focus of this new release is on visualisation and usability.

Enhancements and 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.Quartz%20Light%20and%20Quartz%20DarkThe 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%20High%20Contrast%20White%20and%20Quartz%20High%20Contrast%20Black
    • 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    • The outdated themes Corbu and the original High Contrast theme based on Signature Design have been removed.
  • Color Schemes
    • Color Schemes are available for Quartz Light, Quartz Dark and Belize. They can be assigned to systems or even clients to clearly differentiate between test, development or productive systems and clients.Quartz%20Dark%20System%20Colors
  • Typography
    • 72, the typeface created to be the design language for all SAP products, is included in the installation. Both a proportional and a monospaced font is available. They can be activated in the Preferences Dialog, Design – Fonts, using the expert option.
  • 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.High%20Resolution%20Icons
  • Enhanced Search and Input History
    • The search results of the enhanced search and entries of the input history are combined in one dropdown menu. The full history list is still available on backspace.Input%20History%20and%20Enhanced%20Search
  • 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.

Discontinued Features

  • Themes:
    • The themes Corbu and High Contrast have been removed.
  • Browser Applet:
    • Running as an applet in a Browser using the Java Plug-in is not longer possible, because Java SE 11 does not provide a Java Plug-in.
  • 32-bit Support:
    • With SapMachine 11 only supporting 64-bit hardware, 32-bit support has been dropped.

For requirements and supported platforms please refer to SAP note 2983406. When using Quartz Dark, there are additional backend requirements for correct html content.

We hope that the blend of visual renewal and traditional screen layout fits your needs and allows you a smooth transition to this new version.

Best regards
Rolf-Martin Wörsinger
Product Owner SAP GUI for Java

P.S. For feedback and questions, preferably start a new post. Multiple threads on different subjects in one single post do not work very well.

For reporting an issue, please create a support message on component BC-FES-JAV.

In case you want to receive a notification about the availability of new versions, please refer to SAP note 1014347 .

 

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  • Are there any plans to make this available in the developer trials & downloads area?
    Apparently it solves a problem with HTML forms, so anyone using the 1909 developer trial and abapGit would benefit from having this new GUI for Java.

    It looks very good - can't wait to replace the 7.50 version and try dark mode 🙂

  • Hello Kjetil, Niki,

     

    SAP GUI for Java 7.70 rev 1 is on the way into next developer trial.

     

    Regarding installation issue:

    from SAP note 1617725:

    P: There is an error message when running the installer of SAP GUI for Java.

    S: ...

    • In case the log contains an error message starting with "Failed to install native resource", it is likely that the used installer is for another platform. Then download the installer intended for your platform. See KBA 2541156 for details.

    Best  regards

    Rolf-Martin

  • I downloaded and installed the new GUI and accidentally discovered a bug.
    I tried to connect to the local system (Docker ABAP 1909 DevEdition) before everything was ready and got a "Connection failed" error. When I press the "Show Details" button the window height is set to 'zero' (only the title bar is visible). I can resize it and then the details appear below the error message, but I expect the window to either not be resized when I press the button or be enlarged.

    Operating system: Ubuntu 20.04.2 (LTS)

    Update: Yes, I know this isn't the right channel, but I'm not a SAP customer - and the clients I work for use SAP GUI for Windows 🙂

    • Hello Kjetil,

      We tried to reproduce on Ubuntu 20.04 and on various other OSes without being able to see this behavior.

      If you enable traces in SAP GUI for Java,  are there any exceptions in the trace when this happens?

      Best regards

      Rolf-Martin

       

  • Hello,

    has anybody used version 7.70 with a SAP Router? It looks like version 7.70 is ignoring the SAP Router settings completely and is trying to resolve the host name locally. I'm not able to add a connection because the message server does not resolve.

    This same connection is working fine with the 7.50 version of SAP GUI for JAVA.

    Best regards

    Willem Brown

  • Hello Willem,

    The release notes of the upcoming 7.70 rev 3 include

    • Connections
      • An issue with messages servers queried via saprouter has been solved.

    If you submit a bug report on BC-FES-JAV, we can provide you an intermediate version to make sure that change also solves your issue.

    Best regards

    Rolf-Martin