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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    • The outdated themes Corbu and the original High Contrast theme based on Signature Design have been removed.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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      Author's profile photo Kjetil Kilhavn
      Kjetil Kilhavn

      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 🙂

      Author's profile photo Niki Vandersteen
      Niki Vandersteen

      Hello,

      Installation fails on:

      Failed to install native resource : Darwin-localstart.jar

      Is it a java version issue?

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

      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

      Author's profile photo Kjetil Kilhavn
      Kjetil Kilhavn

      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 🙂

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

      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

       

      Author's profile photo Kjetil Kilhavn
      Kjetil Kilhavn

      I'm sorry about not responding sooner to your request here.

      I have tried to reproduce the problem, without luck. Today I tried one last time, during several start/stop cycles and even with different GUI themes in the off chance that that should have any impact.

      I haven not been able to reproduce the problem, so as for now I guess I'll write it on the account for one-off peculiarities - possibly even related to some component in my system which has been updated since then.

      Author's profile photo Willem Brown
      Willem Brown

      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

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

      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

      Author's profile photo Arthur Almeida
      Arthur Almeida

      Hello everyone!

       

      Does anybody having problems uploading files from finder using 7.70?

       

      Here's an example:

       

      Best Regards,

      Arthur Almeida

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

      Helo  Arthur,

      Please refer to  https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2983406 > macOS  > Software >

      • mac OS Catalina and newer: In case file choosers do not show any files or access to files is not allowed, it might be required to grand full disk access for SAP GUI for Java in System Preferences, Security & Privacy, Privacy like described in the macOS User Guide.

      Best regards
      Rolf-Martin

      Author's profile photo Arthur Almeida
      Arthur Almeida

      Thanks, Rolf!

       

      It definitely works!

      Author's profile photo Nope Sanducal
      Nope Sanducal

      Hi,

      I just downloaded and installed sap gui for java 7.70 but I cannot find the settings and preference menu or button to change the color and theme. Does anyone have the same issue? TIA!

      Author's profile photo Nope Sanducal
      Nope Sanducal

      Found the answer, macOS-> cmnd+comma 🙂 and the sap gui at the MacBook toolbar :[]

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

      Hello Nope,

      SAP GUI for Java is neither a port of SAP GUI for Windows nor a 1:1 rewrite and tries to be consistent as much as possible with the environment it is running on.

      This is the reason, why opening the preferences on macOS is via a menu item in the App menu:
      (from the Apple Human Interface Guidelines)

      Provide menu items, not toolbar items, for accessing your app’s preferences.Toolbars are intended for frequently used items only. Users expect to find app-level preferences in the App menu and document-level preferences in the File menu. App-level preferences should also be accessible using the standard Command-Comma (,) keyboard shortcut.

      In SAP GUI for Java, there is a "Help" menu and the menu item "SAP GUI for Java Help" opens the online documentation.

      Searching there for "preferences" will show you what you are looking for.

      Best regards
      Rolf-Martin