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Installing SAP GUI 7.50 for Java on MacOS

I'm having one rough time getting 7.50 rev6 working on MacOS. As we all know, since JavaFX is no longer in Java installs, one must jump thru all kinds of hoops to get rev6 working (installing sap machine and some openJFX)...anyone having any actual guides for doing this? The only ones I can find just say "do this, then do that", but for some reason I cannot get it sorted. I'm still using rev1 since that one works fine with standard Java, but it's missing so many changes since 2017 when rev1 was built.

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    Posted on Jun 03, 2019 at 07:53 AM

    The current situation in SAP GUI for Java 7.50 is caused by the fact, that it has to support both Oracle JDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 (plus OpenJFX).

    Support for OpenJDK 11 could only be built in a way that it does not block usage of Oracle JDK 8 for those customers who still want to stick with Java 8, hopefully covered by a Java SE Subscription.

    Unfortunately you are not sharing any details, but I would expect the missing piece is to set the module path to the OpenJFX library folder while running the installer of SAP GUI for Java, as explained in chapter 5.1.3 of the manual.

    See also SAP note 1617725 - SAP GUI for Java FAQ and problem solving

    When installing with Java 11, the installer would block to continue without providing the module path, but on your Mac there might be installed both Java 8 and 11. When the installation is running on Java 8, providing the module path is not enforced, because it might be run later on using Java 8 where JavaFX is included. However when Java 11 is found later during the application launch of SAP GUI for Java, it will be used, but because of to the missing module path, OpenJFX won’t be available.

    This unfortunate situation will improve with SAP GUI for Java 7.60, when support for Java 8 will be dropped and the installation procedure finally can be built in a more user friendly way.

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  • Posted on Jun 02, 2019 at 11:14 PM

    I did go ahead and install rev4, since that seems to be the latest version that can still use Java (using version 8 update 212 atm)...maybe that's the best I can do for now and just forget newer sap GUI for java versions

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