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ANN: SAP GUI for Java 7.30 beta program (registration closed)

Hi all,

with Java 6, the Java version SAP GUI for Java 7.20 is based on, approaching end of support, it is time for a new major release of SAP GUI for Java.

Besides using Java 7, SAP GUI for Java 7.30 will support various new OS versions and Linux distributions, comes with new themes, employs the Java Security Model and includes various new features.

We would like to offer a beta program for early adopters in order to let you get an impression on the new release before it is officially shipped, to receive feedback and to get into a dialog with some of you.

If you are interested in participating in the beta program you can apply for registration by creating a support message now. The message should be created on component BC-FES-JAV with the title "7.30 beta program" and you should provide

  • a contact person for the beta program with name, email address and S-User ID
  • client OS intended to be used (in case of Linux, please specify the distribution)

This data will exclusively be used for organizing the beta program.

You will need to sign a test and evaluation agreement before getting registered.

If you are registered you will be supplied with a beta version of SAP GUI for Java 7.30 in late October 2012. Please note that the number of participants is limited and thus only customers who can and will actively participate in the program should register.

The new release is scheduled to be shipped to customers with full support in Q4/2012 (subject to change) and it will come with the following new features and enhancements:

  • Support for New OS Versions:
    • openSUSE 12.2
    • Fedora 17
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
    • Ubuntu 12.04
    • OS X 10.8
    • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Support for Java SE 7
  • Support for 64-bit Java also on Windows
  • Corbu Theme: The new design is a fresh, modern and unique visual identity and is intentionally neutral to blend with variety of content.
  • High Contrast Theme for visually impaired users is available now.
  • Installation has been redesigned. It provides a better user experience and performance improvements.
  • Security: Improved security by employing the Java Security Model also in stand alone mode.
  • Sounds: User interface elements provide audio feedback. This can be switched off in the preferences dialog.
  • Web Start Support: SAP GUI for Java now can also be deployed by using Web Start.
  • Keyboard navigation: In Tabstrips, it is possible to navigate between the tabs by typing their title.
  • Grid Control
    • Multilevel-Undo now is supported in Grid.
    • Performance of mass data change in Grid control has been improved for operations like delete, copy and duplicate.

Best regards and greetings from JavaOne in San Francisco

Rolf-Martin Wörsinger

Message was edited by: Rolf-Martin Woersinger

In the meantime all seats are taken, we no longer take requests.

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  • Oct 01, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Hello Rolf-Martin,

    it is possible to participate to this beta-program as a independent consultant without being SAP customer?

    In fact, I am working a lot with the SAP GUI Java but all of my customers are not interested because their preferred platform is still Windows.

    Kind regards and have a good time in San Francisco,

    Hendrik

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  • Oct 09, 2012 at 02:49 PM

    Hello again,

    there are still some seats for test drivers available. We are currently looking in particular for racing cars with Linux and Windows engines, but OS X is still welcome.

    Best regards

    Rolf-Martin

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    Oct 10, 2012 at 06:50 AM

    Hallo Rolf-Martin,

      I use Debian stable on my workstation and notebook with SAP Gui for Java, has it sense to make test in such (oficially unsupported) environment? If so, I can make it.

    Regards,

      Pavel

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    • Former Member Rolf-Martin Woersinger

      Hello Rolf-Martin,

        when no problems (with Gui) are visible, you cannot see me here :-) Too busy to spend time in discussions without reason.

      Regards,

        Pavel

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    Nov 06, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Hallo Herr Worsinger,

    Wir sind Entwicklungspartner der SAP Österreich und bauen Add-Ons für die Healthcare Branche. Unser Entwicklerteam besteht aus 12 Personen, fünf davon arbeiten mit MacBooks und haben alle großes Interesse (und Freude) mit dem kommenden SAP GUI zu arbeiten. Wäre es möglich am BETA Test noch teilzunehmen? Wie kommen wir zu einer Version?

    Grüße aus Wien

    Konrad Seigfried

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  • Nov 14, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Hi Rolf-Martin,

    Is it possible to give a status update as to the release of SAPgui 7.30 for Java ?  ...is it still scheduled for Q4/2012 release ?

    I work at a University where many people use Mac's so at the moment we are just telling them 10.8 is not supported as we find a lot are upgrading to Java 7 which is causing problems.

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Nelis

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    • Hello Nelis,

      the migration from Apple's Java 6 to Oracle's Java 7 is not really as smooth as it should be both regarding timing and technically. Also the decision to remove applet and Web Start support from Java 6 with an update to 1.6.0_37 has not been communicated in advance. Apple and Oracle really could do a better job in this matter.

      To get Java 6 installed on Mountain Lion, see http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572 .

      How to re-enable the applet plug-in and Web Start support, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5559 .

      If you just need to run SAP GUI for Java stand alone and do not plan to run use it as an applet, the first install is sufficiant.

      There will be also a SAP note on this.

      Best regards

      Rolf-Martin

  • Nov 14, 2012 at 04:11 PM

    Hello Rolf-Martin,

    One of our customers was using the 7.30 version of the gui and having issues with transaction CM21.  They could not Dispatch, Deallocate, drag, drop, order change using the new gui.  Has this issue been reported already so that it would be fixed in patch 2?

    Regards,

    Randy

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