We are not fans of Java. Quite frankly, considering the constant updates needed and the inability to shut off Java checks for updates, it’s time for something new. I have been happily using SAPgui 7.2 without a problem for over a year now. Our developers recently encountered a problem with the older SAPgui that was fixed in 7.3 so it was time to update. I downloaded the SAPGui 7.3 rev 8 and installed it on my Mac. This should have been as easy as I imagined. Sadly it wasn’t. Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 11.24.51 AM First, I got a message that it could not find the current JRE, I don’t have the JDK installed but have the JRE installed and, I thought, working perfectly. Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 11.24.59 AM Since the old SAPgui was still installed, I checked to see if that was still operational and I could use that to troubleshoot what was happening. Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 11.28.36 AM From the looks of it, SAPgui is still using 1.60 which is the Java VM that Apple provides by default, even though I installed Java 1.70 a year ago successfully. This is why I hate working with Java. So now I have two different versions running but, like most corporations, we only want to run one version so we can try and support it. Sure enough, when running Java – Versions it lists 1.6. Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 11.35.56 AM Based on a tip, I downloaded the full on JDK 217MB and installed it. Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 12.00.14 PM That solved the problem. Apparently the newest SAPgui version requires the full JDK install as opposed to just the JRE that most people have installed. Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 12.02.54 PM I’ll look into the why later but wanted to share the solution.

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