SAP has finally revealed its latest SAPGUI for Java version. SAPGUI for Java rev 8 is released and you can view its release note on https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/sap-gui.
Enhancements and New Features
Support for new OS versions: openSUSE 11.0
Applet: A new certificate has been used to sign the product, because the previous is valid only until April 1, 2009.
You can start download here (ftp://ftp.sap.com/pub/sapgui/java/710r8).
After couple month of release posting about the best linux distros for SAP workstation (or SAPGUI ready), I am trying my best to experiment again. For such long time there are some of linux distros which is match with my requirement.
1. Still Vector Linux 5.0 SOHO edition with its complete and robust application including SUN Java, CUPS, and SAMBA server installed. This is great linux distro for desktop. I highly recommend this distro.
2. PCLinuxOS 2009.1 is the newest PCLinuxOS distro which now also powered with the latest SUN Java, CUPS, and also SAMBA server. SAMBA server was not included on the previous PCLinuxOS version. I think this distro is great and easy to use. Its also powered with the latest hardware support. You could also remaster this distro to suit your requirement because this distro had been powered with remaster script by out of the box.
3. Linux Mint 6.0 is the latest Linux Mint released which based on Ubuntu 8.10 (the latest Ubuntu version when this article is written). This distro still lack of SAMBA server. But this distro is easy and well supported by Ubuntu community.
4. OpenSuSE 11.1 is the latest community version of SuSE and I think this distro is also great one. I am using this distro on my notebook for work.
That’s all distros I can recommended now. I still going to get my other research about SAP and Linux. Stay tuned.