Ever since Microsoft decided to stop the development of Internet Explorer and built a complete new browser from scratch (Edge), we have been looking at an alternative browser control that can be hosted in SAP Business Client to become more independent from MS Internet Explorer. The alternative to a MS control – hosting a Chrome control – is now more feasible than ever before, because the whole browser is built on top of open source projects.
Based on a proof of concept (POC), we decided to implement this new control based on an SAP Business Client 6.5 browser architecture that is no longer hard-wired with the IE control – with a view to potentially incorporating this in a future release (date not known.)
Please note this initiative will not enable users to consume SAP BC on Mac or Linux. It’s still purely Windows-based.
For some background information, see CefSharp .
We have now reached the stage where we are looking for customers to help us test this. If you are interested, please simply mail my colleague Sandra Thimme or me at :
- Customer number
- Contact name
We will then send you a Test and Evaluation Agreement (TEA) . Once this is returned to us, we will provide details of how to get, install, and configure the Business Client test version along with the Chromium browser control.
The test period will begin in September. We are looking for approximately 10 testers and would love to hear from you.