I am a mac user and am running SUSE Linux using VMWare Fusion, I have also successfully downloaded SAP Netweaver 7.0 for Linux and all seems to run properly.
I am aiming to purchase a 3rd party editor so I can write my ABAP code on my mac but I have a few questions first and have been told this is the route to go..
However, I have a couple of questions.
1. This trial is for 90 days only, what happens then do I have to reapply for another license and if this is the case can I keep doing this because my need would be on going?
2. Secondly, when I log in to the SAP system I notice that none of the core functional tables are there ie) MARA, BSEG etc. I appreciate that this is just the ABAP but apparently somehow the editor uses this to generate code etc but I'm not sure how if the tables aren't there is there like an IDES of something I can put on top of this or something.
Thanks for your help.
Typically the "Trial" version of R/3 is just the BASIS & ABA layers of the application stack. So you will not have all the "Core" functionality available to look at, test, or develop on. As far as the license goes, don't 100% sure, but the older 6.20 versions required you to do a reinstall after it expired.
Hope this helps.
Late answer, but there are probably other people out there with the same issue: There exists an Eclipse project for building up an ABAP Editor with all the nice features, the SE80 provides: http://marketplace.eclipse.org/node/406