browsers we support
colinbdclark at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 20:09:14 UTC 2013
I think, at risk of over-simplifying a potentially interesting and complex discussion, that there is a general heuristic we can use when determining which browsers we will support:
1. We're done with IE 6 and 7. Infusion 1.4 was the last official release that supported those browsers, and any new development won't necessarily be compatible with them.
2. We actively support the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari, along with IE 9 and 10, and intend to support them for the foreseeable future.
3. IE 8 support is something we should discuss and consider on a case-by-case basis. Infusion and Video Player will likely support it for some time. But IE 8 is rapidly becoming the "new IE6," which is a bit of a terrifying prospect. For some new and ambitious projects, the cost of supporting IE8 may be prohibitive. As I say, it's the sort of thing we need to discuss as a community, on list.
Now, that said, it sounds like the idea of a "browser UIO solution" might actually be quite different, technically-speaking. Can someone describe the idea briefly, just so I'm sure I understand it correctly? I'm imagining it might involve creating extensions or modules for the browser, rather than standard web content?
On 2013-01-04, at 2:53 PM, "Mitchell, Jessica" <jmitchell at ocadu.ca> wrote:
> ah ha. I knew this wasn't a quick answer.
> So, I was having a conversation with Arash earlier about the browser UIO solution. We were wondering which browsers we might support with it. We were wondering because it seemed it might influence some design decisions (e.g. uio as toolbar versus other options).
> I suspect in this case we wouldn't decide which browsers to support independent of design and development conversations about what we want to create with a browser-based UIO.
> So, perhaps what started as a question about browser support is actually a call for a conversation about UIO in a browser that needs to happen.
> On Jan 4, 2013, at 2:39 PM, Colin Clark <colinbdclark at gmail.com>
>> Hi Jess,
>> Our browser support has always been tied to a particular project release. So, for example, the chart you link to is actually the "Infusion 1.4 Browser Support Chart" (this status is better reflected on this page: http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Browser+Support).
>> So I guess the first question we'd need to tackle is, what context are we talking about here? For the next release of Infusion? For the Video Player? For other components? Component that already exist or that we're planning to start work on?
>> On 2013-01-04, at 11:22 AM, "Mitchell, Jessica" <jmitchell at ocadu.ca> wrote:
>>> Hey everyone,
>>> I know this is always a moving target, but I know so many people find it helpful to know which browsers we support. I'm wondering if we can update the following at some point and if there are things to chat through before updating we do that too...:
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