Poll: dropping oldIE
Poll

Which IE versions don't you care seeing supported for your forum?

Drop IE6, everyone hates that one.
2 (11.1%)
Drop IE6 and IE7, seriously, it's a no-brainer.
14 (77.8%)
Drop all IE versions, my forum members use Linux anyway! Oh, and please add support for Lynx. It's so l33t.
1 (5.6%)
I want to keep everything. It's a miracle that Wedge can both be so modern, and yet not break on oldIE.
1 (5.6%)
Voting closed: March 6th, 2014, 12:21 PM - Total Members Voted: 18

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Re: Poll: dropping oldIE
« Reply #30, on March 10th, 2014, 03:51 PM »
Quote from Bunstonious on March 10th, 2014, 09:20 AM
I guess it comes to a point where you decide what you want the project to be (and draw a line in the sand).
There's always a flag to restore old OSes... Just add 'allow_jurassic_crap' to the settings table, and set it to 1.
I could also (1) make it not hidden, and (2) make it enabled by default, but I don't know to which extent people are interested in keeping support for OSes that haven't been patched for security in at least 8 years (for Windows 2000), more for the others...
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Cutting Edge and Nimble or Encumbered by hacks for old browsers.
Oh, there are still plenty of hacks for old browsers...
For a hack to make it into Wedge, it has:
- To mean that I actually use the browser in my test suite. I dropped IE6 from said suite last week, so it will no longer be getting new hacks. I still have IE7 in my suite, but I really don't care about it. Its market share is even less than IE6's...
- Not to be cumbersome to other browsers. That is, if a hack forces me to make a chance for other browsers, or if it adds bytes for all browsers (which it never will, thanks to Wess!), then it's a no-go for me.
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I can definitely understand that, although I am the opposite, I usually end up reinstalling my OS every 6 - 12 because I either break it or get the shits with it's performance.
I know I took a couple of days with Win7 to customize it so that it acts more like XP... (XP's Taskbar and Explorer, more precisely. I have no qualms with the rest.)
Basically, I use Classic Shell, it does 95% of the job. :P

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Re: Poll: dropping oldIE
« Reply #31, on March 12th, 2014, 03:56 AM »
Quote from Nao on March 10th, 2014, 03:51 PM
There's always a flag to restore old OSes... Just add 'allow_jurassic_crap' to the settings table, and set it to 1.
I could also (1) make it not hidden, and (2) make it enabled by default, but I don't know to which extent people are interested in keeping support for OSes that haven't been patched for security in at least 8 years (for Windows 2000), more for the others...
Fair enough
Quote from Nao on March 10th, 2014, 03:51 PM
- Not to be cumbersome to other browsers. That is, if a hack forces me to make a chance for other browsers, or if it adds bytes for all browsers (which it never will, thanks to Wess!), then it's a no-go for me.
Ah sweet... Carry on ;)
Quote from Nao on March 10th, 2014, 03:51 PM
Basically, I use Classic Shell, it does 95% of the job. :P
I use that to get the Start Menu back for Win8, but I like the rest of win7/8 features.
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