Which IE versions should we kill?

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Which Internet Explorer versions should we kill?

IE8
12
16%
IE8 and IE9
23
31%
IE8, IE9 and IE10
5
7%
All of them!
28
37%
I love IE
7
9%
 
Total votes: 75

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Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by Louis7777 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:43 pm

Microsoft is going to release Windows 10 this summer.

Windows 10 will be shipped with a new browser, codenamed "Project Spartan". It has to be at least as good as IE11 is and support at least all the HTML5 and CSS3 that IE11 does. Internet Explorer will be abandoned in the future, although it is said that IE11 will make it into Windows 10.

PhpBB 3.2 will be under development by the time that Win10 is released and it's in the plan to use more HTML5 and CSS3.

However, Internet Explorer can always be an obstacle.

Windows 10 will be offered as a free update to Windows 7/8.1 so many systems around the world will be updated and thus IE<11 usage will significantly drop.

With all that said, which versions of Internet Explorer do you think should be left behind in 3.2?

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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by DavidIQ » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:15 pm

Pretty sure it was already decided IE8 and up would be supported until EoL of the associated operating system (Vista). For IE8 that would be 4/11/2017 which is when Extended support for Windows Vista ends, although that decision is subject to change.. You can probably forget about even considering dropping support for IE9 and IE10 anytime soon since those were supported on Windows 7. Also this poll is kind of useless here on Area 51. It's like going to a vegan forum, creating a "what kind of steak do you like?" poll, and making the last option "Ewwwww".
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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by Louis7777 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:38 pm

DavidIQ wrote:Pretty sure it was already decided IE8 and up would be supported until EoL of the associated operating system (Vista). For IE8 that would be 4/11/2017...
Dystopian scenario :shock:

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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by Dragosvr92 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:13 pm

Dont know about others, but i feel relieved to eewww on IE :D
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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by Louis7777 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:28 pm

Dragosvr92 wrote:Dont know about others, but i feel relieved to eewww on IE :D
Welcome to our group psychotherapy class. :)

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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by pepitoe » Tue May 05, 2015 9:37 pm

DavidIQ wrote:Pretty sure it was already decided IE8 and up would be supported until EoL of the associated operating system (Vista). For IE8 that would be 4/11/2017
MS announced last year that from 12 January 2016 they will only support the latest release of IE available for that OS version, so from that point only IE9 is supported for Vista, see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/ ... t-explorer

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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by DavidIQ » Tue May 05, 2015 10:00 pm

pepitoe wrote:
DavidIQ wrote:Pretty sure it was already decided IE8 and up would be supported until EoL of the associated operating system (Vista). For IE8 that would be 4/11/2017
MS announced last year that from 12 January 2016 they will only support the latest release of IE available for that OS version, so from that point only IE9 is supported for Vista, see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/ ... t-explorer
Good to know. We could probably drop support for IE8 in whatever major release we have in 2016, which should technically be 3.3 or 4.0, depending on what happens with the version number.
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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by hanakin » Sun May 10, 2015 7:14 am

IE8 support was already planned to be on the chopping board because of this fact. Meaning IE9+ support in fact most governments have made the transition to IE9. They are usually the last to drop support.

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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by Louis7777 » Sun May 10, 2015 11:58 am

hanakin wrote:IE8 support was already planned to be on the chopping board because of this fact.
Regarding 3.2?

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Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Post by leschek » Mon May 11, 2015 8:58 am

Not sure if it helps somehow, but on Stat Counter website are nice stats about browsers usage.

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