[TYPO3-core] TYPO3 releases compatibility with PHP, MySQL and Browsers

Peter Russ peter.russ at 4many.net
Tue Nov 19 07:29:20 CET 2013

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Absender: Philipp Gampe
Datum: 18.11.2013 20:58:
> Hi Patrik,
> Patrik Näsfors wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Just some info that seems to not have been mentioned in the IE8
>> discussion. I work at a company that hosts a lot of virtual Windows
>> Servers. We still run most of them on Windows Server 2003 R2 which, just
>> like XP, only can run IE8, but the difference is that Windows Server 2003
>> is supported until 2015-07-15.
> Well, we only focus on client versions, as running servers like client
> workstations is a very unusual edge case.
>> Windows Server 2003 R2 runs on 32-bit hardware and requires much less
>> resources then the next version, Windows Server 2008.
> All server hardware sold in the last 5 years has 64bit support. So you
> either have a very old hardware base, explicitly bought non-64bit hardware
> or you are running on consumer hardware. IMHO all three cases are an edge
> case.
>> Of course other browsers can be installed and I usually run TYPO3 backend
>> from a client (although it happens to be from IE8 sometimes), but my
>> advice is to keep IE8 compatibility for 6.2 LTS.
> If it is important for you, then I suggest that you pay a dev to implement
> IE8 support or to review any pending patches in this area.
> TYPO3 CMS is developed on volunteer base. That does not mean, that we do not
> listen to users, but we cannot support any edge case that might pop up.
> Of course you are welcome to contribute patches and I guess (if the quality
> is good and the patch does not introduce problems) that we will merge those
> rather fast.
> Keep in mind that Google discontinued IE9 (nine!!!) support for their
> websites [1], so why should we waist our free time to support old browsers
> that are very limited in their abilities?
> [1] https://support.google.com/a/answer/33864?hl=en
> Best regards
As TYPO3 claims to be an enterprise content management system I would 
ask major companies using TYPO3.
And I know for sure that some of them just have switched from IE6 to IE8.



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