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Info: Google to stop supporting Firefox 3.5, IE7, Safari 3

Postby MysteryFCM » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:57 pm

Info: Google to stop supporting Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3

For web applications to spring even farther ahead of traditional software, our teams need to make use of new capabilities available in modern browsers. For example, desktop notifications for Gmail and drag-and-drop file upload in Google Docs require advanced browsers that support HTML5. Older browsers just don’t have the chops to provide you with the same high-quality experience.

For this reason, soon Google Apps will only support modern browsers. Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the current and prior major release of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, we’ll begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version.

As of August 1st, we will discontinue support for the following browsers and their predecessors: Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3. In these older browsers you may have trouble using certain features in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs and Google Sites, and eventually these apps may stop working entirely


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Re: Info: Google to stop supporting Firefox 3.5, IE7, Safari

Postby Mindblower » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:40 am

Sounds like a smart decision, given the limited resources, Mindblower!
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Re: Info: Google to stop supporting Firefox 3.5, IE7, Safari

Postby TeMerc » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:48 pm

Seems alot of people are not gonna like some of this, there has to be a lot of users who still have IE7 installed.

Guess we'll see what happens when the time comes
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Re: Info: Google to stop supporting Firefox 3.5, IE7, Safari

Postby Spudz » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:52 am

Lol if IE7 users will be peeved, image just how peeved those still using FF2, Opera 4.01 etc. wil be. rofl [v !*!* kilstb
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Re: Info: Google to stop supporting Firefox 3.5, IE7, Safari

Postby Mindblower » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:39 pm

I should speak (not). Still using and promoting XP. However, I jumped from IE6 to IE, am trying out FF4 from FF3.6, and found Safari to fruity (for my taste). Security concerns are not to be taken lightly (from an XP user), but XP is still being patched and supported.

Guess what I'm trying to say, sometimes we need to swallow (some pride), take a deep slow breath, and say good bye to the older version(s), Mindblower!
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Re: Info: Google to stop supporting Firefox 3.5, IE7, Safari

Postby Spudz » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:36 pm

Mindblower wrote:Guess what I'm trying to say, sometimes we need to swallow (some pride), take a deep slow breath, and say good bye to the older version(s), Mindblower!


Lol yes and you know I am still using FF 3.6.17 and wont upgrade to 4.01 untill I really have to ;) Maybe FF 5.0 or even 6.0 will be far better and welcomed when I have to move on when 3.6 is unsupported completely.
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Re: Info: Google to stop supporting Firefox 3.5, IE7, Safari

Postby MysteryFCM » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:59 pm

You should switch to Orca ;) (Gecko version of Avant, and supports all of Firefox's extensions).
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Re: Info: Google to stop supporting Firefox 3.5, IE7, Safari

Postby Spudz » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:39 am

I looked at Avant and although good, it was not quite what I wanted. Didn't try Orca and will certainly have a looksee.
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