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GitHub, old (XP/S2003) browser support

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:32 pm
by Serge Gautherie
ReactOS targets Windows Server 2003 SP2, mainly.
I use Firefox ESR 52.9.0 on Windows XP. FF 53+ needs Win 7+.

It seems GitHub recently dropped basic support for at least this kind of old browsers.
For example, I can't edit my own PR comments or reply to a PR conversation, anymore.

Can anyone confirm similar experience? Maybe with different/similar browsers?
What is a current solution for daily use? (Linux with a more recent browser? In a VM?)

Even when ROS supports FF 52, that will not be enough anymore with regard to "self hosting" dev...

Re: GitHub, old (XP/S2003) browser support

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:55 pm
by karlexceed
I can't comment on the issue, as I haven't tried to recreate it, but found this article:
We do our best to support Firefox's latest Extended Support Release (ESR). Older versions of Firefox may disable some features on GitHub and require the latest version of Firefox.
https://help.github.com/articles/supported-browsers/

Re: GitHub, old (XP/S2003) browser support

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:35 pm
by Serge Gautherie
Yes, this is what I am referring to, plus the reminder banner:

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Please note that GitHub no longer supports old versions of Firefox.
We recommend upgrading to the latest Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox.
They give no technical details at all...

Re: GitHub, old (XP/S2003) browser support

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:24 pm
by learn_more
Serge Gautherie wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:32 pm
ReactOS targets Windows Server 2003 SP2, mainly.
I use Firefox ESR 52.9.0 on Windows XP. FF 53+ needs Win 7+.

It seems GitHub recently dropped basic support for at least this kind of old browsers.
For example, I can't edit my own PR comments or reply to a PR conversation, anymore.

Can anyone confirm similar experience? Maybe with different/similar browsers?
What is a current solution for daily use? (Linux with a more recent browser? In a VM?)

Even when ROS supports FF 52, that will not be enough anymore with regard to "self hosting" dev...
ROS Targets 2k3, that does not mean it is a good idea to browse the web from stuff that old...

Re: GitHub, old (XP/S2003) browser support

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:03 pm
by Serge Gautherie
learn_more wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:24 pm
ROS Targets 2k3, that does not mean it is a good idea to browse the web from stuff that old...
I agree.
Nonetheless, that doesn't really answer questions with regard to community (now) or project (future).