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#1 2020-06-17 08:22:28

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Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support

Textpattern 4.9 will remove support for IE 11 and increase system requirements to PHP 5.6 or newer. More details:

textpattern.com/weblog/429/textpattern-49-changes-to-system-requirements-and-browser-support

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#2 2020-06-17 08:50:06

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Re: Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support

Not that I care, or know much about ie. Edge 11 appears to have 2.39 market share. Unless of course Edge 11 is different to ie 11.


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#3 2020-06-17 08:53:05

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Re: Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support

colak wrote #323801:

Unless of course Edge 11 is different to ie 11.

Edge started at version 20 in 2015, I’m not sure where you’re seeing Edge 11.

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#4 2020-06-17 09:37:36

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Re: Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support

To be fair to Colak, the Edge version naming is all over the place! And the browser versioning took number leaps along the way too (e.g. jumping from v44 to v79). There was never a v11 of Edge though, as Pete says.

EdgeHTML (the rendering engine part of Edge ‘Spartan’ Browser) ran from v12 in Edge browser 20 to v18 in Edge browser 44.

Now Edge ‘Anaheim’ Browser uses Blink rendering engine (from Chromium) and the version numbers follow the concurrent Blink version – so Edge browser 83 uses Blink v83.

Basically, it’s a total mess up until the Anaheim roadmap.

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#5 2020-06-17 13:03:57

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Re: Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support

gaekwad wrote #323800:

Textpattern 4.9 will remove support for IE 11 and increase system requirements to PHP 5.6 or newer. More details:

WordPress is “requiring” 7.2 while recommending 7.3 or higher. WordPress Bumps Minimum PHP Recommendation to 7.2

Any host that is still supporting 5.6 has some questionable practices IMHO.

As for IE 11, I still have 11.0.9600.19596 on my Windows 7 workstation here at work along with Firefox Quantum 60.3.0esr but fortunately I can use Chrome 83. At least something is up to date.

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#6 2020-06-17 13:12:24

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Re: Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support

Good. The WordPress announcement might hurry hosters up into pushing people off PHP 5 altogether, fearing people will upsticks if the big player in the market isn’t supported on their hardware. If there’s a big swing away from PHP 5, that might mean we can do likewise before 4.9.


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#7 2020-06-17 14:16:40

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Re: Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support

Check #6 in the link I posted earlier

Top 10 Web Browsers
1 Chrome 80 33.75%
2 Safari 13 8.26%
3 Chrome 79 3.34%
4 Chrome 70 3.05%
5 Edge 18 2.56%
6 Edge 11 2.39%
7 Samsung 11 2.29%
8 Safari 12 1.96%
9 MiuiBrowser 11 1.88%
10 Chrome 62 1.69%

> Edited to add that, two months later, it disappears from the top 10

Last edited by colak (2020-06-17 14:35:20)


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#8 2020-06-17 15:31:55

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Re: Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support

Check #6 in the link I posted earlier

Regardless, there was no Edge browser 11. First public release was Edge 20 with EdgeHTML 12. The stats probably mean IE 11.

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#9 2020-06-18 06:23:53

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Re: Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support

philwareham wrote #323804:

To be fair to Colak, the Edge version naming is all over the place!

If I call correctly, the IE team used Edge 12, 13 to 18 on their blog, and that is also what appears to be the public facing numbering (not sure what the UA string is telling).

Basically, it’s a total mess up until the Anaheim roadmap.

Yeah, that. And even now there is a lack of clarity. What and where is Edge-using-chromium being installed (automatically) or offered? There was talk of offering it on Windows 7 as a replacement for IE 11 or even a automatic update, but a friend who keeps and Win 7 running tells me he has not seen anything yet.

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regarding PHP versions – the 3 hosting services I use outside of Dreamhost (Japan and Singapore based) all have PHP 7.3.x as the default – PH has been on v7.x for sometime).


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#10 2020-06-18 07:15:23

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Re: Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support

colak wrote #323813:

Check #6 in the link I posted earlier

Strange. No mention of Firefox there at all.

This is what I tend to use as a guide:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers#Summary_tables

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#11 2020-06-18 07:45:54

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Re: Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support

gaekwad wrote #323824:

Strange. No mention of Firefox there at all.

Come to think about it… You are absolutely right. FF should be in there.

This is what I tend to use as a guide:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers#Summary_tables

Thanks! I take it that these are more accurate.


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#12 2020-06-18 08:00:09

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Re: Textpattern 4.9: changes to system requirements and browser support

colak wrote #323827:

I take it that these are more accurate.

Honestly, I think the whole thing is best-guess: UA strings can be modified, tech sites will have a different browser breakdown to mainstream sites. The larger the dataset, the more accurate it will be, but it’s still going to have margin of error, hence why I do the hand-wavey thing and use the above link as a guide, but it’s never gospel. Just my 2c, of course.

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