[GeoNode-devel] Drop support for IE in GeoNode 3

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Thu May 14 08:03:29 PDT 2020


On 5/14/20 5:09 PM, G. Allegri wrote:
> Dear all,
> the new release is behind the corner, and we're actively working on it.
> One of the things that emerge how hard it is to guarantee the compatibility
> for Internet Explorer (and similar old browsers).
> We are adopring more and more Web APIs that are widely adopted by Chrome,
> Firefox, Safari and Edge, but which require polyfill and other hacks to
> guarantee retro-compatibility.
> Several statistics show that the world market share for IE is around 6/7%.
> We know that this decision might hit some niche users, but we also think
> that the effort for its maintenance is beyond the real benefits and it
> sacrifices resources that could be spent on other aspects.
> If there's not objection we would like to announce the drop of official
> support for IE when GeoNode 3 will be released.
> Cheers,
> Giovanni
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Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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