[Phpmyadmin-devel] Drop flashcanvas

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Mon Feb 3 14:52:29 CET 2014

Michal Čihař a écrit :
> Hi all
> After seeing [Debian bug about sourceless flash file][1], I went to
> looking why do we have this at all. It seems to be used for IE 8 and
> older to render charts as the browser does not have native support for
> canvas.
> I've done a little bit of testing with IE 8 (using Browser Stack) and
> none of the rendering seems to work properly there:
> - the GIS rendering ends up with javascript error showing nothing [*]
> - the pie chart for profiling does not show areas
> - other charts show different level of corruption
> As nobody has complained about this so far, I believe it's better to
> simply drop this code than trying to fix it to work with this ancient
> browser. So here is [my pull request to do so][2].
> [1]:http://bugs.debian.org/737432
> [2]:https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/pull/887
> [*]: What revealed that javascript error reporting is broken in IE 8 as
> I was not able to see the report details and submit it. So maybe it's
> really time to say we do not support IE 8 as there might be more of so
> broken things...

Ok for dropping the code, but we did not mention dropping support for IE 
8 when releasing 4.1.0. Can we wait announcing that until the 4.2.0 release?

Marc Delisle
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