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Running EOL software

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by iardon, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. iardon

    iardon Member

    Besides security issues and not having the most up-to-date features, what would be the biggest concern? Could the software break from a host upgrading php/mysql? Could new browser versions cause serious bugs?

    I see many forums running old old versions. I assume they must tweak things to have everything work correctly with the latest Firefox, IE, etc...

    Just something I was wondering about with vb 3.8 coming to an end.
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I suppose the best people to ask would be Kier/Mike in relation to vB, but running EOL software just means you won't have as much support, you'll be prodded at to upgrade constantly, you won't have access to bugfixes and the latest code implementations. There's not much else... apart from browser compatibility but you'd have to have some pretty old software for it to cause any major browser issues.
  3. Ryan Ashbrook

    Ryan Ashbrook Active Member

    Zero support (generally, most software houses will tell you to upgrade to the latest version). No bug fixes (again, told to upgrade). And no security fixes.

    There is also a possibility of incompatibilities with newer versions of PHP and MySQL when your host upgrades. Browser incompatibility is possible, but unlikely. (IE8 aside, it broke a hell of a lot when it was released)

    This is all from personal experience, mind you, so your mileage may vary.
  4. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Curious, did IE8 break vb3.8?

    I hope to be running vb3.8 for at least a little while more, at least till xf comes out.
  5. Ryan Ashbrook

    Ryan Ashbrook Active Member

    I think it did, to some degree. (It wasn't 3.8, though, I think it was sometime during 3.6 or early 3.7)

    That's why the IE8 Compatibility Header option was added.
  6. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    No support.

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