There is an interesting discussion going on in Moodle Tracker about updating the browser support policy for future Moodle releases started by Damyon Wiese – Moodle Core Developer. Since Moodle 3.2 will contain a new Bootstrap 4 based theme so Moodle has to support only those browser versions who are supporting Bootstrap 4.
The proposed changes by Damyon have to be adopted from Moodle 3.2 onwards and would mean that Moodle would only officially support the latest and latest – 1 version of each major browser at the time of release.
The main reasons behind this proposal are:
- We have technical requirements for the new Bootstrap 4 theme in Moodle.
- All browser vendors have moved to a continuous update model.
I am not in agreement with the proposal as it will force all the learners to update their browsers which will be very difficult especially for developing countries. The best way forward should be based on the actual browser version usage stats and then deciding the version requirements for a particular Moodle version.
What’s your opinion about the proposed browser support policy? Share your creative thoughts in the comments section below.