The team here are busy working on updates to Capsule and some of the updates take advantage of capabilities in modern browsers that aren’t available in Internet Explorer 9 or Safari 5. As always we don’t take the decision to drop support for older browsers lightly. Internet Explorer 9 and Safari 5 now account for less than 1% of Capsule usage and for the most part there are alternative browser options available to these users to enable them to continue to use Capsule. As a result we’re discontinuing support for Internet Explorer 9 and Safari 5 on September 9, 2014.
We’ve also taken the opportunity to formalise our browser support policy. We’ve taken Google’s lead on this and will follow a similar policy of supporting:
- The latest version of Google Chrome and Firefox, both of which automatically update whenever they detect a new version of the browser is available.
- The current and previous major releases of Internet Explorer and Safari. So for example when IE12 is released, we’ll drop support for IE10 and just support IE11 and IE12.
Microsoft have stated they aren’t updating Internet Explorer beyond version 9 for users of Windows Vista. If you’re on Windows Vista and currently access Capsule using IE9 then you can continue to use Capsule by switching to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.