A couple of timesÂ a weekÂ I find myself installing updates to one browser or another. Admittedly, I do use FF, Safari, Opera and Chrome. ThatÂ translates to hundreds of browser versions sinceÂ SmartClient 8.3 | Smart GWT 3.1Â was released in 2012.
With our SmartClient platform, we’re always pushing the boundaries of what web applicationsÂ can do in the latest browsers. We also support users on older browsers and older versions of SmartClient, but this is a balancing act. We tend to port a lot more fixes to the most recent dot release than to prior releases of the same major version, as it benefits the most users. It therefore makes most sense to always be on ourÂ latest release.
SmartClient 8.3 | Smart GWT 3.1,Â of course, long ago lost official support for major new browser versions. At some point, the time comes where it no longer makes sense to make even more convoluted workarounds to support obsoleteÂ browsers, or continue to put effort into very old versions of our software from which most clients have upgraded. We have therefore decided to end-of-lifeÂ SmartClient 8.3 | Smart GWT 3.1 and earlier releases.
But don’t worry, you have plenty of time:
The Best Time to Upgrade
If you are still on 8.3 | 3.1 or earlier, there is no better time than now to upgrade. In the four or so years since the release of SmartClient 8.3 | Smart GWT 3.1, our platformÂ has become faster and much more capable.
Many benefitsÂ of the platform will be immediately apparent in your applications onÂ upgrade. For example, the inline operator filters mentionedÂ above will automatically appear in your grids!
Clicking the links below will give you details of each release since SmartClient 8.3 | Smart GWT 3.1. All of these features are available in ourÂ latest release (11|6). Now would be an excellent time to start your upgrade project.Â Contact us to upgrade.
We Can Help
Our forumsÂ areÂ a goodÂ source of info / support whenÂ upgrading. If you need assistance, Isomorphic ConsultingÂ can align with your needs: We can provide help and direction, upgrade your applications for you, or even performÂ Application ModernizationÂ to help you take advantage of the latest platform capabilities.Â JustÂ contact us for more info and to discuss your needs.
The Isomorphic Team.