Closed Bug 677149 Opened 11 years ago Closed 11 years ago

Update System Requirements page to identify OS X Lion (10.7) for the proper release


(SeaMonkey :: Website, defect)

Windows 7
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(Not tracked)



(Reporter: Callek, Assigned: InvisibleSmiley)



See the change in Firefox:

(Bug 670099)

The first version we should list as supporting OS X Lion is SeaMonkey 2.3.
Our current page (for 2.1) says "Mac OS X 10.5 and later", and generally I don't think we should care too much about updating older pages.

I'm inclined to move the docs/2.1 folder to docs/2.x and go from there, though (including a docs/2.1 -> docs/2.x redirect and replacing the version in all subpages of course). In that schema, if it made you happy, we could add little notes like "(10.7 Lion starting with SM 2.3)". I just don't want to copy the whole folder each time we do a rapid release.

What do you think?
I just wanted to make sure we identified Lion in some fashion, if you feel content with the wording here, I'm ok with a RESO/WFM, but I'm CC-ing stefanh for feedback.
I guess we could either copy the firefox schema or add a note saying "Support for OS X 10.7 (Lion) added".
(In reply to Stefan [:stefanh] from comment #3)
> "Support for OS X 10.7 (Lion) added".

Or "OS X Lion (10.7)", if you prefer.
FYI: I changed my mind and will move the whole doc/2.1 stuff to doc/ (and adapt it to show no trace of the 2.x version number). Showing docs for 1.1, 2.0 and 2.x as equally important makes no sense anymore. It did when 2.0 was released because 1.1 was still supported back then, but now and for the foreseeable future it'll only be 2.x. I have everything prepared locally already and will push it to the staging site once 2.3.1 has been released. Then we shall talk again, but even then I'm not sure a change regarding Mac is really needed (see comment 1).
Depends on: 680740
Stefan, given the new structure that is more in line with rapid releases (one set of pages for all 2.x), do you still think we need to do anything here? If yes, please select an alternative and I'll apply the change.
We could list the different version of OS X like firefox does:

    Mac OS X 10.5
    Mac OS X 10.6
    Mac OS X 10.7

Then there won't be any question about what we support. Just saying "Mac OS X 10.5 and later" is better from a maintenance pov (I think that was my idea when I did the readme - this is copied from the readme, I think), but reading that one might wonder whether "they really support 10.7 since it looks the same as before 10.6 came out". One could argue that the same question might have been asked when 10.6 came out, though.

Another arument for doing the above changes is that the Mac part looks a bit non-maintained compared to the other OS's.

But I don't have any strong opinion regarding this, so if you feel we're 100% ok as-is, we can go for what we have now.
Hmm, we should make sure the there's no confusion regarding from what version we started to support 10.7. (2.3). Possibly add "(2.3 onwards)" or something like that?
(In reply to Stefan [:stefanh] from comment #8)
> Possibly add "(2.3 onwards)" or
> something like that?

Or "starting with SeaMonkey 2.3"
Checking in src/doc/system-requirements.en.html;
/www/seamonkeyproject-org/src/doc/system-requirements.en.html,v  <--  system-requirements.en.html
new revision: 1.2; previous revision: 1.1
Assignee: nobody → jh
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Websites → SeaMonkey
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