Minimum requirements

What are minimum requirements to use Snap? Not in technical specs, but like in the browser's version.

Not internet explorer. The browser version doesn't really matter, if it does, you'll know by testing.

I want to test it in different browser versions, but i want to use different snap versions for the test. Do you know where we can access to old versions of Snap? I remember seeing something like backup server Snap versions somewhere, i dont remember where though.

Alright i found some versions in mirrors page, and tested them. These are my results.

Snap! 8.0.0 - 9.0.14 (2022 - 2023) editor works in:

  • Chrome 119-80 (February 4th, 2020)
  • Firefox 119-74 (March 10th, 2020​)
  • Opera 104-67 (April 8th, 2020​)

Snap! 6.9.2 (2021) editor works in:

  • Chrome 119-49 (March 3, 2016​)
  • Firefox 119-34 (December 1, 2014)
  • Opera 104-36 (March 14, 2016)

Snap! (2018) editor works in:

  • Chrome 119-38 (October 7, 2014)
  • Firefox 119-23 (August 6, 2013)
  • Opera 104-25 (October 15, 2014)

So it turns out that from those, the longest support was Snap! 6.9.2, 2021 version that can be used through a 2014 browser, that is 7 years.

I am kinda confused, but impressed. I mean Snap in those browser versions, even in the oldest supported looked normal, idk how they perform though, but just the way they looked was just as in the modern browsers.

I would like to test more actually, but i basically can just test websites, not offline versions (due to limitation of the testing service).

Snap! does not use browser-supplied widgets (text boxes, checkboxes, etc.). Instead it fills the browser tab with one big HTML Canvas, and does the drawing itself. That's why it mostly looks the same in every browser.

What happened that dropped so much support of browsers? I mean I was interested because I use an old iPad 4 (2012), that has IOS 10 (2016), so it can run Snap 6.9.2, but not current Snap. It drops support not only for the editor, but just for the project running itself. Meaning that projects that were published before 2022, and that could be accessed through some older devices, can't be accessed anymore from these devices (using nowadays website). I mean we basically could develop even for Windows XP, with Firefox 52 (2017). I wonder if some JS things can be rewritten to bring more support? I have heard about some "polyfill" stuff, idk what that is though.

Fun fact: Minimum Firefox version to run Snap 4.0 is Firefox 4.0

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