As usual, Wt 4.8.1 is a patch release, but we also added a document clarifying our policy on which minimum versions of libraries Wt requires. You can find this document in Wt’s source tree at doc/MinimumDependencyVersions.md. Check the release notes for more info.
Wt has always been notably more conservative than many other web frameworks because we
are committed to creating a framework that is built to last. We don’t break things
all willy-nilly because we want our users to be able to develop products based on Wt
that are to be maintained for many years to come.
For a while now, our policy on Internet Explorer has been: we don’t necessarily support it
when we introduce a new feature, but we’re also not going to break existing features,
at least not on purpose.
It is about high time to reconsider that stance, especially since Microsoft has now
officially dropped Internet Explorer 11 support.
Starting from Wt 4.8.0 we are officially no longer supporting Internet Explorer, and old versions of Microsoft Edge.