RH8 / RSC 3.1 / Windows XP
Is RH8 compatible with Windows 8?
We have been looking at new machines with Windows 8, and also about upgrading to RH10, but the last I heard RH10 had not been fully tested for Windows 8. Has that changed, or will it change, or is that a matter for RH11 in the future?
The XP machines are out of date and browser compatibility is becoming an issue. Would we be better off getting RH9?
Any information, suggestions, etc. that you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
Rh10 was tested against a beta version of Windows 8 but released before the final version of Windows 8 was launched. As a result it is not officially supported but so far it would appear it is working OK. The deal is if you have a problem with that combo, there is no official support. Whether or not it will be fixed during the lifetime of Rh10 is something only Adobe know and they never release such information ahead of a fix.
As to earlier versions, good luck.
You also need to consider the compatibility of the outputs with IE10. The WebHelp section of Snippets on my site gives information about fixes for that for Rh9 and Rh10. For Rh8 the only fix is the metatag detailed on my site.
See Item 28 at http://www.grainge.org/pages/authoring/rh8/using_rh8.htm for Rh8/RSC under Windows 7, so good luck with Windows 8!
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips