Quick update: Many people reported problems with tempfile, so here is the fix with mktemp. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks to everybody that commented about it. Download IEs4Linux beta 4 now.
Hi everybody! Here is
IEs4Linux beta 3 IEs4Linux 2.5 beta 4, with some improvements. And I changed how you run ies4linux again – that’s why we call these releases ‘beta’, don’t we? 🙂
Well, I think having two executables is too complicate (2.5beta1 introduced ./installer, remember?). Well, now we have only ./ies4linux again, much more simpler. Execute it and it will show you an user interface. Want command-line installer? Run ./ies4linux –no-gui (so, you still can embed IEs4Linux wherever you want, or run it really automatically). KISS.
2.5 Beta3 changelog:
- Only one executable again
- Riched patch back again (this fix the annoying blank popup bug – Hebrew users, see if this fix your problems)
- Fixed (finally) ActiveX security issue
- Download function improved to get broken downloads
- Portable getFileSize in bytes – thanks to Raven Morris
- It seems that black gifs are gone on IE7 (anyone can confirm?)
- Temporary files are obtained using
tempfilemktemp/tempfile to avoid permission issues
- New debug mode when running ie executables
I was thinking a lot these days about IEs4Linux complexity… These day we have all that KISS thing, Getting Real, “Less is more”, the 80/20 percent principle and many more. So I was thinking: is IEs4Linux too complex? All that options on our installer… (who knows me since our 1.x release know how much I hate installers… ‘Next’ -> ‘Next’ -> ‘Finish’… bah!)
That’s my point: how many people use those advanced options? (changing default folder, download folder, wget flags??) And who knows how to configure WGET is an advanced user, right? So, he can use –wget-flags when running ies4linux and we can remove that option from our installer. The option will still be there, but not visible for everyone: we clean our user interface and advanced users are still happy.
So, the question is: should I remove advanced options from user interface and provide that options only as command-line options? (my answer today: Yes. But I want to hear you 🙂
By the way, this version still have the same UI, with all advanced options.
And I need your help with this technical question:How can we install icons on Gnome/Kde menu? (not only to Desktop) – many people want this
Happy new year for everybody! I promise big things for 2007 on IEs4Linux project, and also big things on other projects I’m working now related to IEs4Linux. Just wait 🙂