Hi everyone! Here is beta 6. This release fixes some important bugs and adds some final features.
- New: Kommander GUI finished (advanced dialog)
- New: IE7 proxy configuration hack (see below)
- Improved: download output
- Improved: other programs should find IE now (as Jim suggested here)
- Improved: all temp files now go to ~/.ies4linux/tmp to avoid complications
- Other bug fixes (1, 2, 3, 4)
About IE7 proxy configuration hack
The hack: as noted many times by Jim Burns, we can “pause” installation before installing IE7, launch IE6, configure proxy, and continue with the installation. So, this is now an “official hack”
Here is what you have to do:
- Run IEs4Linux with this flag enabled:
- After IE6 is installed, it will open. Go to Internet Options dialog and configure your proxy
- Close IE6 and IE7 installation should proceed
- Final step: comment here what you think about his hack and if it worked for you
And just a final note: the command-line option is large to remember everybody that this is a hack.
About programs translations
I updated our online translation system, so all translations need upgrades (guys, I promise no more major updates to translations soon ).
But, as I said before, my main concern now is how these localizations are being displayed in so different languages and encodings. I’m testing everything here in my Ubuntu Edgy box but I think some of you may have problems (specially those that don’t use UTF8).
So, I need feedback on this. Please tell me if IEs4Linux user interface works well in your language. If it does not work, run:
./ies4linux --no-localization. This will force an English interface.
I guess some locales like Hebrew will simply not work… but I need feedback
– I need feedback about Menu and Desktop icons installed using xdg-utils. Is this working? [Wine WWN-Issue 321 has an interesting discussion about this]
– In the past I was using the ‘source’ command to import files (and we had some compatibility issues). Now I use the ‘period operator’. Did this fix compatibility problems? (OSX has this operator? other shells?)
– Also WWN-322 has a mention to ‘ies4linux’ when talking about IE Developer Toolbar Beta 3. I think this is the first “official” mention to ies4linux on winehq.org.