Archive for April, 2006

IEs 4 Linux 2.0 beta 2 is here!

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

IEs4Linux 2 is going to be a very very nice software. We are almost there. Beta2 introduces some new features and many bugs fixed. Give it a try. And, please, if you can help me with a program translation (it takes 5 minutes), see this.


  • Asking user for a translation if we can’t find one
  • Show to the user how he should run his IEs
  • Fixed cabextracting DCOM98 (thanks to Pavel Roskin)
  • New Czech translation! (thanks to pchovancik)
  • Fixed some non-localized strings
  • Try to fix this bug (anyone can confirm?)
  • Fixed Flash download (they had changed the URL)


  • How can we deal with translation enconding being different from user enconding?
  • Can we symlink ie6 dll files to ie55 and ie5 instead of copying them?

And answering some comments:

  • Elliot: Donations are very welcome! Contact me for details
  • Johannes: Windows Media Player is not on the plans… sorry 😉
  • Alon Bar-lev: I have no idea about both your questions

Fresh News: IEs4Linux 2.0 Beta1 and MANY improvements!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Well, here it is. Download now the first Beta release of the new IEs4Linux 2.0 . It has many, many improvements. Well, here is a list of new features:

  • Now it download IE6 directly from Microsoft (~12 MB against ~80 MB from Evolt)
  • IE5.5 and 5.0 are downloaded from Evolt, but not the full versions, the standalone versions (~3MB each)
  • Just to emphasize: I reduced the downloads from 250MB to 20MB 😉
  • Multi-language IE installations (and multi-language IEs4Linux program)
  • Many bugs fixed, such as: vbscript errors, dll wildcard problems, wine o.9.12 support
  • Mirror selection for Evolt downloads
  • New interface: more flexible, easier and funnier

Download now! I need help with:

  • Testing this software
  • Writing IEs4Linux translations (see here for details)
  • Suggestions to improve this version
  • IE5.5 and 5.0 are working as they are supposed to?
  • Linux testing on Gentoo, Fedora, Suse, Slackware and others
  • FreeBSD testing

I said that IEs4Linux would be using an Graphical Interface on 2.0.Well, I tested many ways to do this (zenity, kdialog, xdialog) and decided to keep it simple. The bash interface I developed isn’t so unfriendly and I think it is better.