IEs 4 Linux has been constantly developed. Our latest beta version adds many new features. The most notable new features are:
- Graphical User Interface (using pygtk)
- IE 7 support
But there are dozens of other things. See our Blog for more information and to download our latest beta version.
Notes about IE7
Currently IEs 4 Linux (due to Wine limitations) can't install ie7 full package. What I have done so far is to install ie7 render engine into an ie6 user interface. So, right now, you will not get all that new interface and new features. But, what's important for web development, you already can get its engine to test your sites.
Please also note that IE7 support still has important bugs to be fixed. Much work has been done but there are also many things to do. See Known issues page for details.
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” :-D
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. All IE6 configurations (registry) are copied to IE7.
And just a final note: the command-line option is large to remind everybody that this is a hack.