Monday, December 10, 2007

IEs 4 Linux 2.99.0 better than ever (includes Mac OS X support!)

This version came with a strange number (2.99.0) because it’s the last series before IEs4Linux 3. That version will have many new features. By now, IEs4Linux 2.99.0 have MANY improvements, bug fixes and some new features.

You can download ies4linux-2.99.0 here.

Full changelog:

* Fixed IE7 checksum error
* Better Evolt mirror selection (thanks to Hendrik Heuer)
* Install MS Core Fonts (thanks to Mike Kronenberg)
* Use curl if wget is absent
* xdg-utils updated
* Detect Darwin (Mac OS X)
* Changed icon to PNG (better compatibility)
* Added registry keys to https in IE7 (thanks to Jim Burns)
* Fixed bug with security level options (thanks to Jim Burns)
* Fixed bug with permissions on Gentoo (thanks to Bas Westerbaan)
* wget/curl use IE 6 user-agent
* Disabled menu icon installation
* Small fixes and better code

On Mac
* Use Darwine or fink’s wine (thanks to Mike Kronenberg)
* Download cabextract if it’s missing
* Use logical folders (~/Applications)
* Use curl, no need for wget
* Few macfied things


You can read the full news article here.

Presenting: IEs 4 Mac

IEs4Mac first logoMike Kronenberg started last month a port of IEs4Linux to Mac OS X. He made all modifications to the script needed to make it run on Mac. But he also macfied our install process to make it more like what Mac users expect.

All script modifications were already incorporated to IEs4Linux see version 2.99.0. But we decided to also join forces to make the Mac GUI, Mac Application Bundles, easy Darwine installation and other things. That’s what we are calling the future IEs4Mac.

IEs4Linux and IEs4Mac are 99% equal; they do the same thing, the same way, with the same code. That’s why we decided to maintain everything together instead of creating a “new project”. The difference between then are very small (but very important do end users).

As I wrote before, Mac users already can run IEs4Linux 2.99.0 - it works on Mac Intels with Tiger or Leopard. But, soon, Mac users will have that “dedicated version” with a beautiful GUI and so on. (* people trying to run 2.99.0 on Mac: you need wine first; I recommend that you use one of Mike’s pre-compiled versions, just drag them to /Applications and run IEs4Linux)




You can read the full news article here.

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3 comments:

zach said...

I'm eager to try IEs 4 Linux, but am wondering if I should just go for it, or if i should install the full capabilities of WINE (am running Debian etch on PIII/1.0Ghz/1.5Gb). I might want to use WINE for other purposes later, or I might not.

Is there anything I should know about the process of converting IEs 4 Linux's version of WINE (sort of WINE lite as I understand it) to the full version? ie, is it more trouble to upgrade than it is to just start with the full version of WINE? thanks for the original article as well as any followup thoughts.

twickline said...

IE's4Linux/Mac is a script that uses Wine... You must have Wine installed to use the script.

Tom

Eric L. Chen said...

To run on FreeBSD need patch:
--- ies4linux-2.99.0/lib/functions.sh 2007-11-26 14:28:16.000000000 +0800
+++ ies4linux-2.99.0/lib/functions.sh 2008-01-29 15:42:48.000000000 +0800
@@ -200,7 +200,7 @@
}

wc '-c' "$1" &> '/dev/null' && {
- wc '-c' "$1"
+ wc '-c' "$1" | awk '{print $1}'
return 0
}