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arachnion
post May 6 2005, 03:57 PM
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I make websites, and since quite a lot of people still use Internet Explorer (IE) I need it.
I am running Mepis (debian based)

I am kind of a Linux n00b (basic knowledge of bash and commands, etc) so I don't know how to handle this. (wine? crossover?)

tips, links, suggestions?
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post May 6 2005, 08:11 PM
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post May 6 2005, 09:23 PM
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IE should work in wine.

However, I'm confused as to why you need IE. If your website is designed well, it should work well with firefox/mozilla. Unless it uses ActiveX.

IE + ActiveX will work under wine.


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post May 7 2005, 07:54 AM
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I'm not able to start IE in wine. It just does nothing. I also tried a standalone version (http://www.skyzyx.com/downloads/) which has the same problem.
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post May 7 2005, 03:10 PM
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Termina -> It is good to test the site in IE to make sure it works OK in it.

Arachnion -> It would be best to dual-boot for that purpose. I ahve in the past got Wine to run IE OK, but things often break when they release new versions.

You should just be able to "cd /path/to/ie/on.actual/windows/disk" then "wine iexplore.exe"

Make surethat wine is setup correctly though. There should be a directory called ".wine" in your home directory containing and other directory called drives. The drives directory should have symlinks to the various drives. Make sure c: points at a windows install (or fake windows install).

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If your website is code well odds are it will look like crap in IE. IE is so non-standards compliant that code that perfectly validates w3c standards and look right in Firefox could very well fall apart in IE.

I suggest that you keep a dual boot around. I do all my web design on macs and just either have my own Windows box somewhere to boot it up, or I have nice friends that can send me screen shots of the page. Good luck.


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IE isnt standards compliant, but you can still create a standards compliant website that works about the same in IE and others with a bit of tweaking. This is however, rather off-topic wink.gif

I always test sites on an actual Windows install, because fonts look a bit different in Wine, and that can have an effect on the way the page renders.

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