Opened 15 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#12946 closed request (wontfix)

RFP: IEs4Linux / IEs4Mac

Reported by: alej.chow@… Owned by: ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version:
Keywords: Cc: alej.chow@…, chrstphrchvz (Christopher Chavez)


IEs4Linux allows for Microsoft Internet Explorer to run on a linux-based system without requiring Wine. Of the various end users, this would be helpful for any web developer who needs to test on various browsers but does not have a Windows-based machine.

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Cc: alej.chow@… ryandesign@… added
Owner: changed from macports-dev@… to ryandesign@…

I was working on a port for IEs4Linux but got stuck on something and forgot about it. I'll see if I can finish it up.

Note that Microsoft's legalese says you must own a copy of Windows in order to use IE, even if you're using IE through IEs4Linux.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Cc: ryandesign@… removed
Summary: RFP: IEs4LinuxRFP: IEs4Linux / IEs4Mac

Good news: It looks like a) IEs4Linux 2.99.0 works better on Mac OS X, and b) soon there will be IEs4Mac.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

I have spent a very long time trying to make this work today. And it doesn't work yet. Moreover, the current version of IEs4Linux in their Subversion repository has changed quite a bit, and does seem to work better than 2.99.0. We may just have to wait for version 3.0 before a portfile gets made. Though I should attach what I've got so far to this ticket.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by jmroot (Joshua Root)

Type: enhancementrequest

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by (none)

Milestone: Port Requests

Milestone Port Requests deleted

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by chrstphrchvz (Christopher Chavez)

IEs4Linux/IEs4Mac/IEs4OSX haven't been maintained since ~2008. There are other maintained Wine derivatives with automated IE installation such as WineBottler (which is what IEs4OSX redirects to) and PlayOnMac, but none of those are in MacPorts.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by chrstphrchvz (Christopher Chavez)

Cc: chrstphrchvz added

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
Version: 1.5.0

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

We do have winetricks, which claims to be able to install IE 6, 7, and 8.

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