It’s really so simple, I’m surprised it doesn’t come bundled in distros. (Well I take that back, I’m as anti-microsoft as you can get, but unfortunately, we have to lower ourselves and our good work to the power of Bill who has it over those uninformed majority being brainwashed with a non-standard and flawed browser, that you have to break your code to get to work for it somethings).
Anyway, enough ranting, it’s all at www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/. If you can’t have this all done in 15 mins, well you need a faster internet connection! (it takes 14 mins for the downloads, and 1 min of work)
You need Wine and cabextract as pre-requisites.
$ cd /src/rpm $ wget http://optusnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/wine/wine-0.9.2-1fc1winehq.i386.rpm $ wget http://optusnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/wine/wine-0.9.2-1fc1winehq.src.rpm $ wget http://www.kyz.uklinux.net/downloads/cabextract-1.1-1.i386.rpm $ wget http://www.kyz.uklinux.net/downloads/cabextract-1.1-1.src.rpm $ rpm -ivh wine-0.9.2-1fc1winehq.i386.rpm cabextract-1.1-1.i386.rpm
$ cd /opt $ wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-1.3.4.tar.gz $ tar xvfz ies4linux-1.3.4.tar.gz $ cd ies4linux-1.3.4 # It pays to just check some config options as documented first # see http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/en/instructions/configuration/ $ ./ies4linux ================= IEs 4 Linux ================= Install IE6, IE5.5 and IE5 on Linux via Wine. Credits: Sergio Lopes slopes at gmail dot com Project page: http://tatanka.com.br/ies4linux See README file for more info Installation options:  Install IE6, IE5.5 and IE5  Install only IE6  Install only IE5.5  Install only IE5.0 Please choose an option: 1 ... [churning downloads from that site including DCOM98.EXE, mfc40.cab,249973USA8.exe, ie60.exe, ie55sp2.exe, ie501sp2.exe , swflash.cab ] ... [ OK ] Creating basic Windows installation ... Creating Wine Prefix Installing RICHED20 Installing DCOM98 Installing ActiveX MFC40 Finalizing [ OK ] Installing IE 6 ... Extracting downloaded exe file Extracting CAB files Installing TTF Fonts Configuring ie6 [ OK ] Installing IE 5.5 ... Extracting downloaded exe file Extracting CAB files Installing TTF Fonts Configuring ie55 [ OK ] Installing IE 5 ... Extracting downloaded exe file Extracting CAB files Installing TTF Fonts Configuring ie5 [ OK ] Installing Flash Player 8 ... Preparing installation Installing flash on ie6 Installing flash on ie55 Installing flash on ie5 [ OK ] IEs4Linux installations finished! ...
If you want it, you run ie5, ie55, ie60. If I could see just one improvement, a command that you pass a url, and it just opens 3 windows so you can see them all side by side on one screen (bigger screen needed). Of course if you could script input on one, and have it reflected on all that would be even cooler. I’d suspect you could probably achieve this, have a Firefox driver that records stuff, like TestGen4Web, and then replays across the other 3 exploder windows. Food for thought.
Thanks goes to Tate for telling me about this. Yet again, it’s the referral of a physical person that put you on the path.