Monday, May 17, 2010

Boxy but good enough

We're happy to announce initial Internet Explorer support for SUSE Studio!



It's taken countless hours, lots of creative debugging, and many mysterious bug hunts — but we've finally done it.


(This was one of the more "helpful" error messages!)

There are a few know issues at this time, however:
  • Testdrive does not fully work — the sidebar buttons are not enabled and the tabs do not not show up. It seems to be related to a Flash issue.
  • Sidebar sticking doesn't seem to occur, so you may need to scroll up to see warnings and errors.
  • Some graphics glitches are visible. This is related to PNG alpha transparency and opacity. It sometimes affects fonts as well. There are a few workarounds already, and we may have to add more.

Also, it's worth noting that we do not plan to make SUSE Studio look the same in Internet Explorer. For now, this means that you will not see rounded corners, subtle shadows, and a few animations. Also, Internet Explorer 8 is noticeably slower than the competition (but it's still acceptably quick). Internet Explorer 9 (in beta now) should address these issues.

If you use SUSE Studio on Windows, please take the site for a spin in Internet Explorer 8 and let us know how it goes! If you do run into any bugs, please inform us either in a comment here or by clicking the feedback link to let us know what happened. Thanks!
 
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