Forum: Ruby on Rails [OT] Multiple versions of IE on one box for testing

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2b891e820c238ded365d035771603f21?d=identicon&s=25 Bill Walton (Guest)
on 2007-02-01 21:39
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Hi,

Normally I'd just give this a try and see what happens.  I'm under a bit
of a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if
Windows barfs.

I've got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6.  Can I have multiple
versions of IE on my system?  If so, are there any gotcha's avoid?

Thanks.  And sorry for the noise.

Bill
3359fe304445143e71f2bb61e549ebc0?d=identicon&s=25 Jake Cutter (Guest)
on 2007-02-01 21:51
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On 2/1/07, Bill Walton <bill.walton@charter.net> wrote:
>
>  Hi,
>
> Normally I'd just give this a try and see what happens.  I'm under a bit
> of a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if Windows
> barfs.
>
> I've got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6.  Can I have multiple
> versions of IE on my system?  If so, are there any gotcha's avoid?
>

Bill,

I did the research sometime back, and no, you can't. Microsoft makes a
virtualpc instance available for this purpose. Read about it here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-an...

Hope this helps.

Jake
316c03a99e8ed311e5462d94f085fc2e?d=identicon&s=25 John Ivanoff (Guest)
on 2007-02-01 21:52
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C4dc94c893471878a105761a9207f29b?d=identicon&s=25 Zack Chandler (Guest)
on 2007-02-01 21:55
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On 2/1/07, Bill Walton <bill.walton@charter.net> wrote:
>
If you have a mac then Parallels plus a few virtual machines (each
with a different browser version) will work very nicely.

--
Zack Chandler
http://depixelate.com
2b891e820c238ded365d035771603f21?d=identicon&s=25 Bill Walton (Guest)
on 2007-02-01 21:57
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Thanks, Jake.  I was afraid of that.  Thanks for the link, though.  I
appreciate it.

Best regards,
Bill
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Jake Cutter
  To: rubyonrails-talk@googlegroups.com
  Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 2:49 PM
  Subject: [Rails] Re: [OT] Multiple versions of IE on one box for
testing


  On 2/1/07, Bill Walton <bill.walton@charter.net> wrote:
    Hi,

    Normally I'd just give this a try and see what happens.  I'm under a
bit of a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if
Windows barfs.

    I've got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6.  Can I have
multiple versions of IE on my system?  If so, are there any gotcha's
avoid?

  Bill,

  I did the research sometime back, and no, you can't. Microsoft makes a
virtualpc instance available for this purpose. Read about it here:

  http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-an...

  Hope this helps.

  Jake
E6d130d35ecbda878f38318b98d5043c?d=identicon&s=25 Clayton Cottingham (Guest)
on 2007-02-01 21:58
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I use this to test browser inconsistencies

http://browsershots.org/



its pretty good so far



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From: rubyonrails-talk@googlegroups.com
[mailto:rubyonrails-talk@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Jake Cutter
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 12:50 PM
To: rubyonrails-talk@googlegroups.com
Subject: [Rails] Re: [OT] Multiple versions of IE on one box for testing



On 2/1/07, Bill Walton <bill.walton@charter.net> wrote:

Hi,



Normally I'd just give this a try and see what happens.  I'm under a bit
of
a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if Windows
barfs.



I've got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6.  Can I have multiple
versions of IE on my system?  If so, are there any gotcha's avoid?


Bill,

I did the research sometime back, and no, you can't. Microsoft makes a
virtualpc instance available for this purpose. Read about it here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-an...
machine.aspx

Hope this helps.

Jake
2b891e820c238ded365d035771603f21?d=identicon&s=25 Bill Walton (Guest)
on 2007-02-01 22:17
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Now that's cool.  Thanks, Clayton.  I'll give it a shot.
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Clayton Cottingham
  To: rubyonrails-talk@googlegroups.com
  Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 2:53 PM
  Subject: [Rails] Re: [OT] Multiple versions of IE on one box for
testing






  I use this to test browser inconsistencies

  http://browsershots.org/



  its pretty good so far




------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  From: rubyonrails-talk@googlegroups.com
[mailto:rubyonrails-talk@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Jake Cutter
  Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 12:50 PM
  To: rubyonrails-talk@googlegroups.com
  Subject: [Rails] Re: [OT] Multiple versions of IE on one box for
testing



  On 2/1/07, Bill Walton <bill.walton@charter.net> wrote:

    Hi,



    Normally I'd just give this a try and see what happens.  I'm under a
bit of a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if
Windows barfs.



    I've got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6.  Can I have
multiple versions of IE on my system?  If so, are there any gotcha's
avoid?


  Bill,

  I did the research sometime back, and no, you can't. Microsoft makes a
virtualpc instance available for this purpose. Read about it here:

  http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-an...

  Hope this helps.

  Jake
2b891e820c238ded365d035771603f21?d=identicon&s=25 Bill Walton (Guest)
on 2007-02-01 22:19
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Hi Zack,

I don't.  But probably will again soon.  My first box was a Mac.  Before
they came with hard drives ;-)

Best regards,
Bill
Aad37b5f7116c8d1f547d23b37566032?d=identicon&s=25 Greg Donald (destiney)
on 2007-02-01 22:19
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On Feb 1, 2:38 pm, "Bill Walton" <bill.wal...@charter.net> wrote:
> I've got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6.  Can I have multiple versions of IE 
on

If you have an old Linux box sitting around you can have lots of
versions of IE:

http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page


--
Greg Donald
http://destiney.com/
C004d67820a114e24ccf6f2ddaf5b236?d=identicon&s=25 Richard Livsey (Guest)
on 2007-02-01 22:30
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On 2/1/07, Bill Walton <bill.walton@charter.net> wrote:

Hi,



Normally I'd just give this a try and see what happens.  I'm under a bit
of
a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if Windows
barfs.



I've got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6.  Can I have multiple
versions of IE on my system?  If so, are there any gotcha's avoid?


Bill,

I did the research sometime back, and no, you can't. Microsoft makes a
virtualpc instance available for this purpose. Read about it here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-an...
machine.aspx

Hope this helps.

Jake
B5feafb2c66fdff60029deda63f99f93?d=identicon&s=25 dweinand (Guest)
on 2007-02-01 22:32
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try this:
http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE

thats what i'm using. works like a charm.

HTH
C004d67820a114e24ccf6f2ddaf5b236?d=identicon&s=25 Richard Livsey (Guest)
on 2007-02-01 22:36
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Give this a try:



http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE



Has worked well for me.



hth



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Richard Livsey

Head of Agile Development, CitySafe



http://citysafe.org ....... CitySafe

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http://livsey.org ......... Blog : Musings of a Rails Developer



From: rubyonrails-talk@googlegroups.com
[mailto:rubyonrails-talk@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Jake Cutter
Sent: 01 February 2007 20:50
To: rubyonrails-talk@googlegroups.com
Subject: [Rails] Re: [OT] Multiple versions of IE on one box for testing



On 2/1/07, Bill Walton <bill.walton@charter.net> wrote:

Hi,



Normally I'd just give this a try and see what happens.  I'm under a bit
of
a time crunch at the moment, though, and can afford the loss if Windows
barfs.



I've got IE7 but need to test my CSS in IE5 & IE6.  Can I have multiple
versions of IE on my system?  If so, are there any gotcha's avoid?


Bill,

I did the research sometime back, and no, you can't. Microsoft makes a
virtualpc instance available for this purpose. Read about it here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-an...
machine.aspx

Hope this helps.

Jake
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on 2007-02-01 22:41
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