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How about this for "Good I.T development".

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    How about this for "Good I.T development".


    Hi there
    Back in UK for a weekend visit to London to see some friends before the Olympic Games (Will avoid London like the plague during those Games --travel is horrendous at the best of times --I shudder to think what will happen when all those extra visitors are around and you get the "inevitable signal failure" on a busy tube line) so I logged on to SKY GO (SKY TV's online TV service --usually works fine).

    Anyway get message "Your Browser is no longer supported -- try upgrading to IE8" !!!!!!.

    I'm currently on Windows 8 with the LATEST version of IE !!! don't these I.T Scrobbits ever KNOW what is happening in the current market --W8 is likely to be released soon -- a lot of Sky Go customers won't be amused.!!!!

    Fiddling around with compatability mode / popup blockers etc etc -- did nothing.

    Please I.T developers -- check for Version XXX of a piece of software and if poss let LATER versions also use your application if it can -- or just say we haven't updated our software to use the latest version of I.E (or whatever).

    Telling me to "Upgrade my browser" when I've got the latest already installed would cause me if I were I.T manager to FIRE the developers . Probably these developers were the same lot that the Nat West Bank etc used which caused their recent outages leaving people "Seriously financially embarrassed" for up to 3 weeks.

    (Got it to work on a W2003 server Virtual Machine BTW - but shouldn't have to do that).
    Cheers
    jimbo

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    Nobody is going to take the time to reprogram their version checking utilities for pre-release versions of the OS. They are going to wait until the full versions are out and have final version numbers.

    From my perspective, I don't give two squirts over what may or may not work in our office currently on Windows 8 because it's not out yet. I won't lift a finger to work on anything until the RTM is out.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Nobody is going to take the time to reprogram their version checking utilities for pre-release versions of the OS. They are going to wait until the full versions are out and have final version numbers.

    From my perspective, I don't give two squirts over what may or may not work in our office currently on Windows 8 because it's not out yet. I won't lift a finger to work on anything until the RTM is out.
    Hi there
    I can sympathize with the working on stuff that *might or might not* get released is fine by me -- but surely issuing a more SENSIBLE message would not be difficult to program in the first place and to "not so initiated I.T developers" would show a bit more "professionalism".

    How about a message like this -- "Your current OS or Browser is currently not supported by this release", &param1, &parm2.

    where &param1 ==> detected OS, &param2===> detected browser version -- both these variables are easy to get at as part of system accessible identifiers..

    If you are feeling kind then perhaps you could issue a message saying :" latest version currently supported is :" .

    I'm sure this doesn't cause any major headaches in coding and could be quite useful to the user in fixing the problem too.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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