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    RM Smartcache & IE10 - you hateful timewasters

    Just in case other people get caught out - we have a RM Dumbcache version 2b.11 [SNU-C]. My W7 pc upgraded itself to IE10 without me noticing. This breaks some of the Dumbcache screens (filtering / user management, filter list management for example - nothing important!), leaving you with both Firefox and IE not working properly with the Dumbcache.

    The workaround is to uninstall IE10 - you end up with IE9 which appears to work.

    No points for RM for making a browser dependent web interface - after all, that wasn't uncommon back in 2006 - the date of the copyright notice. No points either for not seeming to have maintained or improved it since then. I can't wait for the day I see the back of that device.

    Points to @sparkeh for making me double check it's not a browser issue.

    The great irony, of course, is that the dumbcache is based on pretty much the same tech as smoothwall - which I bet isn't even slightly browser dependent.

    Thanks for listening, rant over.

    Mat

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    That's off my office pc is IE10 and smart cache loads fine

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    RM dont even advertise smartcache for sale now which says it all about its long term prospects, instead they are marketing lightspeed and smoothwall solutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallwood_6 View Post
    RM dont even advertise smartcache for sale now which says it all about its long term prospects, instead they are marketing lightspeed and smoothwall solutions.
    Doesn't stop them selling it unfortunately!

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    Useless! - I got one as part of the LEA Broadband agreement, still sitting in the box un opened for the past three years now!

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    Making stuff work in all browsers *is* still a PITA, but perhaps less than it used to be. OTOH, back in the day "it works in IE" == "it works", now you have much more to think about. We only really test IE and FF hard - but we fix reported bugs for many many more.

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    Above anything else it's a truly pathetic looking piece of kit. Absolutely shameful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Making stuff work in all browsers *is* still a PITA, but perhaps less than it used to be. OTOH, back in the day "it works in IE" == "it works", now you have much more to think about. We only really test IE and FF hard - but we fix reported bugs for many many more.
    How does FF market share compare to chrome?

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