Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, RM Smartcache & IE10 - you hateful timewasters in Technical; Just in case other people get caught out - we have a RM Dumbcache version 2b.11 [SNU-C]. My W7 pc ...
10th April 2013, 04:40 PM #1
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.
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10th April 2013, 05:02 PM #2
That's off my office pc is IE10 and smart cache loads fine
10th April 2013, 07:09 PM #3
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.
11th April 2013, 01:01 PM #4
Doesn't stop them selling it unfortunately!
Originally Posted by Tallwood_6
11th April 2013, 01:15 PM #5
Useless! - I got one as part of the LEA Broadband agreement, still sitting in the box un opened for the past three years now!
11th April 2013, 04:33 PM #6
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.
11th April 2013, 04:43 PM #7
Above anything else it's a truly pathetic looking piece of kit. Absolutely shameful.
12th April 2013, 08:42 PM #8
How does FF market share compare to chrome?
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