Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#404 reviewing change

Validate Internet Explorer version in the installer — at Version 6

Reported by: trev Assignee:
Priority: P3 Milestone:
Module: Adblock-Plus-for-Internet-Explorer Keywords: installer
Cc: eric@… Blocked By:
Blocking: #1090 Platform: Internet Explorer
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
Review URL(s):



Currently we don't check the Internet Explorer version that is installed. Given that we no longer want to support Internet Explorer 6 and 7 this needs to change

What to change

The installed should show an error message recommending the user to update.

Change History (6)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 6 years ago by eric@…

In addition to the installer, we should probably also add a check in the plugin itself. Parallel installation of multiple versions of IE isn't common, but is possible. The scenario is that the install detects a later version of IE on the system but the plugin runs under a non-supported version. Even if rare, we likely don't want our plugin crashing the browser.

We get different information from the plugin than is available in the installer. With the plugin, we can locate the executable we're running under. This need not be the same executable as we find in the ordinary place on the file system. There may be an IE API call to determine the version, but I don't know it offhand.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 6 years ago by trev

Replying to eric@…:

Parallel installation of multiple versions of IE isn't common, but is possible.

This is an explicitly unsupported setup - and everybody doing that knows that it is unsupported (already because there are numerous issues). So I don't think verifying IE version in the plugin is really a priority. Doing that in the installer is however.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by philll

  • Platform set to Internet Explorer

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by eric@…

  • Blocking 1090 added

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by fhd

  • Keywords installer added

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by eric@…

  • Review URL(s) modified (diff)
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