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IE Team Interview?

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    Bas

    Apart from the many, many people and groups I'd like to see an interview with, the IE team has to be at the top of my list.

    There's a lot of controversy about their silence, especially after Microsoft's expressed wish to upgrade IE on a regular basis. It's not so much the lack of new versions of IE, but the complete and utter silence that's irking a lot of people.

    A quick dropping in with the camera to hear how they're all doing and what's happening next would be a perfect way to take away all that. And in my opinion Channel 9, being all about the conversation, would be the ideal platform for it.

    Any videos with the IE team scheduled in the near future? Any chance of slipping one in ahead of the others?

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    Rowan

    +1

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    cornelius

    Rowan wrote:
    +1



    they are either working on a firefox killer and are keeping silent so not to raise our hopes

    or

    the team was disbanded and we will never see another IE version and they are keeping silent as theres nothing to talk about



    but yea complete lack of info is disturbing

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    littleguru

    Rowan wrote:
    +1


    ++ (if they are ready to do an interview!)

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    vesuvius

    Oh yes, this team is certainly at the top of my list. Maybe a going deep?

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    Dr Herbie

    littleguru wrote:
    
    Rowan wrote:
    +1


    ++ (if they are ready to do an interview!)


    Only when they're ready -- too many broken promises from Microsoft in the past.
    Wait until they've got the finalised feature-set, at least.

    Transparency appears to be a double-edged sword Smiley

    Herbie

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    Bas

    I don't mean an interview in the sense of "tell us what features are going to be in IE8" but more one of those casual style ones that Charles did a while ago with Dr. Sneath. Just pop into the office for ten minutes, and have a casual chat. No need to reveal anything, just something that'll break the one year silence.

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    Dr Herbie

    Bas wrote:
    I don't mean an interview in the sense of "tell us what features are going to be in IE8" but more one of those casual style ones that Charles did a while ago with Dr. Sneath. Just pop into the office for ten minutes, and have a casual chat. No need to reveal anything, just something that'll break the one year silence.


    Ah, I see.  More like a "Hello?  Anybody home?" type of interview.
    I guess that would reassure a lot of people.  You could see if they all look calm and collected, or completely frazzled Smiley

    Herbie

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    Sven Groot

    I currently know only two things about IE8:
    - It's being worked on.
    - It's not ready yet.

    That's all they could tell me. Smiley

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    Bas

    Sven Groot wrote:
    
    - It's being worked on.


    Are you sure? Tongue Out

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    Sven Groot

    Bas wrote:
    
    Sven Groot wrote:
    
    - It's being worked on.


    Are you sure?

    That's what my sources say. Smiley

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    Dr Herbie

    Sven Groot wrote:
    
    Bas wrote:
    
    Sven Groot wrote:
    
    - It's being worked on.


    Are you sure?

    That's what my sources say.


    You have sources?  Ooh, how exciting!  I wish I had sources.
    I have sauces, but not sources Wink

    Do they say anything else?


    Herbie

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    Sven Groot

    Dr Herbie wrote:
    You have sources?  Ooh, how exciting!  I wish I had sources.
    I have sauces, but not sources

    I have sauces too. Tongue Out

    Basically the story is this: Eric Lawrence contacted me about a bug in Find As You Type, which I couldn't reproduce. Then he confessed to running it on an internal build of IE Next and that it was their bug.

    I told him I would need access to the internal builds to check it out, but so far no luck. Tongue Out

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    LaBomba

    Sven Groot wrote:
    I told him I would need access to the internal builds to check it out, but so far no luck. Tongue Out
    Haha, nice try though. Wink

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    Bas

    Sven Groot wrote:
    Basically the story is this: Eric Lawrence contacted me about a bug in Find As You Type, which I couldn't reproduce. Then he confessed to running it on an internal build of IE Next and that it was their bug.

    I told him I would need access to the internal builds to check it out, but so far no luck.


    If he emails you again, tell him to allow for a way to scroll a found word to the middle of the view. Tongue Out

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    stevo_

    ie next is just a short name right? I mean, whats after next?

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    Dr Herbie

    stevo_ wrote:
    ie next is just a short name right? I mean, whats after next?


    Could be 'Next but one"?

    Here we flag for 'Next Release' and 'Next Next Release' Smiley



    Herbie

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    Sven Groot

    creditcard wrote:
    I bet most of the IE team is working on Silverlight.

    I'm fairly sure that's not the same team.

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