We now have version 1.0 of the LibX extension for IE out. We've addressed the all users install issue, and added a first run dialog to allow users to enable or disable the toolbar component as needed. As always, please rebuild your edition to see these changes.
LibX IE builds have been enabled once again. IE now supports remote updates for cues so a rebuild is not required if a cue doesn't show on a particular page. We've also addressed a few outstanding issues such the refresh issue. We're currently getting autolink to work with IE and hope to have a build with this feature soon.
For those of you who were having trouble installing the Internet Explorer version of the LibX toolbar due to network issues, we've added a new option to the edition builder. You can find it under the My Editions tab under the Build Revision #x button. (Re)building your edition with this option selected will create an installation file with all necessary dll files included.
We released a new beta version of LibX for IE. This version now shows cues on almost every page that the Firefox version does. Also, a problem with the update function has been fixed. We've also integrated jQuery into LibX, so cues actually fade in over time.
We've also deployed Bugzilla for keeping track of issues with LibX. You may try it out here. Keep in mind that we're still working with the system, so if you have any questions, please send an email to the mailing list.
In order to make these changes available to users of your edition, please rebuild your edition using the edition builder
We released a new beta version of LibX for IE. This version will now retrieve icon sources from your local machine. Also, as a general update to LibX, this version now allows for different icons for the edition, cues, and COinS. To see these changes and make them available to users of your edition, please rebuild your edition using the edition builder
LibX for Internet Explorer is available to end users for testing. By default, the installer is built along with the Firefox version when one creates their edition using the edition builder interface. To get a copy, choose one of the existing editions in the edition builder and click on the Internet Explorer link near the bottom of the page. If you create your own edition, you can download the installer by clicking the appropriate the appropriate link on the revision test page.
Currently, LibX for Internet Explorer supports many of the same features as the Firefox version including title, keyword, and author searches either through the toolbar itself, or by highlighting the text in the page and using the right-click context menu. It also supports use of your library's OpenURL resolver (which allows for linking to library resources directly from a given webpage). It also supports creating OpenURL links from COinS (Context Object in Span). Google scholar support is also provided, either through highlighting text on the page and using the context menu, or "dragging" the text to the scholar icon on the toolbar itself.
As of April 25th, LibX for Internet Explorer supports cues for almost as many websites as the Firefox version does (the exceptions are booklistonline.com and chapters.ca). Neither autolinking ISBNs nor ISSNs are working at this time.
.jpg files do not work as edition icon (they will not show up.) Until we fix that, work around it by converting the icon to .gif or .ico. For multi-resolution .ico files, there may be problems in choosing the correct resolution (i. e., sometimes the larger version is displayed when the smaller one ought to be).
A list of plugins for Internet Explorer, other than the LibX toolbar, that are currently installed
We have tested the LibX toolbar on Internet Explorer with existing installations of the Google toolbar and the Yahoo toolbar. We have not tested with many other toolbar installations.
A copy of the libxLog.txt file.
C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\LibX\logsIf you're running Windows Vista, you can find a copy in:
(where <user name> is replaced with your Windows user account name)
If you're unable to find this folder on your system, you need to turn on "show system files and folders" or "show hidden files and folders". If you're running Windows XP, you can find this option in the Tools menu, Folder Options option, View tab under Advanced settings in Windows Explorer. If you're running Windows Vista, open Control Panel, switch to classic view, go to folder options, and click on the View tab. Then under "Hidden files and folders", click on "Show hidden files and folders"
Screenshots (use Alt-Print Screen)
A description of what you were trying to do
A copy of your userprefs.xml file (if you've changed your preferences from the default settings)
C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\LibX\contentIf you're running Windows Vista, you can find a copy in:
C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\LibX\content(where <user name> is replaced with your Windows user account name)
Currently, IE supports cues for all pages except for booklistonline.com and chapters.ca
A few users have reported problems with installation due to network issues (firewall configuration) which prevents the installer from downloading dll files necessary for the Internet Explorer version to work.