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Future version of Internet Explorer gains public bug repository

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Microsoft announced the creation of a public database on bugs related to the future version of your browser Internet, IE 7. From your blog, the company admits that it was often approached by customers about the lack of such a repository, a common practice in projects open-source like Mozilla’s Firefox.

The database of bugs can be accessed through the Microsoft Connect website by anyone with a Passport account. Security issues related to previous versions of browser should not be reported to the repository now created, explained Al Billings, one of the members of the Internet Explorer project team, from the blog, cited by C | Net.

«There were many customers who asked us why we didn’t offer a better way to access bugs of IE, as for example with Firefox’s Bugzilla «, said Al Billings.» We didn’t always have a good answer, except that it was something we had never done before «.

According to the official, the team ended up concluding that the customers were right and bet on the availability of a public database where IE users can leave their feedback or make suggestions for improvement.

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