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Ticket #6312 (closed: wontfix)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Downloads crash Internet Explorer 6

Reported by: murphyatgenome Owned by:
Keywords: IE6 windows explorer download crash Cc:
Private: no


Re: the closed ticket #4082:

Whenever I try to download something (7-Zip, MinGW) from Source Forge with Internet Explorer 6, the browser crashes during or before the download.

My Open Source project (cnv) is hosted on Source Forge, and I'm concerned that many of my potential users may be using IE6.

IE6 still has a significant presence on the web. All browser stats are bogus except for one's own, but I've seen estimates that IE6 may account for around 20% of browser activity on the web.

Here are the stats on my IE6 crash:

AppName: iexplore.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.5512 ModName: mshtml.dll
ModVer: 6.0.2900.5890 Offset: 0008f2a5

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by ctsai

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to wontfix


Thank you for your concern, however, we no longer support IE6 (and haven't for some time). You can see a list of browsers we support here.

We have also been monitoring browser hits on our site, and we've found that the bulk of users have dropped IE6. We will not be fixing this issue.

Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

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