That was precisely my point. Either WLMail 2010 (or whatever the
next release is called) is designed to work independent of IE, or
IE8 - or some elements of it - will be insinuated into the
'essentials' package along with the other bits that the Live (and
other?) apps need to function. Another option would be to
incorporate the 'common' functions of IE - like its print engine or
Internet connection discovery mechanism - into the OS, but if that
had happened, you beta testers would have noticed. Then again, they
might have forgotten that WLMail has to have IE in order to work
properly. It'll be interesting to find out.
Is there any chance, do you think, that the next version of WLMail
will no longer function under XP?
"Colin Brown WLMVP" <Hackersoft1@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Windows 7 will not come with WLM. That will have to be downloaded
> As for the browser, from what I understand (although this appears
> to be changing almost daily), the EU version of Windows 7 will now
> allow you to choose which browser you want installed.
> The question really is, what if someone picks Firefox as their
> browser then downloads WLM. Will WLM work correctly? The answer to
> which is I currently have no idea as this scenario has never been
> tested (to my knowledge. The beta code included IE8 so this wasn't
> something that could be tested).
> WLM isn't the only product that's reliant on IE however.
> "Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> We've heard that Windows 7 will ship with no mail client and no
>> browser. In view of the fact that WLMail currently depends on IE
>> for some of its functioning (e.g. printing), does this mean that
>> WLMail Wave 4 will include its own print engine, internet
>> connection mechanisms and so on? Or are these built in to the OS?