Microsoft: IE 8 Developers, Start Your Engines
Microsoft says a release candidate version of its Internet Explorer 8 browser is imminent and application developers ought to get ready. Dean Hachamovitch, general manager of Internet Explorer at Microsoft, says Microsoft will soon release an RC version of the IE 8 browser with enhanced standards support, better tooling and other new features added since the Beta 2 release of the Web browser.Microsoft says a release candidate version of its Internet Explorer 8 Web browser is imminent and developers ought to get ready for it. In an interview with eWEEK, Dean Hachamovitch, general manager of Internet Explorer for Microsoft, said, "If I had a bumper sticker in mind for this it would say: 'Developers, start your engines.'"
Hachamovitch said Microsoft has been doing a lot of work since IE 8 Beta 2. "To me a beta is all about listening, and we've done that and focused a lot of work on putting the things we learned from developers into RC1 [Release Candidate 1], and that's just around the corner," he said. "It's all about developers. There's a sense of urgency about getting ready for the next release. It's about helping developers understand how to sign off on their sites-so they'll be ready when IE 8 RC comes out."