Internet Explorer 8 released today

In case you’ve missed it somehow, Internet Explorer 8 was officially released today at noon. The final build number is 8.0.6001.18702. Looks like neowin got it wrong again.

Setup packages are available for Windows XP (x86 and x64), Windows Server 2003 (x86 and x64), Windows Vista (x86 and x64) and Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64) from Microsoft’s download site.

Windows Updates Downloader 2.40 Build 1299 Released

Another buildĀ of the Windows Updates Downloader, version 2.40 Build 1299, has been published.

Thanks to the user community for helping me identify a rare bug with the windows update agent. I’ve also extended the Update List specifications to support identification of the base service pack. This should go a long way towards clearing up confusion people had between the Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 update lists. This is also a small but necessary step towards detecting locally installed updates.

Windows Updates Downloader 2.40 Build 1275 Released

I just published a new buildĀ of the Windows Updates Downloader, version 2.40 Build 1275.

Mostly little improvements based on community feedback such as allowing the window to resize and removing coloring of alternating rows. I also fixed a bug with the checkboxes that required double-clicking instead of reacting on a single click. Not quite sure how that slipped through in the previous build. At least it’s fixed.

I’ve almost got installed updates identification completed. I’ve managed to plug right into the Windows Updates Agent with a bit of help from a secret agent I know. I’ve identified the active operating system and the processor architecture as well. Once I figure out how to detect the native operating system language (and not the active culture), I’ll be able to implement highlighting and checkbox selection based on installed updates.