PunBB 1.2.14 and Internet Explorer 7

PunBB 1.2.14 has been released. According to the original announcement at PunBB.org the new point version it not only fixes some bugs, but also provides some minor enhancements:

  • Addresses a few security problems
  • Fixes a bug or two
  • Adds a search performance tweak
  • Adds stylesheet fixes to fully support the up-and-coming Internet Explorer 7 release

I'm extremely excited to to see the stylesheet fixes for IE7. A few open source projects have been extremely slow in addressing the fix changes for IE. Some developers, in my opinion, seem to be personal opinions ahead of the needs of their projects and their users. Granted, IE7 may not be fully CSS compliant. However, Microsoft has come a long way in trying to develop a more compliant IE6 by listening to many of the demands in the open source community. The fact is that IE7 has a better chance of alienating IE6 users since it is a big change for the Microsoft Windows drone user. I think it's time we cut Microsoft some slack...