02-26-2009 06:39 PM
It's better to have people respond to posts in the forum than request that people email you directly. There is no value in filling a forum with questions.
02-26-2009 08:41 PM
QC will not run in Firefox. I also really don't see why it really makes any difference what browser it runs in. It can run in QC Explorer which is really just a dhtml control on a windows form and not a browser at all...
02-27-2009 05:15 AM
Note for firefox and Windows:
If you have windows OS and Firefox you can install IE Tab plugin to Firefox that will allow open IE directly in firefox so you do not have two applications open.
02-27-2009 05:45 AM
Also, I'm running QC Starter edition 10.0.
02-27-2009 08:42 AM
--- The difference is that IE is not available on Linux. BTW: Can QC Explorer run on Linux?
03-02-2009 01:01 AM
If you want to run it under other system (linux, unix, mac, ...) you can try some virtual program that simulate windows. But it does not mean that it will work correctly.
03-11-2009 11:12 AM - last edited on 03-09-2012 03:12 AM by RASHMI
I have tried in vain to get qc explorer to work in wine with no success. Currently I use a windows vm to use quality center in IE. . If anyone has had luck with qc explorer and wine please share.
To Eric S: Believe it or not there is a whole camp of people that are'nt running ie/windows. Seems kinda silly to market a bug tracking product to only windows/ie users.
If qc explorer is just a "dhtml client" then why not just make it platform independent?
I guess the last note I'll add on the topic is that for all the thick client 'goup' I fail to find the value for the overhead (slow even on lan, huge initial downloads to run the app)
But since Im stuck using it I'll beg for a platform independent client.
03-11-2009 02:38 PM - last edited on 03-09-2012 03:12 AM by RASHMI
QC is not dhtml. It's a combo of activex and .NET.
I think if your company purchased this tool they were aware that it was a windows only tool. You may think its silly and I wont argue that a true cross platform client would be ideal, but wanting wont change anything.
If you need to use QC when you are on a non windows system the best solution is citrix or another terminal server supported on your OS. The resources to run a remote window are low. VMWare on the workstation using an nlite'd XP build is very fast so I'm not sure what you think it is other than the fact that the client isn't native.
03-11-2009 08:32 PM
Sorry misread your statement. I guess its really just another windows form.
Your recommendations are appreciated but its hard to justify dumping more into qc. Citrix is hardly an affordable solution.
I guess hp really only needs a IE / windows user base for its bug tracking software.
03-12-2009 02:28 AM
I think we all agree that this platform dependant on windows is not the best way but it done on it and just now we cannot change it.
I hope some future version will be platform independant.
If you need to access QC from non windows then you have to find another solution. Like wine, VMware, windows vm, citrix or just another computer and terminal window or I think you will find a lot of another ways. Nothink will be so quick.
I do not know what do you mean with a dhtml control but DHTML is expanded HTML protocol. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhtml.
It is not an windows active x. And QC use windows Active X. Which is realy the thick client that need the windows system and .Net.
It is not a DHTML.
So the QC Explorer is just a thick client for QC that contain that Active X components.
03-12-2009 04:16 AM
What the QCE gets you is that the browser control you are using does not impose the security restrictions that IE does.
There is no part of QC that uses IE for HTTP communication other than the first pages where the client loads up.
Once you understand what the client is doing then the terms we use to describe the controls etc are less important.
09-08-2009 01:13 PM
03-25-2010 05:41 AM
Is there anyway for me since in my company they use this QC ? Should I resign (probably yes) ?
08-19-2010 07:56 PM
I can't believe that such a product exists, If I could quit my place of employment I would... but im stuck here and the HP people know it and they know they have a bunch of people stuck with QC so they just continue to use a POS service that is slow and retarded.
that is all
04-14-2011 09:18 PM
I'm using QC and Firefox (with IE Tab 2 add ons).
Therefore, the QC is loaded within Firefox browser but it's using the IE engine to load the QC (only for QC, but for the rest of tabs it's using firefox engine).
Some people may argue - what's the point of using IE Tab which means you're using IE indirectly.
Yes, but I'm more convenient to open only 1 favourite browser (Firefox) and have multi tabs on it rather than open another IE browser with only QC loaded in it.
Please see the attached screenshot
06-07-2011 10:35 AM - last edited on 03-09-2012 03:13 AM by RASHMI
How long before HP decideds to allow QC to work with IE9? It is sad to be held hostage by this little gem. Why can't you fix it so that moving from version to version isn't a big a deal. Or... when you hear microsoft is working on (and/or about to release) a new browser version... work on supporting it.
I would have been fired long ago.