The new Developer Tools in IE8 are a Good Thing ™. They bring the power and flexibility FireFox users have been experiencing with Firebug to the IE8 platform. The only negative is for people like the developers of DebugBar who were hoping to make some income off of a specialized browser add-in.
Well, that whole IE8 thing has been resolved. My confusion was mainly due to grabbing the wrong installer a little too soon. I had downloaded RC1, which had a build of 8.0.6001.18372 at about 12:28 EDT. The problem is that I needed to way a bit longer. If you get the installer now, it’s 8.0.6001.18702, with an Update Versions of 0 instead of Release Candiddate 1. It also looks like the WordPress problem that I found with RC1 has been fixed in IE 8 final.
Much quicker than originally planned, Microsoft has released IE 8. The installer says that it’s “Release Candidate 1″ in the EULA, and most of the MS web pages still have the remains of “Beta” status. So it’s hard to tell. According to Dave Winer, there’s no final final available of IE 8. At any rate, posting seems to be doable as long as you use the compatibility mode. When not using compatibility mode, the posting editor does not wrap the text.