Snow Leopard and Gears: The Possible Dream!

By  |  Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 3:42 pm

I keep blogging about Google Gears and Snow Leopard, and I’m doing so once again, but this time with good news: A Google representative just pinged me to say that it turns out that the incompatibility between Gears and Snow Leopard isn’t due to any fundamental incompatibility. It stems from a good old-fashioned bug. Which Google is in the process of fixing.

Gears still doesn’t work in Safari under Snow Leopard, and Chrome for OS X lacks the built-in Gears that’s one of the benefit of Chrome for Windows. And the future of Gears is still murky at best. But if you use Snow Leopard and Firefox, you should be able to get access to Gmail’s offline features and other Gears-enabled offline tools in Google Docs, Zoho, Remember the Milk, and other services. Soon, I hope.



2 Comments For This Post

  1. Ingolf Schaefer Says:

    Gears is an open source tool. Third party developers have already fixed Gears for 32 bit Snow Leopard. I am using it right now. The problem seems to be 64 bit and the absense of InputManagers in 64 bit Snow Leopard and this is not just a bug.

  2. Herman Ruzich Says:

    99% of blogs and sites today seem to be copy and past but this site is, keep up the excelent work – chaps

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