Using Google Gears in Uploader

John Norman john at caret.cam.ac.uk
Fri Sep 26 12:49:23 UTC 2008


Updater in previous mail should have read uploader :(
J
On 26 Sep 2008, at 13:12, John Norman wrote:

> I just got my prompt to update FireFox. I did so. There was a message
> saying Google Gears would not work in the updated version and once
> updated it would check for updated versions of Google Gears. I
> continued. After completing the update it asked if I wanted to check
> for updates to Google Gears. I did. It said no updates were found, try
> again later.
>
> I was not watching carefully and I may have got some of this a bit
> wrong. I also haven't tried to use Google Gears yet to see if the old
> version is working in spite of the message, but I am writing a quick
> note to record an issue while it is fresh. This could cause a lot of
> issues in a busy installation IF we are relying on Google Gears as a
> substitute for Flash in a world where Flash does not support the
> upload functionality (i.e. Flash 10 currently and Flash on Linux any
> version). Hopefully unlikely, but I understand the Gears work to be at
> least partly driven by thinking it a contingency plan for this  
> scenario.
>
> John
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