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Status: WontFix
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Closed: Jul 2009
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OS: Mac
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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Gears is not supported

Project Member Reported by rohitrao@chromium.org, Jun 2 2009

Issue description

Tracking bug for the Mac OS known issue:
Gears is not supported.
 
Status: Untriaged
Status: WontFix
we're not supporting gears on mac in favor of HTML5 additions.

Comment 3 by pphan...@gmail.com, Jul 29 2009

I guess the essential about this is that things such as offline Gmail (which claim to 
require Gears) work (which it doesn't at the moment).

Comment 4 by rl...@rlove.org, Aug 5 2009

pinkerton, note (AFAIK) that HTML5 doesn't provide any geolocation, so if Gears is not supported please do 
provide support for the w3c geo stuff. Right now, neither the gears nor the w3c location calls work.

Comment 5 by jon@chromium.org, Sep 24 2009

Geo location API is being tracked with  Issue 11246 
It's a little confusing that this issue is listed on 
http://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/dev/developers/mac-known-issues despite 
being WontFix. Is there another issue for offline support (etc) that can be linked from 
that page instead? (I couldn't find one.)

Comment 7 by edcr...@gmail.com, Oct 12 2009

So what is the plan for that HTML 5 support and gmail being enabled to recognize the 
offline email support? I just cant use gmail properly is i cannot access my stuff when 
offline. This is a very important feature.
 Issue 25726  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 9 by oxus...@gmail.com, Nov 26 2009

Following up on Comment #6: Why is this still listed on "mac-known-issues" if it is 
marked as "won't fix"?
@pinkerton
Let me summarize current state of offline services support in Chromium.
1. There _are_ Gears in Chrome for Windows. 
2. You do not want to support Gears in Chromium in favor of HTML5's Offline Storage.
3. HTML5 Offline Storage is not supported neither by GMail, as well as any Gears-
relied service.

Did I miss something?
 Issue 30279  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 12 by Deleted ...@, Jan 5 2010

BOTTOM LINE PLEASE:  when will we be able to use gmail offline on chrome for MAC? 
Any news about Gmail offline support on Chromium?
This needs to be looked back into. Whether or not gears will be supported, offline 
support for gmail and reader should be there. Either add support for gears or hurry up 
with the HTML5 support.
One other factor to consider is that Firefox 3.6 also has no supported gears at this 
point.  That leaves mac users without offline gmail support.  Perhaps that's not 
completely a chromium concern, but it doesn't leave mac users with a good feeling 
about gmail and other tools that rely on gears.

Note that there is a gears that has been user built that mostly seems to work on 
Firefox 3.6, so that suggests that Snow Leopard has sufficient support for gears 
(something that I had heard rumors was not the case).  I haven't tried gears for 
safari, so there might be one option for those of us who rely on gears day to day.
Gears seems to work just fine in Snow Leopard.

Btw, Gears is also missing from the Linux port of Chrome. It doesn't make sense to only have Gears support in the Windows port. To attain consistency, either remove Gears from the Windows port too or support Gears in all ports until at least major web apps (the google ones) move over to HTML 5 for their offline features.
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Comment 17 by bugdroid1@chromium.org, Oct 12 2012

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