[Ubuntu-BD] Gear

Tarin Mahmood mrlinux045 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 19:26:23 GMT 2008


Yep, he is talking about that.

I'll try to give a short explanation:

gear is a plugin for firefox (at this moment) that lets you use a web
application in offline mode.  Works only with AJAX based web apps. Normal
websites will not work. As far as I know Currently Zoho writer, Google
reader, Remember the milk are some applications that supports Gears.

the basic idea is the plugin caches data (in case of google reader, feeds)
to your hard drive and let you browse the data in offline mode like you
normally would in online mode.

No its not resource hungry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_gears

Mahmood


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