[Sugar-devel] Gears in Browse
lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Thu May 28 09:58:29 EDT 2009
2009/5/28 Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>:
> 2009/5/28 Lucian Branescu <lucian.branescu at gmail.com>:
>> For both Webified and Karma, Gears support in Browse is necessary (or
>> at least preferred), but AFAIK there is currently no strategy to get
>> it running.
> I have managed to get it running in Browse some months ago by
> expanding the .xpi and installing the files in a couple of different
> directories. I could help you find which are those dirs.
I tried that, but it didn't work. I welcome help :)
>> Since Browse uses xulrunner, it should be possible to use the Firefox
>> version of Gears, with possible modifications. However, I could not
>> find any documentation about XUL/Firefox extensions running on Browse.
> Not all extensions can run in Browse, as some will use stuff only
> present in firefox, thunderbird, etc. But Google Gears only depends on
> stuff in xulrunner so it works fine once it's properly installed.
I know not all extensions can run in Browse, but AFAIK Gears doesn't
target the firefox .xul. It's quite non-invasive in all browsers in
>> On a related note, Sebastian Dzillas has done some work on packaging
>> Gears in a .rpm for Firefox. The work is not complete, as the
>> extension tries to write in places owned by root, instead of the local
>> user profile. My project would probably need to be able to
>> move/edit/delete the Gears profile for Journal integration (search
>> your .mozilla default profile for the folder 'Google Gears for
>> Firefox' after installing Gears in Firefox).
> You mean that GG tries to write in /usr if it has been installed in
> /usr? That sounds wrong and may be configurable or fixable.
I think /usr, I didn't check. I will today.
Yes, it certainly is fixable, but I'm not sure it is also
configurable. I'd hate to have to patch and compile Gears for the .rpm
I'll investigate some more
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