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11 February 2009 @ 1pm

Google Gears and Webkit Nightlies

I’ve been using Google Gears with Safari the past few weeks, pri­mar­i­ly for Word­Press 2.7’s “Tur­bo Mode” (use­ful on low-band­width or high-laten­cy links), and sec­on­dar­i­ly for Gmail’s offline mode.

The cur­rent­ly released build ( of Google Gears isn’t com­pat­i­ble with the lat­est Webkit nightlies, how­ev­er. Good news, though: it’s a piece of cake to build it yourself.

Check out the source, and build it local­ly on your machine. I had no hic­cups with OS X 10.5.6 and Xcode 3.1.2, every­thing Just Worked The First Time.