Lately, there’s been a lot of Adobe Air and Google Gears talk around here.

Passpack Desktop has created quite the buzz among Adobe Air fans, but Google Gears fans have been leaving feedback too.

So when I got to the office this morning I wasn’t surprised to hear that Francesco had reincorporated Google Gears into Passpack. Passpack Offline Beta 6 lives on. I was surprised though to hear that he did it all after leaving the office. I am beginning to suspect that Francesco is a vampire or just a really practical person.

The latter seems more plausible for the following reasons:

  1. Adobe Air seems to be partially compatible with Linux, leaving out a few of our users
    .
  2. Passpack Users
    +Google Gears Fans
    -Google Gears Version
    Unhappy Users
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  3. You may have noticed that Brad Neuberg commented on one of our posts. It’s hard to let go of old friends.

Now everyone is happy and it only took Francesco one evening to put smiles on everyone’s face. Thanks Francesco. I wonder what surprise awaits us tomorrow…

8 Comments

  1. nitrolinken

    I still see that Google Gears isn’t integrated into passpack, as a “correct” usage of GG would be. However, it’s nice to see that it’s back.

    Thanks.

  2. louisevinciguerra

    @nitrolinken
    You’re right about that but not to worry because Francesco is working on a proper integration so that Google Gears can work as intended.

    Louise

  3. tom

    simultaneous air & gears … … flying wrenches??

  4. louisevinciguerra

    @ tom
    I am not really sure what you mean by simultaneous. Passpack Desktop and Passpack Offline target 2 different users.
    Passpack Desktop – Mac and Windows
    Passpack Offline – Linux

    For those who aren’t able to run Adobe Air, Passpack Oflfine still remains a solution.
    You wouldn’t really be running them simultaneously.
    So no wrenches need fly ;)

  5. Yay! :) Thanks for the great feedback on Gears Tara. I appreciate all the work you are doing on Passpack. Feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns.

    Best,
    Brad Neuberg

  6. @Brad
    Thanks. Will do. We’ve got a lot of work to do still before putting out a proper version (as @nitrolinken points out) :)

    Cheers,
    Tara

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