Gears on Linux & Windows

  1. Get Google Gears

    1.1 On Linux, download Gears for Linux here, and extract all files to a folder of your choice, let's say, gears.

    1.2 On Windows, download the installer here and run the installer. You may need to have Firefox installed when you run the installer. Then copy all files from C:\Program Files\Google\Google Gears\Firefox to a folder of your choice, let's say, gears.

  2. The install.rdf file in the gears folder needs to be modified before Gears will work with Conkeror. See the Notes on Compatibility section for step-by-step instructions.

  3. The stub.js file in the gears/components folder needs to be modified in the following way. The function getLibFileName, which selects the version of Gears binary according to the version of the browser, needs to be replaced by the following code:

function getLibFileName() {
        return "ff30";
  }