Gears on Rails helps developers to write fully offline functionnal web applications based on Gears without learning a bit of Gears.That sounds very cool. The website has a demo so you can dive into the code right away. This might be a nice alternative to Slingshot, although Slingshot also hides the Ruby requirements from the user and packages everything up nicely, something Gears On Rails doesn't do. But it shouldn't be too hard to implement a Slingshot clone based on Gears On Rails. We'll see.
Run Your Rails Application Offline Without SlingshotPosted on 15 July 2008 by Johannes Fahrenkrug. Tags: programming ruby rails
I just read about a cool project over at the Google Code Blog. Two graduates from NYU have created a Rails plugin called Gears on Rails or acts_as_local. It uses Google Gears for local data storage so you can run your Rails application offline. From the website:
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