Google Gears, Snow Leopard and Safari 4
As like many Mac users, I upgraded to Snow Leopard this past week. As expected there are a few programs that don’t work. One of those is Google Gears in Safari 4. Google gears seems to still work correctly in Firefox on Snow Leopard but not in Safari.
If you go to http://gears.google.com where you normally would get a install button you get this message:
“Your browser is not currently supported.”
Searching around I found a ticket in the gears code.google.com for the issue. This morning someone from google updated it with some helpful information.
Snow Leopard and Safari 4 introduced some changes which are incompatible with Gears.
Apple made these changes to improve the security of their OS and of Safari. While we
continue to talk to Apple about the issue there is no workaround for us at this time.
Gears continues to work with Firefox on Mac OS X.
You can watch the ticket yourself by staring the conversation.
Follow up post: Work around for Google Gears and Snow Leopard