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    There are some large adobe air commits to the svn. Are there any good articles to compare this new framework? What are the advantages of adobe air compared to flash, silverlight, ..

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    Air is flash technically. To oversimplify it, it is Webkit (Safari 3) embedded in Flash, with a host app to install/run the flash files as an application on the OS.

    It's pretty cool technology IMO. For example, I converted the Ext 2 documentation to a running desktop app by only changing a few paths.
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    Thanks (good to see you're back)

    Is the combination of Google Gears / browser not the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdissel View Post
    Is the combination of Google Gears / browser not the same?
    Google Gears is simpler, but this makes it more appealing to me.

    The Gears download patches the browser to add some extra API calls to the JS language for local data access. I think the browser continues to function as a standalone application whereas AIR is Adobe's own runtime environment that might open an embedded browser control if the AIR application requires it.

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