Gears Download Chokes on Flash (.SWF) File
|Reported by:||jeffreymcmanus||Owned by:|
Firefox 3, OS X 10.5.4
Just upgraded blog.jeffreymcmanus.com to WP 2.6, installed Gears, and WP tried to download all my WP stuff to the local machine.
It appears as if WP is trying to download some kind of Flash file (is this WP's Flash uploader component?) and Gears won't let it. Error message as follows:
Local storage status: Error: Download of 'http://blog.jeffreymcmanus.com/wp-includes/js/swfupload/swfupload_f9.swf' returned response code 404
Disabled Gears, restarted browser, same error message.
I'd suggest as a related usability issue on this, that telling the user to "disable Gears and try again" is OK (although it didn't work in my case), but I needed more information than "disable Gears" -- I just installed it for the first time two minutes ago and I had no clue how to disable it. Maybe say "disable the Gears browser plug-in" to distinguish it from some Wordpress admin feature?