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Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, August 2, 2006
14 years ago5,173 views

I was just searching for other hosted applications on the google domain and i found this:

code.google.com/p/hosted-gmail ...

Works good and very very fast. I got a warning because I have IE7 installed but apart from that is seems to work very well.

I couldn't find any more information, the site is a bit sparse...

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

here is the download link

hosted-gmail-client.googlecode ...

ThankYou Very much... :-)

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Thats Garett's tool
But seems to require some newer dlls/tools than i have...

Microsoft.mshtml version 7.0.3300.0 ...

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Did someone rename the application? Where can I find the original?

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

oh can anyone give me the exact size of the file ?

when i download the setup file, after unziping it downloads another set of files....

or give me the orginal location of the file name

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

oh i am sorry you need .NET Framework 2.0

i installed only 1.5 now i need to download it.......

all the upcoming products annoys me to install it....

its better i wil first download from windows live update.......

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

31.07.2006 14:36 5'566 hosted-gmail-client.application
31.07.2006 14:36 5'566 hosted-gmail-client_1_0_0_36.application
31.07.2006 14:36 431'584 setup.exe

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

give me the location..... to download the orginal .....

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]myself, aha now i get it. Garett == gootch2

:D. But it seems this tool has been in the dark for a while...am i correct?

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

code.google.com/p/hosted-gmail ...

on the right site: Link: Download

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

thank you. i will try it out..

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #


netrebell.stefan2904.rootzilla ...



...
mshtml (.net 2.0) is missing?

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Internet Explorer 7? I don't know, I just assumed my IE7 installation was responsible for some errors but maybe it is even neccesary...

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Thanks for the feedback guys ;)

I just started this project when Google Hosting was launched... there are still many bugs, but I am working on them :)

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Your project is about the only project on Google Code Hosting which actually hás code.

I only have .Net studio 2003 or could I open 'hosted-gmail-client.csproj' with the lightweight edition of .Net studio?

Keep up the good work!

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I have a version of Visual Studio 2005 that I got at the launch party – I don't know what versions of VS this project is compatible with, but I assume as long as it's "2005", it should have no problem.

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here] mr: Garett Rogers:

Can you do something to bypass this error or debug it . i got the same problem as stefan got....

"unable to install or run the application. The application requires that
microsoft.mshtml version 7.0.3300.0 be installed in the Global
Assembly cache(GAC) First.

Please contact your system administrator.."

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ok, I i've made it so microsoft.mshtml dll is distributed with the application...
could you verify that it works now? download the new version from code.google.com/p/hosted-gmail ...

Thanks.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

yes, thank you. it works!


netrebell.stefan2904.rootzilla ...

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

a standalone portable version would be great to have on my USB.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Garett This is actually quite cool! Great Job! I might have to whip out my VS2005 that I also got at the Launch tour and make it work with Gmail accounts too!

Only problem I see is that it is branded with that company that I shall not name at the moment... are you trying to get me in trouble?!?!?! ;o)

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here] Garett

does this application supports Encryption and secured transmission ?

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

yes, a portable version and links to other google services (in the left bar9 wold be nice... (maby userdefined links?)

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Travis:
No... I won't get in trouble hehe... we are using this for our internal mail client now as our company has switched to hoted gmail... I will remove the branding once I have time to make a logo (any volunteers?? heh)

Sankar:
It uses the standard login that gmail provides, so the authentication is secure. As for gmail itself – it does use http instead of https. The hosted solution appears to have a bug while using https though, it always states "Your browser's cache is full and may interfere with your experience."... they have some bugs to work out! :)

stefan:
a portable version would be really sweet... I have been thinking about that and haven't come to any conclusions as to how to implement it yet. User defined links are an excellent idea!

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

where is the problem?
(i do not speak .net)

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Well, I guess portable can be taken two ways... but I think now that I re-read your suggestion, you mean the easier of the two.

The hard one first – I have recieved comments asking if there was a way to take it offline so that people who are not always connected could still have access to their mail and calendar (one of the advantages to outlook).

In order to access email offline, you would need to store the messages locally... that would require a local database. To make it effective, I think the product would need some POP logic (and the user would have to enable POP in their settings) to handle the downloading of messages.

The easier one – If you mean portable as in mobile device that is connected via wireless network (i think this is what you mean now), it would be quite simple to do this using the .net compact framework... unfortunately, Google doesn't yet provide a "mobile" version of the hosted gmail I don't think (like m.gmail.com) so screen realestate could be a bit of a challenge. And I don't have a device to test on.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

nooooo, with portable i mean, able to install on usb stick an this stuff.
able to use on many computers (with/without installed .net) without reinstall on every device....

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

ahh i see...
that would be very easy to do...

I will work on that :) good suggestion!

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

ok. thank you. :-)

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

code.google.com/p/hosted-gmail ...
there is a link for a USB version that does not require installation now...

let me know if that works for you... thanks :)

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

ok, i will search my usb stick and try it out.... :p

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Garett, works great, I'll stick with my FF though. Congrats anyway...
(Just a pitty of that MS DLL you need...) BTW there is a little typo in the add event quick box: I suppose you mean lunch iso luch ;-)

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Thanks Art :)

I really wanted to use the Gecko engine – and I found a mozilla activex control that I could use – however it crashes any time I try to navigate to a page that uses SSL... google.com works, but www.google.com crashes.

This is a problem because the sign-in stuff always uses SSL.

Does anyone know how to embed a firefox browser into an application? :)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Garett, have you tried mobildcandidate preview ver2 for the usb ??

this may work as its ssl enabled

portableapps.com/apps/internet ...

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

very cool app, but I don't think it can be embedded into an application...

I need something like iol.ie/~locka/mozilla/control. ... – any attempts to find an alternative have been unsuccessful :)

Maybe I should also ask if anybody is able to get the activex control from the link above to work with https? maybe its a configuration problem on my end.

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