Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Sep 2008 14:03 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Google When Google released its Chrome web browser not too long ago, it of course emphasised that the browser was an open source product. The browser contains 24 parts originating from 3rd parties, and to some surprise, one of those parts comes from one of Google's biggest enemies - Microsoft.
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RE[5]: They should have used Qt
by MacMan on Tue 16th Sep 2008 16:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: They should have used Qt"
MacMan
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Skype uses QT only on Linux, On the Mac is uses Cocoa. You can find this out by looking at the exported names from the binary, only Cocoa and standard C names are used. It does not link or use QT in any way on the Mac.
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Same with tons of other applications, such as Mathematica which uses QT on Linux, Carbon on Mac and the standard GDI functions on Windows.


A lot of people seem to think that if an app uses QT on Linux, it uses QT on all other platforms.

One of big problems with QT is that non Mac users have no idea how terrible QT applications look and behave on the Mac.

Edited 2008-09-16 16:08 UTC

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