Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Feb 2009 12:55 UTC
Google A major complaint about Google's Chrome web browser has been that so far, it is still not available on anything other than Windows. Google promised to deliver Chrome to Mac OS X and Linux as well, but as it turns out, this is a little harder than they anticipated, Ben Goodger, Google's Chrome interface lead, has explained in an email. It has also been revealed what toolkit the Linux version of Chrome will use: Gtk+.
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Why not QT?
by AnXa on Sat 14th Feb 2009 13:44 UTC
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Qt "limits what you can do to a lowest common denominator subset of what's supported by that framework on each platform."

The way I see this is an extremely bad excuse for not using QT for Chrome linux variant. I would have accepted them using GTK+ if they would have just said that QT licensing was confusing or something...

QT is a lot better toolkit than GTK+ and it's a lot more advanced and it's faster too. Take a look Opera and Skype for example. They use QT on GNU/Linux and are one of the best examples of porting Windows application to our favorite platform.

Besides Nokia who now owns TrollTech is making QT work under LGPL license...

Better talk about subject here under topic "Qt now a possibility?":

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