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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RE[2]: Why not QT?
by kragil on Sat 14th Feb 2009 14:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Why not QT?"
kragil
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2006-01-04

gtk/gnome has more users than qt/kde


Citation needed.


I think Google coders want job security as much as anybody. So using Qt just wouldn't have made sense.

What is better? A bit more native speed and being a bit leaner or having the browser develop at much great speed with a much better and consistent code base and simultanous releases. (Qt 4.5 is fast on every platform.)

The way I see it, Chrome was meant for windows and then after the fact they decided to go x-platform.

Great strategy.

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