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[3]: Why not QT?
by bnolsen on Sat 14th Feb 2009 15:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why not QT?"
bnolsen
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<quote>(Qt 4.5 is fast on every platform.)</quote>

Wrong!

Qt fails when it comes to network transparency. This is true with remote X11 (unix) and terminal server (windows), especially when heavy rendering is required (cad/gis). Yes, an answer is to use vnc/remote desktop instead but they're not suitable replacements.

We dumped qt4 because of the above and if you go looking at the qt blogs a constant theme in the user comments is: "is this feature X going to speed up remote display"?

I was kind of hoping that google might take a shot at writing a better cross platform gui toolkit.

As it stands I certainly hope to see Qt truly shredded over the next 2 years as the old unecessary redundant portions written specifically for vendor lock in are replaced with better open/standard technologies. I'd say gtk is likely to be more stable in the upcoming couple of years.

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