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[4]: Why not QT?
by Kokopelli on Sat 14th Feb 2009 15:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why not QT?"
Kokopelli
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The way I see it, Chrome was meant for windows and then after the fact they decided to go x-platform.


There you go. The way Kragil sees it, Chrome was meant for windows. That is the marvelous quality of language where when you make clear something is a personal opinion on motivation of others it is capable of self-citation. "The way I see it GTK is better than QT." is an opinion and stands fine on its own.

When an expression is quantifiable however this ability to state opinion is weaker. "GTK is the native toolkit for linux because Gnome has more users than KDE" is a questionable and contentious statement on multiple levels.

The original Chrome was written for Windows with strong ties to Windows API's. Chrome was probably intended to be cross platform from the beginning; it is proving to take a large amount of effort to port to Linux and OS X however. This tends to lend credence to the opinion that it was written for a specific platform with the philosophy that they would worry about how to port to other platforms at a later time.

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