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]: QT does not get it right
by vivainio on Sat 14th Feb 2009 19:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: QT does not get it right"
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Not to mention how coding for QT is just plain UGLY compared to objective-c, vala, c#, or pretty much anything else I can think of, well maybe, MFC is almost as bad as QT.

Qt code actually flows really well - I wouldn't call it ugly at all. It's a telling fact that PyQt ui code is not all too different C++ Qt ui code (to the point where PyQt documentation is pretty much a copy of the Qt documentation). Managing that in "writing to the metal" language like C++ is no mean feat.

The alternatives you present are proprietary/specialized languages for a small target group (ok, C#'s target group is large but still limited mostly to one segment of computing, Windows), while C++ is a standardized "universal" language that delivers pretty much the best performance on all platforms.

Regarding the choice of Gtk for chrome - the toolkit choice doesn't really play a big part here, it will use Chrome's custom stuff for almost everything. It's mostly about file selection dialog & the likes. I believe this is the same situation with Firefox and OOo.

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