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: Why QT? Why not GTK+?
by vivainio on Sat 14th Feb 2009 20:23 UTC in reply to "Why QT? Why not GTK+?"
vivainio
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2008-12-26


Qt is not the better Toolkit. It is just another Toolkit. And for all the functions Qt brings besides QT GUI there are also solutions on GTK side.


There has got to be *some* reason companies were willing to pay thousands of dollars PER DEVELOPER for Qt licenses, when Gtk (& C++ bindings) and Wx were free, don't you think?

Still, I'm not arguing that google should have used Qt to develop this. If the coders want to do it Gtk, they can probably get best results with Gtk (especially when they know it inside out). And it's not like they will convert all of their existing code to GObject mess - just add parts that directly need to interface with toolkit, or use GTkmm.

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