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]: QT does not get it right
by MacMan on Sat 14th Feb 2009 21:11 UTC in reply to "RE: QT does not get it right"
MacMan
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I have tried it, and no it technically does not use Cocoa

It works like QT does on all other platforms, it essentially, just creates a single Cocoa window, then does all of its own drawing to this window. It essentially just draw to a single pixmap per window, then just uses Cocoa to draw the pixmap to the screen.

This is precisely why it looks so strange, because it has all of its own controls and widgets instead of using the native OS widgets. This may not be so bad on Unix, where QT can be considered the native widget set, as X11 really does not provide for widgets, just a port to draw stuff to.

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