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 segedunum on Sat 14th Feb 2009 21:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why not QT?"
segedunum
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Chrome isn't cross platform...yet. It was built with a lot of Windows specific libraries.

Hmmmm. So it's 'native'..........to Windows? Kind of the point really. It tries to be native, but it isn't at all.

Firefox and SWT suffered from emulating GTK+, not implementing it. From what I gather from the article Chrome will be using native GTK+....

No. They're not emulating it at all, and that's the problem. They are wrapping it so they can use 'native' system calls on each platform.

...which will make the interface much more consistent with other GNOME/GTK+ applications.

That won't happen, because they will have to make cross-platform trade-offs to make it work across all platforms.

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