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[5]: Why not QT?
by abraxas on Sat 14th Feb 2009 22:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Why not QT?"
abraxas
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Perhaps "emulate" wasn't the correct word to use but you're saying the same thing I was driving at. Firefox and SWT don't call GTK+ directly and their UI code doesn't align very well with GTK+ conventions. Firefox has come a long way and the 3.x versions are much better than previous versions. I haven't used an SWT application in a while but the last time I did it wasn't a very good experience compared to a strictly GTK+ application. Fortunately for Google Webkit has developed into a very portable library with an excellent GTK+ port. There is an abstraction layer that makes creating new bindings for it much easier.

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