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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grabberslasher
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2006-02-09

I'm not sure you understood the original comments - using QT for all platforms would leave it a second class citizen on OS X (no idea about Windows).

Non-native apps stick out nastily - you can nearly always tell it's 'different'.

It's like Java - sure you can make a working cross platform app, but it will be hated by many users because it feels so wrong.

Google have done the right thing for Chrome -> the back-end is cross platform C/C++, the front end will be 'native' on each platform. Unlike Firefox, which feels awful on OS X (for example).

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