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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Qt versus GTK+
by AnXa on Sun 15th Feb 2009 23:22 UTC
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2008-02-10

I'll go straight to the point. GTK+ is ugly toolkit and I hate it. If I cannot use QT then I'd use Motif or anything else but GTK+. "GNU Image Manipulator Program Tool Kit Plus" just doesn't cut it.

My first argument is that it wastes too much space on screen. Why does 10px font button has to have 25px edges? Using GTK+ with 120dpi fonts is just horrible experience. It's totally unusable because you cannot see Cancel/Accept buttons on dialog because they falloff the screen. GTK+ applications do not work properly on screens smaller than 1024x768. They need 1280x1024 at least.

Can anyone explain this? Could somebody explain why Gnome still doesn't function properly in most situation and UI is just complete mess? Even after they introduced HIG documents to help with Gnome UI design...

QT delivers. GTK+ doesn't.

Besides C++ is better programming language than C. C is not even properly standardized on every platform.

We can see QT versus GTK+ debate best in Gnu/Linux desktops...

KDE and Konqueror do work. Gnome and Nautilus doesn't work. Nautilus itself is most horrible file browser I've ever touched and is as much crap as Finder.

I'm bit sleepy so forgive me this troll. ;)

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