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 QT? Why not GTK+?
by evangs on Mon 16th Feb 2009 07:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Why QT? Why not GTK+?"
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Trolltech used to charge $1500 per developer seat for one platform, and then that would increase to about $3300 for a Windows/Mac/Linux bundle. They've since removed the price from their website so it's not easy to see the price anymore.

However, $3300 for a crossplatform toolkit that works is pocket change. That's less than a months salary for a software developer. To put it in other words, that's less worth around 20 man days.

I can't write a cross platform toolkit in a month. Porting any major piece of code from one platform to another is going to take longer than a month. Hell, Qt is cheap for what it does.

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