Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Feb 2009 14:07 UTC
Editorial Late last week we ran a story on how the Google Chrome team had decided to use Gtk+ as the graphical toolkit for the Linux version of the Chrome web browser. It was a story that caused some serious debate on a variety of aspects, but in this short editorial, I want to focus on one aspect that came forward: the longing for consistency. Several people in the thread stated they were happy with Google's choice for purely selfish reasons: they use only Gtk+ applications on their GNOME desktops. Several people chimed in to say that Qt integrates nicely in a Gtk+ environment. While that may be true from a graphical point of view, that really isn't my problem with mixing toolkits. The issue goes a lot deeper than that.
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Qt <-> gtk+ integration
by slougi on Mon 16th Feb 2009 14:22 UTC
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I am not going to comment on your post in general, but one think stuck out. You say:

Qt does a pretty good job of making sure its applications do not stand out graphically - or better put, it makes sure Gtk+ applications do not stand out in a Qt environment.

In my experience the opposite is true. Generally I think it's the Qt-based applications that integrate better with gtk+ environments, especially given QGtkStyle, which I believe will be the default Qt style in GNOME starting with Qt 4.5.

The GTK-Qt theme engine does not work quite as well in my experience.

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