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: Why not QT?
by steogede2 on Mon 16th Feb 2009 15:27 UTC in reply to "Why not QT?"
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Qt "limits what you can do to a lowest common denominator subset of what's supported by that framework on each platform."

The way I see this is an extremely bad excuse for not using QT for Chrome linux variant.


I think you have taken that out of context a little. The bit you have quoted was Ben Goodger's reason for not using Qt for everything (Win, Mac and Linux), not his reason for not using it on Linux. He never gave a reason for not to using for the Linux version.

He did give a reason for GTK - his reason was that the dev team didn't want to make a clone of the Windows version (presumably using Wine-lib), but rather they wanted to use GTK. Presumably GTK is what the dev team are more experienced and comfortable using.

ps. I can't believe how much time I have wasted commenting on this article, considering I couldn't care less about Google Chrome.

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