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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RE: We're Stuck With It
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 16th Feb 2009 15:39 UTC in reply to "We're Stuck With It"
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Religious attachment to one toolkit == no applications and no functionality. Take your pick.


What exactly am I missing on my KDE desktop if I stick to Qt only? What am I missing on my GNOME desktop if I stick to Gtk+ only?

Edited 2009-02-16 15:40 UTC

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