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[3]: Comment by Darkmage
by AlexandreAM on Mon 16th Feb 2009 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Darkmage"
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And again the same old thing. I would really enjoy using GNUStep, with or without √Čtoil√©, and I would surely take the time to dig into Objective-C to create the apps I need for it, if there was a Web Browser with it. There should be a massive campaign for the full port of WebKit (if I recall correctly, there's an offering of help from the ones involved in WebKit to port it to GnuStep).

Unfortunately I am aware that I'm not skilled enough to do that, since I have no idea what goes behind a Web renderer engine and knows little about Obj-C.

But as soon as a Web browser were available, I'd jump on it and start working on small apps that could be useful, because it really fits the way I believe computers should be dealt with.

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