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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Good article
by TLZ_ on Mon 16th Feb 2009 19:29 UTC
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Good article, I agree completely.

GNOME and KDE are funny. I think they mirror OS X and Windows. OS X tend to simplify a little, and Windows tend to offer some choice.

GNOME/KDE take it to their respective extremes.

Despite GNOME's crazy focus on simply GUI I quite like them - except when it's missing that one function I want. *laughs*

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