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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by FishB8 on Tue 17th Feb 2009 00:11 UTC
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Is it really that hard for people to deal with more than one toolkit? When a dialogue box pops of with a different button order, do you instantly go into a state of shock and start drooling all over your keyboard?

This Qt vs GTK / KDE vs Gnome is getting RETARDED.

I can understand if there are interoperability issues, but it's as if fans of one toolkit view the other as kryptonite that saps all their geeky computer powers away from them.

You're all like a bunch of little old ladies bickering about how it's such a sin to wear white after labor day. Maybe we should write to Miss Manners and see what she has to say about this...

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