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[2]: Why not QT?
by pixel8r on Tue 17th Feb 2009 04:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Why not QT?"
pixel8r
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They didn't say that QT was bad... they said they wanted to use the native toolkit. So the question is: what is the native toolkit on Linux? While it's not as clearcut as windows or mac os x, gtk/gnome has more users than qt/kde, so it makes sense to use that as "native".


Qt is the native toolkit every bit as much as GTK is.
The number of users is irrelevant since both KDE and GNOME have millions of users.

Not that it matters which one is used, but the obvious choice would have been Qt. And since they are now doing more work to port to GTK, the question of "why not Qt" is a very valid one IMO.

No big deal really - and should be easy for folks to port it regardless.

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