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[5]: All guis the same
by abraxas on Tue 17th Feb 2009 06:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: All guis the same"
abraxas
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2005-07-07

I'm not tyring to make the argument that Shake needs to use a different toolkit, just that a completely custom toolkit is not necessary and often confusing. You seem to by implying that it's not possible to create an image compositor like Shake with a native toolkit like QT or GTK. I don't buy it.

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