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: All guis the same
by ari-free on Wed 18th Feb 2009 04:15 UTC in reply to "All guis the same"
ari-free
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"Are we willing to give up creativity and artistic license to appease people who just don't want to think?"


Who has time to 'think' around a messed up GUI? Most people just want to get their work done faster, which is why computers were invented in the first place.

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