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 mtzmtulivu on Sat 14th Feb 2009 14:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Why not QT?"
mtzmtulivu
Member since:
2006-11-14

(...) gtk/gnome has more users than qt/kde, so it makes sense to use that as "native".


is that a fact? where did you get your numbers from?

it would have been "gtk has a better license" couple of weeks ago ..now that both QT and gtk will be using the same licence, the reason is now "more people use gtk therefore its the better toolkit"? .."more usage" means better these days?

it may make sense to you, but it doesnt to me and i suspect to most kde users

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RE[3]: Why not QT?
by Hiev on Sat 14th Feb 2009 14:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Why not QT?"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I think is more related to Nokia being the competence of Google (Android vs Qt movil).

Anyway, Im pleased they used GTK+, is light fast and well integrated with Linux. Thank you google.

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RE[4]: Why not QT?
by J. M. on Sat 14th Feb 2009 16:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Why not QT?"
J. M. Member since:
2005-07-24

Anyway, Im pleased they used GTK+, is light fast and well integrated with Linux. Thank you google.


This is the weirdest comment on GTK+ I've ever seen. GTK+ is anything but fast and light. Speed has always been the primary reason not to use GTK+ (and to use something faster, like Qt), as it is one of the slowest and heaviest GUI toolkits available. When people decide to use GTK+, it is always *despite* its performance, not because of it. People pick GTK+ because it is such a widespread toolkit, the de facto standard on Linux, and licensed under the LGPL (which, before Nokia announced that Qt 4.5 will be LGPLed, too, was the only real advantage for many people).

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