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 segedunum on Sat 14th Feb 2009 15:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Why not QT?"
segedunum
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That's gonna be one major obstacle for Qt in the future. Do you trust Nokia? Well, I don't. Not a bit.

Hmmmmmm. But it was OK when Nokia were contributing, and still are, to GTK and you have the main GTK repository pretty much dominated by Red Hat with a bottleneck of bugs going back years that aren't personally interesting to them?

I really was curious as to what people would get off the bottom of the barrel, and now I know. "We don't trust Nokia, and, ermmm, it's not native!"

And therefore I'd advise anyone to use GTK+ when it comes to new open source software projects. It's basically the same situation before GTK+ appeared - now with Nokia only worse. Sorry.

Except that Nokia is making their repositories more open to external contributions now, and like GTK, if a situation gets untenable you fork it. It's also licensed under the LGPL now like GTK is, so you can get to do the exact same things with a fork and appease the 'develop for free' brigade.

Where do we go from here I wonder?

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