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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Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 14th Feb 2009 15:24 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Do not make a Linux version of your software - receive flak from the community.

Make a Linux version of your software - receive flak from the community for not picking the toolkit du jour.

I love the Linux community ;) .

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RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by FooBarWidget on Sat 14th Feb 2009 16:50 in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

Wouldn't it be nice if you can find some way to make the GTK bashers take responsibility for the things that the google-sucks-because-chrome-is-not-available-on-linux people say?

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RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by vitae on Sat 14th Feb 2009 18:55 in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
vitae Member since:
2006-02-20

Do not make a Linux version of your software - receive flak from the community.

Make a Linux version of your software - receive flak from the community for not picking the toolkit du jour.

I love the Linux community ;) .


Well, now Thom you know that the war between KDE and Gnome is almost as old as Linux is. It's a family thing, and the bigger family gets, the more it squabbles. I only had two brothers growing up, but didn't want to deal with either of them. I can't imagine have like 10 brothers and sisters in the same household.

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by _txf_ on Sat 14th Feb 2009 19:13 in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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2008-03-17

I suspect that many of us (kde users) are chafing under the weight of khtml. And would love to see Qt based browser that has a chance to be supported by website creators (and is really fast).Currently the khtml devs don't really seem inclined to better integrate the webkit kpart.

We'll see what happens in the near future.

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RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by segedunum on Sat 14th Feb 2009 22:16 in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Make a Linux version of your software - receive flak from the community for not picking the toolkit du jour.

Well, they certainly haven't picked the right one if they really want to make Chrome cross-platform and make it work, so I wish them luck. Firefox certainly hasn't worked in that direction so they haven't learned any lessons.

Mind you, there's an even bigger obstacle for Google than the toolkit - getting the damn application distributed to users and installed in the first place! :-) Linux is a whole world of hurt on that front.

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by stestagg on Sun 15th Feb 2009 16:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

Linux is a whole world of hurt on that front


Not exactly. Distributing commercial/precompiled applications is a pretty awful experience on Linux.

But if Google include the GTK interface in Chromium, then they will not have to even lift a finger to get it distributed to all the major distributions. There are many people out there seriously interested in getting Chrome[ium] to work on linux, and there will be no shortage of people willing to create and deliver packages once it has been released

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