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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Yes!
by darknexus on Sat 14th Feb 2009 15:29 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

I'm probably in the minority here, but I'm certainly pleased with their decision to use GTK+ over QT at this point. I have selfish reasons for this, I admit it. I want to be able to use Chrome under Linux, and GTK+ is the only major toolkit with true accessibility support. This should integrate with GNOME nicely and, given it's using Webkit to boot, should make for a very nice experience. I'd love to be able to use something other than Mozilla products for browsing on Linux.

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RE: Yes!
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 14th Feb 2009 15:37 in reply to "Yes!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm probably in the minority here, but I'm certainly pleased with their decision to use GTK+ over QT at this point


Same here. I prefer GNOME, and use only Gtk+ applications because I don't like my stuff looking out of place. This has nothing to do with which is the better toolkit - in all honesty, I don't give a rat's bum about toolkits. I want what looks and works the best, and using a strictly Gtk+ desktop, I'm happy Google chose Gtk+.

Purely selfish, yes.

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RE[2]: Yes!
by SlackerJack on Sat 14th Feb 2009 16:47 in reply to "RE: Yes!"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Out of place?

Well lets look at that, GTK+ doesn't or hasn't attempted a Qt theme that integrates with KDE/Qt apps by default(some third party GTK+ theme it is).

Qt4.x actually comes with a GTK+ clearlooks looking theme. It's funny how people blame KDE for their GTK+ apps looking out of place and fail to notice Qt has this theme to fix the issue.

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RE[2]: Yes!
by segedunum on Sat 14th Feb 2009 22:21 in reply to "RE: Yes!"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

I prefer GNOME, and use only Gtk+ applications because I don't like my stuff looking out of place.

I sincerely hope you're happy with all three of them. With one button on each.

This has nothing to do with which is the better toolkit - in all honesty, I don't give a rat's bum about toolkits.

Which application do you like and feel works better - Firefox on Windows or Firefox on Linux?

Do you believe that having used Firefox on Windows that a user is going to be happy with Firefox on Linux and stay put? ;-)

I want what looks and works the best, and using a strictly Gtk+ desktop, I'm happy Google chose Gtk+

Well, hold on. Google haven't told us how they're actually going to get Chrome distributed and installed on your desktop yet. That might be even more fun ;-).

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RE[2]: Yes!
by ardor on Sun 15th Feb 2009 12:04 in reply to "RE: Yes!"
ardor Member since:
2009-02-15

I have good news for you then. Qt 4.5 will introduce a "GtkStyle", which will actually use Gtk internally, so all your Qt4-using apps will blend in with GNOME.

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RE: Yes!
by bloodandsoil on Sat 14th Feb 2009 15:51 in reply to "Yes!"
bloodandsoil Member since:
2007-08-24

You said that you would love to be able to use non-mozilla browser on Linux.

Have you tried Epiphany with webkit? IMO, too many people overlook Epiphany.

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RE[2]: Yes!
by darknexus on Sat 14th Feb 2009 15:55 in reply to "RE: Yes!"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Yep I've tried it, but it seems to crash quite a bit for me and I haven't figured out why yet.

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