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[4]: Why not QT?
by andrewg on Sat 14th Feb 2009 16:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why not QT?"
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"...Chrome was meant for windows and then after the fact they decided to go x-platform.

Citation needed.

Citation not needed as this was an opinion.
Gnome having more users and KDE was referencing an objective fact. I would also add that clearly Chrome was meant for Windows first. I mean its obvious they only began porting to other platforms after Chrome was released for Windows. I am sure they knew they would have to create versions for other platforms but it hardly seemed a priority for them, at least initially. Emphasis on 'seemed'.

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RE[5]: Why not QT?
by sbergman27 on Sat 14th Feb 2009 16:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Why not QT?"
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My perception has been that Chrome was always intended to be cross-platform, but that getting the Windows version out was the highest priority. As a strong advocate of Linux, who doesn't even allow Windows into my home, I agree with their priorities. Getting another standards compliant, WebKit-based browser out there to the unwashed, Windows-using masses likely helps us more than it helps the unwashed masses themselves.

I also happen to believe that they made a good choice in going with GTK+ for Linux. And it's also pretty apparent to me that while it is easy to run a Linux system without QT, it is much, much harder to get along without GTK+. Shall we have a look over the default packages included by various distros to see how QT apps and libs actually fare against GTK+ apps and libs? Even if you run KDE you need GTK+.

Edited 2009-02-14 16:42 UTC

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