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]: Yes!
by SlackerJack on Sat 14th Feb 2009 16:47 UTC 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[3]: Yes!
by jaebird on Sat 14th Feb 2009 20:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Yes!"
jaebird Member since:
2006-09-27

Says the guy who uses a Gimp avatar ;)

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RE[4]: Yes!
by l3v1 on Sat 14th Feb 2009 20:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Yes!"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Says the guy who uses a Gimp avatar ;)


I see thr smiley, still, I'm just fed up with this.

We choose apps, not toolkits.

There, you can shoot me now.

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RE[3]: Yes!
by Michael on Sat 14th Feb 2009 21:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Yes!"
Michael Member since:
2005-07-01

I'd say it's really the job of the operating system distributor to ensure that all the GUI toolkits provided by the OS have a consistent look. Seeing as there are only really two toolkits that are widely used, that shouldn't present too much of a challenge.

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RE[3]: Yes!
by dnas.dnas on Sat 14th Feb 2009 21:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Yes!"
dnas.dnas Member since:
2006-05-27

Another thing to add to that point: Qt 4.5 will come with QGtkStyle which directly calls into GTK+ to handle the drawing (which involves quite a few hoops to jump through. GTK+'s drawing API is awful). For older Qt, you can compile it separately with some fiddling. It does its job incredibly well. Native GTK+ file dialogs, the widgets look right, etc.

There is an equivalent for GTK+, but it's hacked together by one guy, unstable, and rather badly lacking in areas, whereas QGtkStyle is officially maintained by Trolltech.

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RE[4]: Yes!
by stestagg on Sun 15th Feb 2009 16:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Yes!"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

There is an equivalent for GTK+, but it's hacked together by one guy, unstable, and rather badly lacking in areas


That says a lot about the demand for such a thing.

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