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: The use GTK+
by Wrawrat on Sat 14th Feb 2009 19:35 UTC in reply to "The use GTK+"
Wrawrat
Member since:
2005-06-30

Not sure about which one got the steepier learning curve. Although Qt is quirky with his MOC, doing OOP in C just doesn't make sense to me. On that aspect, I hope the Chrome team will exploit one of the multiple GTK+ bindings to evolved languages.

Using GTK+ for Win32 would be a sure way to lose their userbase on that platform... GTK+ for Win32 is slow, ugly and feels awkward, even with the WIMP theme. Although GTK+ is portable, it was really meant for X-Windows. That's okay, as I don't want to dismiss their wfforts... but it doesn't really meet the definition of cross-platform that I have.

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RE[2]: The use GTK+
by TLZ_ on Sun 15th Feb 2009 09:15 in reply to "RE: The use GTK+"
TLZ_ Member since:
2007-02-05

I use Pidgin and although it is not perfect it feels more native than 70% of the apps on Windows.

There isn't all that much consistency on Windows, people doesn't seem to care as much about as Linux and OS X people...

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