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: Google is not one company
by sbergman27 on Sat 14th Feb 2009 20:05 UTC in reply to "Google is not one company"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

I suspect that they chose QT for Google Earth for reasons relating to your possibility #1: The devs on that particular project were C++ guys. And then possibility #2 took hold as reality set in.

QT always seems to be presented as the "shiny" solution. But where are the results?

Google, to its credit, is a company that learns from its past mistakes.

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tbscope2 Member since:
2009-02-14

Yet... some companies do the exact opposite.

Nokia for example. Maybe a little bit too extreme as an example, but still.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Yet... some companies do the exact opposite. Nokia for example.

Because they bought out a competing toolkit for a song, and then put out some encouraging press releases to appease the bought up natives? Where are the products?

Edited 2009-02-14 20:24 UTC

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RE[2]: Google is not one company
by leos on Sat 14th Feb 2009 23:24 in reply to "RE: Google is not one company"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

I suspect that they chose QT for Google Earth for reasons relating to your possibility #1: The devs on that particular project were C++ guys. And then possibility #2 took hold as reality set in.

QT always seems to be presented as the "shiny" solution. But where are the results?


Well google earth is pretty awesome. Any evidence that there are major problems with it or are you just making stuff up now?

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