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: QT does not get it right
by adkilla on Sat 14th Feb 2009 20:21 UTC in reply to "QT does not get it right"
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You ought to try out the latest Qt 4.5 build on Mac. It even uses the Cocoa toolkit to build 64-bit apps!

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RE[2]: QT does not get it right
by MacMan on Sat 14th Feb 2009 21:11 in reply to "RE: QT does not get it right"
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I have tried it, and no it technically does not use Cocoa

It works like QT does on all other platforms, it essentially, just creates a single Cocoa window, then does all of its own drawing to this window. It essentially just draw to a single pixmap per window, then just uses Cocoa to draw the pixmap to the screen.

This is precisely why it looks so strange, because it has all of its own controls and widgets instead of using the native OS widgets. This may not be so bad on Unix, where QT can be considered the native widget set, as X11 really does not provide for widgets, just a port to draw stuff to.

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What do you mean it doesn't look native? Specific examples?

We have clients using our Qt apps for vision research on Macs. They couldn't tell any difference. One of them has OCD and any Mac app not behaving like one drives him nuts. In fact when coupled with the unified toolbar look they couldn't tell any difference whatsoever.

You ought to try out the examples that come with the RC release and post the discrepancies here. That would be a more useful comment.

By the way, I have often seen comments like yours even for wxWidget apps. wxWidgets uses native carbon widgets like SWT.

I guess you can't please the Cocoa nazis.


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