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: QT4 apps on Gnome
by nobody on Sun 15th Feb 2009 00:50 UTC in reply to "QT4 apps on Gnome"
nobody
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2006-06-02

Actually, you are quite wrong. Their arguments are far from "lame".

Google simply acknowledges that there are strengths and weaknesses in each platform, and that to use the "lowest common denominator" would be to discard some potentially useful features of other platforms. Does QT4 support Core Data or the upcoming Grand Central for example?

Really -- the Linux brigade should be grateful that Google are even bothering to do more than a simple Wine-port.

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RE[2]: QT4 apps on Gnome
by adkilla on Sun 15th Feb 2009 07:39 in reply to "RE: QT4 apps on Gnome"
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2005-07-07

Does QT4 support Core Data or the upcoming Grand Central for example?

What makes you think it never will?

FYI, Qt supports using Direct3D on Windows for raster operations. On Mac, they support CoreVideo/CoreAudio for media playback.

The above are examples that Qt does use subsystem features. Snow Leopard is still a while away. Thus any apps using the features you mentioned is non-existent.

With the crap Apple pulled off with Carbon-64, it would be wise not to place any bets on finalized features in Snow Leopard till it ships!

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Edited 2009-02-15 07:42 UTC

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RE[3]: QT4 apps on Gnome
by nobody on Sun 15th Feb 2009 23:01 in reply to "RE[2]: QT4 apps on Gnome"
nobody Member since:
2006-06-02

Here's a picture of QT4 apps in Windows XP with the so-called "native" theme.

http://static.arstechnica.com/kdewin42_dolphin-xp.png

Nuff said. They may have bindings for some of the host-system's technologies, but they haven't quite figured out the bindings for its UI-guidelines. I know that such things don't matter to the Linux fandom, but the comfort factor is an important thing to mainstream users.

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RE[2]: QT4 apps on Gnome
by chemical_scum on Sun 15th Feb 2009 13:11 in reply to "RE: QT4 apps on Gnome"
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2005-11-02

Does QT4 support Core Data or the upcoming Grand Central for example?

Really -- the Linux brigade should be grateful that Google are even bothering to do more than a simple Wine-port.


Really you Apple obsessives get me down. You don't want a parallel release of Chrome for all major platforms you want one that not only uses some of the special features of OS X but also upcoming features that are not yet even implemented.

wtf should I care we can both use Crossover Chromium until the native ports come out.

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