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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Does the toolkit really matter?
by 3rdalbum on Sun 15th Feb 2009 08:38 UTC
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2008-05-26

Does it really matter which toolkit has been selected, as long as it's a popular one? GTK is a good choice, Qt would have also been a good choice. In any case, we're getting a native Linux version and I'm sure the Qt fans will be able to implement an optional Qt interface for Chrome that you can enable by doing "./configure --enable-qt --disable-gtk".

What really matters is: Will Chrome for Linux be fast, will it render pages and run Javascripts correctly, will it accept D'n'D to and from KDE and Gnome programs, will it integrate with the accessibility features of both desktops, will it be stable and reliable, and how quickly will distributions adopt it or at least have it in their repositories?

That's what matters. Not what interface toolkit it uses. Most people run a mixed desktop anyway (GTK or GTK-alike programs on KDE, or Qt/KDE programs on Gnome/XFCE).

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