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[4]: Why not QT?
by ardor on Sun 15th Feb 2009 11:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why not QT?"
ardor
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Technically, Qt is far superior to Gtk. QGraphicsView alone is one thing that you cannot do in Gtk without a significant amount of extra effort. The API, the tools (designer, linguist, creator..) and documentation are lightyears ahead of Gtk.

Also, what "unnecessary vendor lock ins" are there? You do realize that starting with 4.5, Qt will be LGPLed, right?

I have been writing scientific visualization software using Qt as the toolkit and OpenGL for real-time previews and editing. I would NEVER use the X protocol for network transparency. Instead, I wrote the application itself in a distributed way. There is no way you can use DRI OpenGL and X network transparency at the same time without ugly hacks. (And you *want* DRI with OpenGL.) Relying on the X protocol for heavy rendering is just *wrong*.

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