Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Feb 2009 14:07 UTC
Editorial Late last week we ran a story on how the Google Chrome team had decided to use Gtk+ as the graphical toolkit for the Linux version of the Chrome web browser. It was a story that caused some serious debate on a variety of aspects, but in this short editorial, I want to focus on one aspect that came forward: the longing for consistency. Several people in the thread stated they were happy with Google's choice for purely selfish reasons: they use only Gtk+ applications on their GNOME desktops. Several people chimed in to say that Qt integrates nicely in a Gtk+ environment. While that may be true from a graphical point of view, that really isn't my problem with mixing toolkits. The issue goes a lot deeper than that.
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RE: What annoys me about Gnome...
by dagw on Mon 16th Feb 2009 15:09 UTC in reply to "What annoys me about Gnome..."
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In the mean time OS's like Windows and Mac that only have one GUI toolkit will be miles ahead in this regard!

What is The One GUI toolkit under Windows? I can think of three off the top of my head, plus a bunch of wrappers around them offering various abstractions. Then there are all the different approaches developers take to make their apps look special and unique...

Saying that the situation under Windows is miles better than under Linux simply isn't true.

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