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: We're Stuck With It
by acobar on Mon 16th Feb 2009 16:06 UTC in reply to "We're Stuck With It"
acobar
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Very well said. All this talk about this subjective consistence on this or that platform is so out of reality, it would be made true if all you do is browse the internet, mess with your files on a file manager, watch your videos or listen your musics (right now not even on that), but just start to use some more serious applications and what? Kapout, so goes your dream of that holly consistence. I´m not saying that a minimum level can not be reached, but expect that all applications you use abide to your desire is just a kind of infantile dream that would impact severely the usefulness of non-trivial software.

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