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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The world is not consistant
by spiderman on Mon 16th Feb 2009 18:13 UTC
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I use some applications in english, and some applications in my native language. The web is full of non-consistant content. OSNews' layout is far from that of slashdot and nobody see any problem with that. I can easily work with diversity and I have no problem switching from firefox to epiphany to dillo to lynx to opera. I multi-boot multiple distros and I find consistancy boring. I'll adapt to chrome in GTK+ and I hope someone translate that to QT so I can switch when I feel like it.

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