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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Linux distro's with only one Toolkit
by jello on Mon 16th Feb 2009 19:40 UTC
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IMHO this discussion is somewhat moot...
All the big distros have some sort of "inconsistancy" in this regard and even swap applications in their point release.
As example KUBUNTU comes with GTK+ (and more) preinstalled.


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