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: Comment by michi
by BluenoseJake on Mon 16th Feb 2009 21:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by michi"
BluenoseJake
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And if Google Chrome integrates in Gnome as good as the Windows version integrates with the rest of Windows, your whole point is mood anyway.


Not really, because I use KDE, and so0 do a lot of other people. A lot of people use XFCE, or GnuStep, Enlightenment, there are a ton of DEs. Just like half the other posters here have said, Gnome integration is not Linux integration.

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