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[5]: Comment by Darkmage
by Darkmage on Mon 16th Feb 2009 22:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Darkmage"
Darkmage
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2006-10-20

You're right on the money with window devs stuffing up usability. Look at Caligari truespace version 1-6 and then look at version 7.
Talk about a step backwards.

There is a webbrowser coming to gnustep. There's the webkit port which has a browser called Vespucci. I've run it and it does display websites albeit simple ones. Gnustep is purely lacking developer manpower. When it gets it it'll become a decent platform.

Edited 2009-02-16 22:15 UTC

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