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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I havent checked lately, but apps like Eclipse probably still can't print because GTK+ 'doesn't do printing'.

Was true once, but not for quite a while. Gtk+ has provided print integration for a few releases now (two, maybe three years ago?), and Eclipse supports it (not sure when support was added).

So if your criticism is that out of date, how about not bothering, maybe?

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IkeKrull Member since:

When I don't have to deal with these stupid inconsistencies, unecessarily duplicated infrastructure, or missing functionality, then i'll stop bothering, maybe.

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