Waiting for Google Chrome
Posted Jun 4, 2009 21:00 UTC (Thu) by jimparis
Parent article: Waiting for Google Chrome
Google Chrome's visual style was designed with the assumption that the
window manager is a stable target. On Windows and Mac, we have used this
assumption to allow the tabs to blend seamlessly into the window title
bar, creating Google Chrome's distinctive skyline.
Building an application with these objectives in mind is much more
challenging on Linux because of the lack of general consensus as to what
the default user interface toolkit, theme system, and window managers are.
No, it's much more challenging on Linux because I don't want
you to come up with your own "distinctive skyline". I want your program to behave like all other programs on the system, or if it's got a custom look, it's because I've configured my window manager to give it a custom look. They seem to be missing the concept of "freedom" in free software...
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