Waiting for Google Chrome
Posted Jun 4, 2009 21:27 UTC (Thu) by ajross
Parent article: Waiting for Google Chrome
Other challenges in GNU/Linux include [...] the
limitations of the GTK+ toolkit.
despite the team's reservations about the ability of GTK+ to
produce an interface comparable to those on Windows or OSX
This surprised me a lot. Not so much because Gtk+ is perfect, or
better than Qt, or Cocoa, or whatever. But because relative to
win32, the UI toolkit for which Chrome is actually targetted, it's
quite literally a paradise.
So I clicked on the links, looking for what the complaints were, and
couldn't find anything at all. The closest technical issue I could
find was a mismatch between the X11/ICCCM window management mechanism
and Chrome's desire to put tab controls in the window's title bar. While real, it's
also an issue that effects every other toolkit on the platform.
So I'm honestly curious: what needs to be fixed in Gtk+ for Chrome's
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