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# Gtk vs ViewsGtk
## Benefits of ViewsGtk
* Better code sharing. For example, don't have to duplicate tab layout or
bookmark bar layout code.
* Tab Strip
* Drawing
* All the animationy bits
* Subtle click selection behavior (curved corners)
* Drag behavior, including dropping of files onto the URL bar
* Closing behavior
* Bookmarks bar
* drag & drop behavior, including menus
* chevron?
* Easier for folks to work on both platforms without knowing much about the
underlying toolkits.
* Don't have to implement ui features twice.
## Benefits of Gtk
* Dialogs
* Native feel layout
* Font size changes (e.g., changing the system font size will apply to our
* Better RTL (e.g.,
* Being able to obey the user's system theme
* Accessibility for buttons and dialogs (but not for tabstrip and bookmarks)
* A better change at good remote X performance?
* We still would currently need Pango / Cairo for text layout, so it will be
more efficient to just draw that during the Gtk pipeline instead of with
* Gtk widgets will automatically "feel and behave" like Linux. The behavior of
our own Views system does not necessarily feel right on Linux.
* People working on Windows features don't need to worry about breaking the
Linux build.