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Re: Updated Tcl Tk and Tix
Christopher Faylor wrote:
The tcltk package in cygwin has some cygwin knowledge but it is not
Maybe we can stop talking about this now?
If you want to help, check out (via CVS) the tcl/tk 8.3 sources from
sources.redhat.com and offer your help in the insight mailing list for
tracking down problems.
As I said previously, future packages will be based on this. If you
want to improve things, stop complaining and start contributing.
I believe Nicholas DOES want to help -- but was confused as to where to
start. He mentioned the idea to me, but I couldn't offer any advice
except "go to the list" -- because I'm confused too.
There's the cygwin official release, based on tcl/tk 8.0 with partial
cygwin support but MSWin GUI. Because of Red Hat commercial concerns
vis a vis GNUpro, I imagine any official release of the 'tcl' and 'tk'
packages will ALWAYS use MSWin GUI's --- you don't want your GNUpro
customers to have to run the Xserver just to debug their code...
NEW INFO from cgf (of which neither I nor Nicholas were aware): However,
the cygwin support in that version of tcl/tk could be improved -- and
development in that direction, for tcl/tk-8.3 is happening on the
insight mailing list. Gotcha.
There's also the issue that some folks -- me, for instance -- would like
a tcl/tk that DOES work with X11 (e.g for integration with Gnome/KDE,
etc). How should *that* be attempted? perhaps 'tcl-x' and 'tk-x'
packages installed under /usr/X11R6/ ? Should those be based on the
official tcl/tk 8.3 sources, or on the "fork" (if it is a fork) that is
being worked on by the insight-on-cygwin guys...and where should this X
version be discussed: also on the insight list, or on the cygwin-xfree
list, or here? If not on the insight list, then how should the
tcl-x/tk-x and tcl/tk package development be coordinated?
And of course, there's the all-important question: suppose all the
technical details were worked out wrt tck/tk-8.3 on cygwin and
tcl-x/tk-x-8.3 on cygwin. Would the tcl-x/tk-x packages be accepted for
distribution? (e.g. would all this just be a waste of Nicholas' time?)
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