[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: version 5.45 of expect/tcl

Marco Atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 06:49:00 GMT 2011

On 10/25/2011 3:31 AM, Craig Miller wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am the author of expect-lite <expect-lite.sf.net> which relies heavily
> on expect. The version in the cygwin repository is quite old (from
> 2003). I have compiled a modern version of expect (v 5.45) based on TCL
> 8.5.
> Expect, originally written by Don Libes, is a program that "talks" to
> other interactive programs according to a script. Following the script,
> Expect knows what can be expected from a program and what the correct
> response should be. An interpreted language provides branching and
> high-level control structures to direct the dialogue. In addition, the
> user can take control and interact directly when desired, afterward
> returning control to the script.
> This is a direct replacement for the 2003 version, and can be found at:
> http://www.makikiweb.com/cygwin/expect/
> Please accept this into the cygwin repository.
> thanks,
> Craig...

I suspect our expect package maintainer (aka cgf) is capable to
update the package by himself.
Moreover the tcltk package in cygwin is based around 8.4 not 8.5.


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