Request update of TCL and expect packages

Craig Miller
Thu Oct 27 18:43:00 GMT 2011


This sounds like a not unreasonable solution (having 2 sets of
tcl/expect packages). I can see that there might be a confusion factor
for newbies, so it would be good to get a few more opinions.

If it is acceptable, I would happily contribute/maintain the TCL 8.5,
expect 5.45 packages.



On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Dave <> wrote:
> On 10/26/2011 3:27 PM, Marco Atzeri wrote:
>> After chatting with Craig I dug the archives and
>> I presume the main issue is how to upgrade tcl/tk
>> and all the packages that depend froms it
>> assuming that everything works and nothing is broken.
>> The problem was already mentioned long time ago
> I hope this isn't a dumb question...
> Since TCL is designed to support multiple versions installed simultaneously,
> and there are already quite a few Cygwin packages that have dependencies on
> various versions of libraries, why not have a new TCL85 and EXPECT545
> packages? Just leave all the other packages that depend on TCL8.4 alone?
> Perhaps Mr. Miller would volunteer to be the Cygwin package owner for these
> two new packages. Even if he were to abandon support, the situation would be
> better since we'd have >much< more modern versions of TCL/EXPECT for Cygwin.
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