Build Python 2.5 against Tk 8.5
Russell E. Owen
rowen at cesmail.net
Tue Oct 16 20:20:32 CEST 2007
In article <4714D4AB.3080103 at codebykevin.com>,
Kevin Walzer <kw at codebykevin.com> wrote:
> Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> >> I'd like to experiment with Tk 8.5 (now in beta) in my Python
> >> application, but Python 2.5 requires Tk 8.4.x.
> > Why do you say that? AFAIK, that's not the case.
> It's been a while, but when I've tried to run my Tkinter app against Tk
> 8.5 with a stock Python installation, I get an error message saying that
> Tk 8.4.x is required. It's probably tkinter.so that hard-codes the
> Tcl/Tk version, not Python itself--I should have been clearer on that.
> However, I still need to know what to patch...
I have no idea how Tkinter does with Tcl/Tk 8.5.
But one way to try it is to build python from source (after installing
Tcl/Tk 8.5). It's not hard, but it takes awhile and you have to specify
the right options to get a framework build (these are documented in the
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