[Pythonmac-SIG] X11 and Tkinter (was: Beginner's questions)
bob at redivi.com
Tue Dec 30 08:26:30 EST 2003
On Dec 30, 2003, at 7:36 AM, Jack Jansen wrote:
> On 29-dec-03, at 18:19, Russell E Owen wrote:
>>> Note that you can also do this without installing a second Python. If
>>> you put _tkinter.so for X11 in, say, ~/Library/X11-Python and you add
>>> that directory to $PYTHONPATH. You could create a script x11python
>>> exec /usr/bin/python "$@"
>>> should do the trick, I think (untested).
>> That is a very interesting idea. I suppose one could do an x11 build
>> of python, extract _tkinter.so and then discard the build, thus
>> saving disk space and clutter over keeping two builds. But...might
>> there some simpler way to obtain an x11-based _tkinter.so?
> Actually, it would be reasonably simple to create a PackMan package
> that contains an X11 _tkinter, puts it in
> /Library/Python/2.3/X11-Python and puts an x11python script in
> How much interest would there be in such a thing?
I'd be interested in having X11 packages for somethings (gtk and
tkinter stuff mostly, I think), but I'm not particularly interested in
compiling them myself, or using Fink :)
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