[Pythonmac-SIG] Which version to install?
ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Tue Aug 31 11:12:50 CEST 2010
On 31 Aug, 2010, at 11:06, engelbert gruber wrote:
> on my mac it says wish8.5 if i start it from cmdline
> and /usr/bin/python Tkinter.TkVersion is 8.5
> or am i missing something ?
You're probably running OSX 10.6, which includes tk 8.5 and tk 8.4. OSX 10.5 and earlier only ship with Tk 8.4.
That's why the 32-bit installers on python.org link with Tk 8.4, those installer work on OSX 10.3.9 or later and should have a working version of Tkinter out of the box because otherwise IDLE won't work. It is technically possible to include a copy of Tk 8.5 with the python installer, but that installer is huge as it is and including Tk 8.5 would increase the load on maintainers.
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 10:50 AM, Ronald Oussoren
> <ronaldoussoren at mac.com> wrote:
>> On 30 Aug, 2010, at 20:54, Russell E. Owen wrote:
>>> However, the python.org binaries all use Tcl/Tk 8.4 (presumably because
>>> that is the version Apple ships with MacOS X), which does not support
>> Your assumption is correct: the python.org binaries are linked with Tk 8.4 because that is what Apple ships.
>> There will be an intel-only installer for 2.7.1 and 3.2 that does use Tk 8.5, I haven't had time to work on that yet though (as usual the OSX port for Tk 8.5 contains backward incompatible changes for platform-specific behaviour like the application menu and those changes break IDLE; there is a patch for that on the python tracker which I need to properly test and integrate).
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